On The Atlantic’s aesthetics
The GOP’s leaders are attempting to destroy the foundations of American democracy.
Preserving American democracy in a moment of peril
Amid assaults against the press and the rise of technology, democracy is in a fragile state. Can it overcome the challenges it faces?
Five decades after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., equality, for many, remains a distant dream.
Journalism in America is in perilous shape, and independence is more important than ever.
Can America recover from the Trump administration?
Alex Tizon struggled to write about Lola, the woman who helped raise him. He was 11 before he realized she was his family’s slave.
In difficult times, the work of explaining America to itself and the world becomes ever more crucial.
Reflections on Jeffrey Goldberg’s interview with President Obama and our April issue
How did mass incarceration come to be a consensus political issue in America?
Revisiting the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. in a time of police shootings and church murders
One can draw a line from September 11, 2001, straight back to the decisions made by colonial mapmakers as the fighting raged in Europe 100 years ago.