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John Maynard Keynes articulated an early version of his famous theories in our pages in May 1932, arguing that the United States should spend more, not less, in order to curtail the worsening Great Depression.
The year you were born, Gilbert Seldes wrote about the problems with television, less than a decade after the first regular broadcast.
In August 2014, Conor Friedersdorf wrote about the legalization of marijuana in Colorado.
In April 1986, Robert D. Kaplan wrote about the internal and external strife that threatened Sudan's government during the country's second civil war.
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.
In September 2015, Megan Garber wrote about the professional genius and personal failings of Apple founder Steve Jobs, and a new documentary that considered his mixed legacy.
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In January 2010, Ed Koch wrote about Freeman's "outstanding" performance in Invitctus.
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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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