In May 2015, Nicole Starosielski wrote about the underwater network of fiber-optic cables that supports the internet.
The year you were born, Sara Davidson wrote about the Rolling Stones' Grand Tour of Europe, shortly after the Beatles broke up.
In November 1972, Sanford J. Ungar wrote about the Pentagon Papers trial, calling it “a decisive test of the federal government's capacity to control the disclosure of information stamped ‘secret’”.
Revenge of the Nerds was released in 1984.
In June 2003, Bruce Hoffman wrote about the strategy behind suicide bombings.
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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 September 2010, Niraj Chokshi noted how little the browser interface had changed since 1993.
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People across the world rediscovered the power and peril of revolutions, as Laura Kasinof found in Yemen.
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In October 2015, David Frum wrote about what Justin Trudeau's victory means for liberalism.
In May 2012, Stewart M. Patrick wrote about the Intelligence Community's report on global water scarcity, and the plan to combat it.
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