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In July 2016, David Sims described the path from Pokémon Red and Blue to Pokémon Go.
In Demember 1997, Robert D. Kaplan wrote about democracy at the end of the Cold War.
The year you were born, Robert D. Kaplan wrote about the troubling long-term prospects for democracy in a post-Cold War world.
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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 August 2015, Kalev H. Leetaru considered whether Twitter was living up to its lofty aspirations.
Pretty Little Liars premiered in 2010.
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In December 2014, Emma Bryce wrote about her brother's use of technology to cope with his autism.
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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.
In September 2015, after ISIS demolished another ancient city, Leon Wieseltier wrote about the deeper significance of the physical destruction.
In August 2015, Alakananda Mookerjee wrote about what new Mars colonists would be able to eat—and how they'd grow it.
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