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In the July/August 2014 issue, Joshua Wolf Shenk wrote about the collaborative genius of John Lennon and Paul McCartney.
The year you were born, Eleanor Roosevelt demanded a national recommitment to the American Dream.
In October 2000, Stephen Budiansky wrote about a Yale Law School professor who argued unreasonable search and seizure protections had been stretched far beyond their intent.
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.
The Lords of Flatbush was released in 1974.
In July 1994, Robin Wright wrote about Pope John Paul II's past and his political impact.
In August 2012, Ashley Fetters traced the history of cable television's longest-running programming event.
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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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In April 2016, Jeffrey Goldberg wrote about Barack Obama's approach to foreign policy.
In December 2014, Adrienne LaFrance wrote about how the way we see privacy will change over the next decade.
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