John Maynard Keynes articulated an early version of his famous theories in our pages in May 1932, arguing that the United States should spend more, not less, in order to curtail the worsening Great Depression.
The year you were born, Henry C. Wolfe wrote about how the Third Reich's expansion would affect the various nations of Eastern Europe. He made these predictions two years before Hitler invaded Poland.
In October 2015, Michael O'Donnell wrote about the early legal career and civil-rights legacy of Thurgood Marshall, who became the Supreme Court's first black justice 30 years after Hastie was confirmed.
In September 2016, Kenichi Serino wrote about how apartheid continues to cast a shadow over South Africa.
Over the years, the moon landing has come to be lauded as the pinnacle of human achievement, although it was often derided at the time. In 1963, NASA astronauts took to The Atlantic to plead the case for landing on the moon.
In the July/August 2005 issue of the magazine, Tom Carson wrote about Fonda's "incoherent" life.
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With NASA's Cassini-Huygens mission in 2005, humans landed a probe in the outer reaches of the solar system for the first time, a moment Ross Andersen called the most glorious mission in the history of planetary science.
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