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In September 2015, David Sims argued that Martin Scorcese's Goodfellas endures as a more realistic, if not more beloved, portrayal of the mafia than even the Francis Ford Coppola classic.
In April 2013, Zachary M. Seward looked back at the first time a mobile phone call was placed.
The year you were born, Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. wrote about why the powers of the presidency spiraled out of control under Richard Nixon.
Ferris Bueller's Day Off was released in 1986.
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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 March 2003, Stuart Taylor Jr. examined the diplomatic legal justification behind the second Iraq War.
In March 2016, Ian Bogost wrote about the next stage in Amazon's commercial revolution.
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In October 2014, David Sims wrote about Harris's performance as the host of the 87th Academy Awards.
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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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