Nicholas Lemann

Nicholas Lemann is national correspondent for the Atlantic Monthly and the author, most recently, of The Promised Land: The Great Black Migration and How It Changed America. He is now at work on a history of meritocracy in the United States.

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Oct. 15 2004 5:09 AMAmerica Is Exceptional
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Oct. 12 2004 8:47 AMWhy the Novel Isn't Allegorical, or Sentimental
In The Soup
Aug. 19 1998 3:30 AMThe DivaPaula Wolfert is very high maintenance, but she's worth it.
Feb. 7 1997 3:30 AMThe Suburbs Have WonBut in New York, you wouldn't know it.
June 25 1996 3:30 AMJews in Second PlaceWhen Asian-Americans become the "new Jews," what happens to the Jews?
Book Blitz
Oct. 13 2004 1:35 PMVarieties of Paranoia
Cooking Club
March 27 1999 3:30 AMCelebrity Chefs
May 21 1998 3:30 AMPoor UsCan spending less really cure what ails America?
Jan. 18 1997 3:30 AMThe Bell Curve FlattenedSubsequent research has seriously undercut the claims of the controversial best seller.
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Dec. 18 2014 4:49 PM Slate’s Working Podcast: Episode 17 Transcript Read what David Plotz asked a middle school principal about his workday.