In March 2015, Irvin Weathersby Jr. wrote about what hip-hop can teach Americans.
The year you were born, Mary Jo Salter wrote about how the potential for women to be drafted into the military made society think more deeply about both war and feminism.
In May 1979, James Fallows, who was a speech writer for Carter, wrote about why the latter's presidency had been so constrained.
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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.
Dazed and Confused was released in 1993.
In November 2014, Robinson Meyer collected the most highlighted passages in favorite books.
In the July/August 2008 issue, Nicholas Carr wondered whether Google was making people stupid.
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In March 2016, Ian Bogost wrote about Kardashian's career changes from socialite to head of a major business conglomerate.
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People across the world rediscovered the power and peril of revolutions, as Laura Kasinof found in Yemen.
But it's possible to prevent that. In May 2016, Ed Yong wrote about the recommended steps to avert a post-antibiotic apocalypse.
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