Browse back issues of The Atlantic from 1857 to present that have appeared on the Web. From September 1995 to the present, the archive is essentially complete, with the exception of a few articles, the online rights to which are held exclusively by the authors.

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  • March 2018

    March 2018

    Why the Chinese love Trump, Paul Manafort and the corruption of U.S. politics, how we will feed the new global middle class, and why you should boycott the GOP. Plus, Mark Bowden revisits the world’s most body-conscious man, Caitlin Flanagan on Modesty Blaise, the failure of American democracy, fiction by Will Mackin, and more.

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  • January/February 2018

    Jan/Feb 2018

    Russia’s election-hack gamble, God’s plan for Mike Pence, and the case against college for everyone. Plus, exoneration without DNA evidence, Eva Moskowitz’s charter-school revolution, the jellyfish apocalypse, and more.

  • December 2017

    December 2017

    The making of an American Nazi, the evolution of the alt-right, and the rise and fall of ‘Rolling Stone.’ Plus, China’s race to find aliens first, ‘Shark Tank’ nation, and more.

  • November 2017

    November 2017

    The crucial hours after a fraternity pledge’s fall, what Thoreau really saw, and the secrets of Google’s moonshot factory. Plus, the enduring appeal of Joni Mitchell, the science behind Mona Lisa’s smile, and more.

  • October 2017

    October 2017

    A damage report on the presidency by Ta-Nehisi Coates, Eliot Cohen, and Jack Goldsmith. Plus, Woody Allen’s lazy filmmaking, Joyce Maynard’s personal-essay domination, and why happy people cheat on their spouses.

  • September 2017

    September 2017

    How America lost touch with reality, why some women bully each other at work, and why liberalism disappoints. Plus, the impact of the smartphone on post-Millennials, the rise of antifa, and more

  • July/August 2017

    July/Aug 2017

    The threat of North Korea, the Democrats’ immigration mistake, and attempting to treat mental illness through smartphones. Plus: surrealist TV, Evan McMullin’s renegade status in the GOP, and more.

  • June 2017

    June 2017

    A family’s secret slave in America, Richard Spencer’s transformation, skydiving from space, and a new approach to helping psychopathic children. Plus, Pixar’s decline, Trump’s potential impact on the economy, and more.

  • May 2017

    May 2017

    The Money Report: how online shopping makes suckers of us all, how Walmart tricks people into saving, the plan to end Europe, and late-night comedy’s role in the rise of Trump. Plus, apps for aid in a humanitarian crisis, and more.

  • April 2017

    April 2017

    Kellyanne Conway as the Trump whisperer, Pleistocene Park, why Silicon Valley is so awful to women, and what your therapist doesn’t know. Plus, what secularization has done to American politics, and more.

  • March 2017

    March 2017

    President Trump’s autocratic potential, a social-media mom’s empire, blue cities in red states, and luxury doomsday bunkers. Plus, what sexuality looked like in the Victorian era, how to fix Hollywood, and more.

  • January/February 2017

    Jan/Feb 2017

    The legacy of the first black U.S. president, what makes products popular, and a physician’s guide to sleep. Plus, despair and hope under a Trump presidency, Glenn Beck’s regrets, and more.

  • December 2016

    December 2016

    America’s gambling problem, how history will remember Obama’s presidency, and how to avoid war with Beijing. Plus, stolen valor, the case against cats, and more

  • November 2016

    November 2016

    The Tech Issue: The view from Silicon Valley, how social media is changing war, and breaking your internet addiction. Plus, a rare presidential endorsement, Jane Jacobs on the fragility of democracy, and much more

  • October 2016

    October 2016

    The Politics Issue: A presidential Ponzi scheme, sizing up the debates, Trump’s punk-rock appeal, and female-leader backlash. Plus, museums learn to love selfies, the failure of poetry, Ta-Nehisi Coates on O. J. Simpson, and much more.

  • September 2016

    September 2016

    Transplanting human heads to save lives, evaluating U.S. homeland security 15 years after 9/11, how the plight of the white underclass drives American politics, reclaiming critical inquiry in Vietnamese schools, and much more

  • July/August 2016

    July/Aug 2016

    The mystery behind Jesus’s (probably fake) wife, white nationalism in the GOP, the timepieces of the rich and famous (and powerful), a potential diagnosis on American politics, Liberia after Ebola, and much more

  • June 2016

    June 2016

    A psychological guide to a Trump presidency, a different Trump on Pennsylvania Avenue, teaching children resilience, the rise and fall of UFC champ Conor McGregor, Proust on a cellphone, and much more

  • May 2016

    May 2016

    The Money Report: The secret shame of the American middle class, fake children in Thailand, why luck matters, Bernie Sanders vs. a socialist, and more

  • April 2016

    April 2016

    Jeffrey Goldberg interviews Obama, a preview of the new Black Panther comic, why you should quit your job, David Bowie’s resurrections, the bold history of abolition, and more  

  • March 2016

    March 2016

    James Fallows uncovers the strength in America, an attempted coup in the Gambia, the teenagers fluent in high-order math, why we still miss John Stewart, and much more

  • January/February 2016

    Jan/Feb 2016

    How the DEA took down one of the world’s most notorious drug cartels, the U.S. moves left, Erika Christakis on the decline of preschools, inside Volkswagen’s scandal, the GOP’s internal war, and more

  • December 2015

    December 2015

    The disturbing trend of teen suicide in Silicon Valley, memorializing Stalin’s victims, Bill de Blasio’s crusade to progress, ugly sweater science, the greatest actor alive and more

  • November 2015

    November 2015

    The Tech Issue: Why you should be paranoid, selfie sticks in Silicon Valley, Al Gore talks investment, Bill Gates on energy, the unpreparedness of U.S. presidents, and more

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