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The Atlantic
Editor-in-chief Jeffrey Goldberg
President Bob Cohn
Categories Literature, political science, foreign affairs
Frequency 10 issues a year
Total circulation
(2018)
478,534
Founder
Year founded 1857 (1857)
First issue November 1, 1857; 163 years ago (1857-11-01) (as The Atlantic Monthly)
Company Emerson Collective
Country United States
Based in Washington, D.C.
Language English
ISSN 1072-7825

The Atlantic is an American magazine and publisher. It was created in 1857 in Boston, Massachusetts, and it was called The Atlantic Monthly, which was a literary and cultural commentary magazine that published famous writers' opinions on the abolition of slavery, education, and other important issues in politics. Its creators included Francis H. Underwood and famous writers Ralph Waldo Emerson, Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr., Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and John Greenleaf Whittier. James Russell Lowell was its first editor. It was also known for publishing literary works by leading writers.

Politics

In 2016, the editorial board endorsed a presidential candidate, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, for the third time since the magazine's creation. This was to rebuke Republican Donald Trump's candidacy. After the election, the magazine has become a strong critic of President Trump. The March 2019 cover article by editor Yoni Appelbaum formally calls for the impeachment of Donald Trump: "It's time for Congress to judge the president's fitness to serve."

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