“If only all journalists demonstrated the expertise of Barlett and Steele, the world
would be a better place.”
Donald L. Barlett and James B. Steele are one of the most widely acclaimed investigative reporting teams in American journalism. They have worked together for more than four decades, first at The Philadelphia Inquirer, (1971-1997) where they won two Pulitzer Prizes and scores of other national journalism awards, then at Time magazine, (1997-2006) where they earned two National Magazine Awards, becoming the first journalists in history to win both the Pulitzer Prize for newspaper work and its magazine equivalent for magazine reporting, and now at Vanity Fair as contributing editors. They also have written eight books.
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Our new book: The Betrayal of the American Dream
More than three years in the research and writing, our new book is the distillation of our work chronicling the plight of the American middle class for more than three decades. The Betrayal of the American Dream is available in bookstores and can be ordered in hardcover and as an e-book from Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, and Indiebound.org. Twenty years ago, we warned in America: What Went Wrong? that federal policies were dismantling the middle class. But as we describe in The Betrayal, we vastly underestimated how quickly the nation’s economic elite would consolidate their ...