Personal The Effete Liberal Book Club Rises Again Ta-Nehisi Coates November 16, 2012 Link Copied Walter Johnson's Soul By Soul. Here's the space. We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to the editor or write to email@example.com. Ta-Nehisi Coates is a former national correspondent for The Atlantic. He is the author of The Beautiful Struggle, Between the World and Me, We Were Eight Years in Power, and The Water Dancer.