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 May 1999, William Aron, William Burke, and Milton Freeman wrote about the politics and science of whaling activism.
Clueless was released in 1995.
In December 2011, Jim Tankersley wrote about how the euro's failure could cause another American recession.
In April 2007, Matthew Quirk wrote about how remittances helped Mexico's economy.
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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 August 2015, Madison Mainwaring wrote about the death of the American dance critic.
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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