Atlantic writers Andrew Sullivan, James Fallows, and Jeffrey Goldberg discuss the ways new social networking technology, like Twitter, enabled massive and fast organization of protests in Iran following the results of the recent election.
Mark Whitaker moderates the discussion.
James Fallows is a national correspondent for The Atlantic and has written for the magazine since the late 1970s. He has reported extensively from outside the United States and once worked as President Carter's chief speechwriter. His latest book is China Airborne.
Jeffrey Goldberg is a national correspondent for The Atlantic and a recipient of the National Magazine Award for Reporting. He is the author of Prisoners: A Story of Friendship and Terror.
Andrew Sullivan is a senior editor and blogger at The Atlantic. His blog, The Daily Dish, is found on TheAtlantic.com. Sullivan was formerly the editor of The New Republic and was named Editor of the Year by Adweek. In his latest book, The Conservative Soul: How We Lost It, How to Get It Back (HarperCollins, 2006), Sullivan argues for a conservatism based on practical restraint, individual freedom, constitutional norms, and skepticism. His landmark book, Virtually Normal: An Argument About Homosexuality (Knopf, 1995), was the first to advocate civil-marriage rights for gay couples. Sullivan is a regular panelist on The Chris Matthews Show and Real Time with Bill Maher and appears on many other programs including Charlie Rose and Meet The Press.
Mark Whitaker is Senior Vice President and Washington Bureau Chief for NBC News.
He oversees all Washington-based reporting and production for NBC and MSNBC, has executive responsibility for "Meet the Press" and supervises the network's election and political coverage, in addition to appearing as an on-air analyst.