In February 2000, James Fallows wrote about the time he spent at the company the previous year, designing an updated release of Microsoft Word.
The year you were born, David Halberstam wrote about how American centers of power had been affected by science, technology, and modern communications.
In March 2009, Terrence Henry wrote about how Argentina remembers the 1976 coup.
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In March 2014, Alexander Abad-Santos wrote about Candace Cameron's religious beliefs and Dancing with the Stars.
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Saved by the Bell premiered in 1989.
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“It was thought that all borders between men had similarly disintegrated, and we were all destined to be free and empowered individuals in a global meeting place,” wrote Robert Kaplan 20 years later.
In February 1998, Edward G. Shirley wrote about the broken culture of the CIA, first revealed to the world with the discovery of KGB mole Ames.
In July 2016, David Sims described the path from Pokémon Red and Blue to Pokémon Go.
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People across the world rediscovered the power and peril of revolutions, as Laura Kasinof found in Yemen.
In December 2014, Adrienne LaFrance wrote about how the way we see privacy will change over the next decade.
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