In August 2011, Leah Carroll talked with MTV News anchor Kurt Loder on the network's 30th birthday.
The year you were born, George L. Kelling and James Q. Wilson wrote about the theory behind "broken windows" policing, and how the practice could make communities safer.
In March 2012, Alan Taylor wrote about the 30th anniversary of the start of the Falklands War.
Clueless was released in 1995.
In December 2011, Jim Tankersley wrote about how the euro's failure could cause another American recession.
In May 2001, William Schneider discussed the impact the Elián González case had on the outcome of the 2000 presidential election.
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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.
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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.
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In November 2015, Katie Kilenny wrote about The Theory of Everything and Felicity Jones's less-talked-about performance as Jane Wilde.
In February 2012, Charles A. Kupchan wrote about the world's emerging economies, and how the world will look by 2050.
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