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  • December 2012

    December 2012

    James Fallows explains why the future of industry is in America, Jeffrey Goldberg makes the case for more guns, Ann Patchett describes her battle with Amazon, Isaac Chotiner laments Salman Rushdie's decline, and more

  • November 2012

    November 2012

    Our annual Brave Thinkers list, an interview with Mike Bloomberg, the strangest potential threat to the president, the Army's culture of mediocrity, Benjamin Schwarz on the end of jazz, and more

  • October 2012

    October 2012

    James Bennet on campaign finance, James Parker on 50 Shades of Grey, a special report on American schools, and more

  • September 2012

    September 2012

    James Fallows on Romney's debating strengths and weaknesses, Ta-Nehisi Coates on Obama and race, Hanna Rosin on college girls and sex, new fiction by Emma Donoghue, and more

  • July/August 2012

    July/Aug 2012

    The biggest ideas of 2012, why women still can't have it all, Caitlin Flanagan on JFK's affairs, new fiction by Elmore Leonard, and more

  • June 2012

    June 2012

    David H. Freedman on the perfected self, Mark Bowden on being in the dumb kids' class, James Parker on Glenn Beck, Isaac Chotiner on P. G. Wodehouse, and more

  • May 2012

    May 2012

    How Facebook may be making us lonely, the genius of Kanye West, Muammar Qaddafi's grieving son, a profile of an iconoclastic video game inventor, and more

  • April 2012

    April 2012

    How Ben Bernanke saved the economy, Rahm Emanuel's big plans, the triumph of HBO's Game of Thrones, Philip Roth's not-quite-autobiographical fiction, and more

  • March 2012

    March 2012

    James Fallows on Obama, Raymond Bonner on the death penalty, Christopher Hitchens on G.K. Chesterton, and more

  • The Civil War

    The Civil War

    On the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, we present this commemorative issue featuring Atlantic stories by Mark Twain, Henry James, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Frederick Douglass, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Louisa May Alcott, and many more. Purchase on newsstands through March 5, or order your print or digital copy here.

  • January/February 2012

    Jan/Feb 2012

    American manufacturing and the jobs crisis, Robert D. Kaplan on John J. Mearsheimer, James Parker on R.E.M., Caitlin Flanagan on Joan Didion, and more

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