Sunday, June 19, 2005

Four Horsemen Named Editors

Just imagine the all staff meetings.

What is up with the Atlantic Monthly? For the second time this year, their cover story tells the dark tale of our not-so-distant future - as told from the perspective of someone further in the future (yes, this confuses me too). You may remember Ten Years Later, Richard Clark's sunny picture of coming catastrophic terrorist attacks, which appeared in the Jan 2005 issue. This time it's Countdown to a Meltdown, James Fallows' look back from the year 2016 at the collapse of the American economy. Next month's guest editor: Buck Rodgers.