Journalist who has gained fame as a national correspondent for The Atlantic, The New Yorker, and The New York Times Magazine. He previously served as the editor for US News & World Report, and served as a speechwriter for Jimmy Carter.
He graduated with his degree in American history and literature at Harvard College. He later studied for two years at Oxford as a Rhodes scholar.
His book National Defense won the 1983 National Book Award for nonfiction. His documentary series On The Frontlines: Doing Business in China won him an Emmy Award in 2010.
His parents' names are Jean and James.
He often wrote policy memos to Bill Clinton during his presidency.