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The year you were born, Benjamin R. Barber wrote about the fate of democracy in a globalizing world.
In the June 2009 issue, Douglas Foster looked at the history of South Africa through the life of Jacob Zuma.
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The conflicts and displacements touched off around the world by the attacks have been reverberating for the majority of your life. “This ‘war’ [on terrorism] will never be over,” wrote James Fallows, a few years after the towers fell.
In May 2012, Stephen Marche wrote about how Facebook and other social-media platforms were making people lonely, even as they connected them to others more than ever before.
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Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants was released in 2005.
In November 2014, Matt Schiavenza wrote about a suicide bombing at a ceremony on the border of India and Pakistan.
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When 26-year-old Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire, he ignited a tinderbox of protests that continue to roil the Middle East, and kindled the beginnings of democracy in Tunisia.
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