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In January 2011, Henry D. Fetter wrote about how the big game got its name.
The year you were born, James C. Thompson, who served in the U.S. Department of State under Presidents John Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson, examined and condemned the policy decisions behind American involvement in Vietnam.
In November 1960, Curtis Cate wrote about de Gaulle's career and reputation as France's president.
Full Moon High was released in 1981.
In April 1947, Eliahu Ben-Horin wrote about the ideal of a Jewish state in Palestine, and why some—including the British government—opposed its creation.
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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 August 2011, Jamie Holmes wrote about how SMS is the driving force behind technology-enabled changes in commerce, crime, political participation, and governing in the developing world.
In April 2012, Carl Wilson wrote about the song's endurance.
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People across the world rediscovered the power and peril of revolutions, as Laura Kasinof found in Yemen.
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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