In October 2010, Cristine Russell wrote about the practice of in vitro fertilization (IVF) becoming more common.
The year you were born, James Fallows, who worked as a speech writer for President Jimmy Carter, wrote about why the latter's presidency had been so constrained.
In May 2002, Mark Bowden wrote about the daily life and thoughts of Saddam Hussein.
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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.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer was released in 1992.
In November 2010, Alyssa Rosenberg wrote about why it was so difficult for readers who grew up reading the series to say goodbye to Harry Potter.
In April 2013, Matt Schiavenza wrote about how Thatcher attempted to maintain British rule of Hong Kong.
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In November 2013, Alexander Abad-Santos wrote about why Levine's being named Sexiest Man Alive is truly a success story.
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People across the world rediscovered the power and peril of revolutions, as Laura Kasinof found in Yemen.
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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