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Jeffrey Goldberg is the editor in chief of The Atlantic and a recipient of the National Magazine Award for Reporting. He is the author of Prisoners: A Story of Friendship and Terror.
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Still Innovating, 160 Years On

The Atlantic’s new homepage allows us to showcase more of our best journalism at once. Jeffrey Goldberg May 18, 2017 Betty Udesen / 'The Seattle Times'

Editor’s Note: A Reporter’s Final Story

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. Jeffrey Goldberg June 2017 Issue

How The Atlantic Began

The following was sent to magazine and Daily subscribers via email to mark the anniversary of The Atlantic’s conception… Jeffrey Goldberg May 5, 2017
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The Obama Doctrine, R.I.P.

Under pressure to respond to Assad’s use of chemical weapons, Trump reached for the same playbook that his predecessor resisted opening. Jeffrey Goldberg Apr 7, 2017 Elena Olivo / The Atlantic

Buffett and Gates: America Is Already Great, Thanks to Immigrants

Two of the world’s three richest people extol the virtue, and relevance, of optimism in the age of Trump—and predict a comeback for fact-based discourse. Jeffrey Goldberg Feb 26, 2017 Carlos Barria / Reuters

'Even a Shining City on a Hill Needs Walls': Senator Tom Cotton

A Republican hawk acclimates to the Trump presidency—and threatens to reconsider the One China policy. Jeffrey Goldberg Jan 26, 2017 Pete Souza / White House

Obama, Race, and America’s Future

In difficult times, the work of explaining America to itself and the world becomes ever more crucial. Jeffrey Goldberg January/February 2017 Issue Prensa Latina / Reuters

Fidel Knew the 'Cuban Model' Couldn't Last Forever

When I spent a week with Fidel, a dictator who outlasted 10 American presidents, and who nearly outlasted an 11th, I found a man who sensed that change was coming, and that the Cuban system would not last forever. Jeffrey Goldberg Nov 26, 2016 Frederick M. Brown / Getty

What Gwen Ifill Knew About Race in America

“If I weren’t a better person … I swear, I would worry about our lovely nation,” she once told me. Jeffrey Goldberg Nov 18, 2016 Win McNamee / Getty

The Lessons of Henry Kissinger

The legendary and controversial statesman criticizes the Obama Doctrine, talks about the main challenges for the next president, and explains how to avoid war with China. Jeffrey Goldberg December 2016 Issue John Duricka / AP

World Chaos and World Order: Conversations With Henry Kissinger

The former secretary of state reflects on war, peace, and the biggest tests facing the next president. Jeffrey Goldberg Nov 10, 2016 KCNA / Reuters

Donald Trump and the Threat of Nuclear War

The single most important question in this campaign: Which candidate is better equipped to manage the North Korean threat without triggering catastrophe? Jeffrey Goldberg Nov 7, 2016

The Unbearable Smallness of Benjamin Netanyahu, Cont'd

Last week, I posted a piece that contrasted the dreams, records, and dispositions of the late Israeli President Shimon Peres… Jeffrey Goldberg Oct 6, 2016

The Unbearable Smallness of Benjamin Netanyahu

With the death of Shimon Peres, Israel has lost its chief optimist. And the prime minister remains paralyzed by pessimism. Jeffrey Goldberg Sep 29, 2016 Larry Downing / Getty

Getting Bill Out of the House

If Hillary Clinton takes office, her best adviser in mediating Israel and Palestine’s century-old conflict might be the man who came closest to doing it before. Jeffrey Goldberg October 2016 Issue Denis Sinyakov / Reuters

It's Official: Hillary Clinton Is Running Against Vladimir Putin

Fulfilling what might be the Russian autocrat’s dearest wish, Trump has openly questioned whether the U.S. should keep its commitments to NATO. Jeffrey Goldberg Jul 21, 2016 Andrew Kelly / Reuters

The Hollow Men

Why didn’t the most talented, most influential Republican politicians—men like Chris Christie, Tom Cotton, and Paul Ryan—do more to stop Donald Trump? Jeffrey Goldberg Jul 21, 2016 Christophe Petit Tesson / Reuters

Sharia Does Not Mean What Newt Gingrich Thinks It Means

One country that officially endorses the Muslim legal system is one of the politician’s favorites—Israel. Jeffrey Goldberg Jul 15, 2016 Jonathan Ernst / Reuters

What Obama Actually Thinks About Radical Islam

The president does not suffer illusions about the pathologies afflicting the broader Muslim world. Jeffrey Goldberg Jun 15, 2016 Wikimedia

A Brief Introduction to Pro-Holocaust Twitter

Donald Trump has expressed no interest in opening up death camps for Jews should he win the presidency, but his ardent supporters on the racist right have their hopes.  Jeffrey Goldberg Jun 8, 2016 More Stories
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