In March 2014, Benjamin Welton wrote about the charismatic spy's World War I roots.
In September 2013, Steven Heller wrote about a series of portraits of participants in the infamous McCarthy hearings.
The year you were born, Arthur E. Sutherland wrote about the history that influenced the Supreme Court ruling on school segregation.
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The Graduate was released in 1967.
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 April 1988, Charles E. Bennett wrote about the rush by the Reagan administration to bypass normal review for the Strategic Defense Initiative.
In December 2006, James Fallows wrote about Microsoft's efforts to improve the influential operating system.
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In May 2006, Franklin Foer wrote about the presidency of Hugo Chávez.
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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.
In December 2015, Robinson Meyer wrote about why scientists had accepted this fact.
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