Benjamin Wallace-Wells began contributing to The New Yorker in 2006 and joined the magazine as a staff writer in 2015. He writes mainly about American politics and society. He has previously written for New York magazine, the Times Magazine, and Rolling Stone. His work has been collected in “The Best American Political Writing,” among other anthologies, and he is a past fellow at the New America Foundation. He began his career as a metro reporter at the Philadelphia Inquirer and his work as a political writer at the Washington Monthly.