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The aftereffects of the Vietnam War mean much more to us than to the Vietnamese, whose concern is tending to business
The Census Bureau can count people who it can’t prove exist. One day it may not have to count at all
Harsh historical truths transform a historical landmark
A product of the conflicting ambitions of the men who shaped it, the War on Poverty was ill-fated—but its fate need not be that of all anti-poverty programs