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Washington Monthly

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Washington, D.C., District of Columbia,20036

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Founded in 1969, the Washington Monthly is a magazine and website devoted to ahead-of-the-curve coverage of politics, government and public affairs. Its College Guide and Rankings, first published in 2005, has helped upend the conventional wisdom about what co...more

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The Globalist | Biography of Nicholas Thompson [cached]

Nicholas ThompsonThe Globalist | Biography of Nicholas ThompsonNicholas ThompsonFellow at the New America FoundationNicholas Thompson As a Markle Fellow with the New America Foundation, Mr. Thompson focuses on the Internet's impact on innovation, from open-source software to cancer research â€" to democratic reform in Africa. Mr. Thompson was previously an editor at The Washington Monthly and has also contributed to The Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, Slate and The Washington Post, among other publications. He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Stanford University where he earned degrees in Earth Systems, Political Science and Economics.

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Lynne Lamberg | Tom Siegfried | Paul Aiken | A'ndrea Elyse Messer | Terry Devitt | Earle Holland | Ruth Faden, PhD, MPH | Mary Elizabeth Hamel, MD, MPH | Sheryl Kelsey, PhD. | Robert J. Temple, M.D. | Roy Peter Clark | Chris Mooney | Alan Packer | Rebecca Skloot | Nicholas Thompson | Cynthia Frank | Tim Harper | Donald Wulfinghoff | Tim Appenzeller | Chelsea Wald | Chris Condayan | David Kestenbaum | Ivan Semeniuk | Julie Wakefield | Denise Graveline | Susan Matthews Apgood | Carl Zimmer | Cristine Russell | Dr. Ralph J. Cicerone | Juliet Eilperin | Dr. Matthew C. Nisbet | Dan VerganoNicholas ThompsonNicholas Thompson is an editor at Wired Magazine focusing on long feature stories.Before Wired, he was a features editor at Legal Affairs and The Washington Monthly.He is also a fellow at the New America Foundation and has written for The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, New Republic, Slate, Newsweek and many other publications.

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How Linux and open-source development could change the way we get things done ", by Nicholas Thompson, an editor of The Washington Monthly.

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The Hawk And The Dove, by Nicholas Thompson.
Nicholas Thompson is the editor of, where he oversees and manages the magazine's fast-growing Web Site. He has been editor of the site since 2012, during which time the number of readers has more than quintupled. He is also a contributor for CBS News, a technology contributor at CNN International, and a co-founder of The Atavist, a software company and digital magazine whose investors include Eric Schmidt's Innovation Endeavors, Andreessen-Horowitz, IAC, and The Founder's Fund. His book, "The Hawk and the Dove: Paul Nitze, George Kennan, and the History of the Cold War," was published in 2009 and hailed as "brilliant" by The Washington Post and "brimming with fascinating revelations" by The New York Times. The Washington Times said it "may be the most important political biography in recent memory." Prior to his current position, Mr. Thompson was a senior editor at The New Yorker. He has also been a senior editor at Wired, a senior editor at Legal Affairs and an editor at the Washington Monthly. Stories that he has edited and assigned have won many major awards and been made into films-including Ben Affleck's Argo. Mr. Thompson has written about politics, technology, and the law for numerous publications, and he is currently a senior fellow in the American Strategy Program at the New America Foundation. Mr. Thompson can also be found on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Google Plus. Copyright © 2016 Nicholas Thompson.

He went to a top-rated school, and he didn't hurt its score because the U.S. News rankings don't measure how much students learn; they don't measure whether students spend their evenings talking about Jonathan Swift or playing beer pong; and they don't measure whether students, like Rob, are just there to get through."-How U.S. News mismeasures higher education and what we can do about it, Nicholas Thompson, Washington Monthly (2000)

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