- Stephan Faris is a magazine journalist, an Associate Editor at Project Syndicate, and a founding member of Deca, a global collective of journalists producing longform non-fiction.
His stories have appeared on the covers of The Atlantic, Bloomberg Businessweek, Fortune Magazine, and Time Magazine, and in Foreign Policy, The New York Times Magazine, and The New Yorker.
He is the author of Forecast: The Consequences of Climate Change, from the Amazon to the Arctic, from Darfur to Napa Valley and Homelands: The Case for Open Immigration.
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Author Archives: stephanfaris
Businessweek just published my story on Sicily as an extreme example of Italy’s political and economic dysfunction. Giarre, a town in eastern Sicily, sits above the sea on the slopes of Mount Etna. It was once a famous collection point … Continue reading
My profile of the Greek radical leftist Alexis Tsipras was the European cover of Bloomberg Businessweek. The headquarters of the Greek political party that could bring down the European economy lies in a rundown neighborhood in central Athens. Not far … Continue reading
Bloomberg Businessweek just published my short take on the mood in Athens. In Greece, the lighting of the Olympic torch is normally a moment in the sun, a reminder of the country’s contributions to Western civilization. As the torch began … Continue reading
Time has just published my essay on Italy’s dysfunctional political scene. It says something about Italian politics that the most potent political figure to enter the arena since scandal-ridden former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is a frizzy-haired bombastic comedian named … Continue reading
My piece on Italy’s No TAV movement has just been published by Businessweek. On a day in late winter in a valley in the Italian Alps, about a hundred people set off on a walk. Their path took them by … Continue reading
Time has just published my story on “How Corporations Want to Help Italy’s Crumbling Treasures — For a Price.” When famed polish movie director Roman Polanski signed up to make the film Pompeii in 2007 — a now stalled big-budget … Continue reading
Time has just published my story on Italy’s fight against fast-driving tax evaders. A fast car is supposed to be a means of escape. In Italy, it’s become one of the best ways to get caught. The land of Ferrari, … Continue reading
Time has just published my piece about the Italian government’s effort to clarify the Catholic Church’s tax status. Much of the coverage of a controversial new law winding its way through the Italian Parliament has portrayed the measure as a … Continue reading
My piece on the latest in Berlusconi’s trials has just been published by Time. For those hoping to watch another nail driven into Silvio Berlusconi’s coffin, the decision last weekend by a Milan court to cut short his corruption trial … Continue reading