In the July/August 2009 issue, Megan McArdle wrote about Americans' tendency to spend money on appliances like pop-up toasters even during the Depression.
The year you were born, Gino Speranza wrote about how immigration threatened American culture.
In March 1928, Edmund Walsh gave a well-rounded account of the end of the Romanov period.
In March 2016, David A. Graham wrote about the life of the last living American vet of the Spanish Civil War.
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In November 1945, Raymond Chandler wrote about the difficulties encountered by the creative writer in Hollywood studios of the time.
In May 2014, Alexis C. Madrigal wrote about the resilience of the computer mouse.
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.
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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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