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In December 2008, P.J. O'Rourke wrote about Disneyland's vision of domesticity in the park's renewed House of the Future.
In October 2016, Mike Lofgren wrote about how Russia helped construct a new transnational political organization in the Cold War mold.
The year you were born, Ishaq Husseini wrote about the effort to reconcile the traditional religion of Islam with the realities of modern life.
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Easy Rider was released in 1969.
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 July 2015, David Sims wrote about series creator Garry Marshall and the nostalgia his work produced.
In January 2011, Sharmin T.M. Kent wrote about Oprah launching her own television network, Oxygen.
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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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In July 2016, Krishnadev Calamur wrote about May's political career as she assumed the prime minister position.
In February 2012, Charles A. Kupchan wrote about the world's emerging economies, and how the world will look by 2050.
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