Yoni Appelbaum

Yoni Appelbaum

Yoni Appelbaum is a senior editor at The Atlantic, where he oversees the Ideas section.

It's Time to Take the Statues Down

A multi-ethnic democracy requires grappling honestly with the past—and recognizing the symbols of the Confederacy for what they are.

Troubled Waters in McKinney, Texas

The history of the American swimming pool is a story of racial exclusion.

Blizzards and the Birth of the Modern Mayor

The Blizzard of 1888 demonstrated the vulnerability of urban life, and led voters to demand greater protection.

How High Speed Rail Could Revitalize the Northeast

Shrinking the distance between vibrant urban cores and smaller communities could spark an economic boom.