In June 2015, David Sims wrote about how Apple and IBM convinced people to buy home computers in the 1970s and '80s.
The year you were born, Adam Smith™ wrote about the economic questions he was left with after traveling to the Middle East with the United States Secretary of the Treasury.
In August 2014, James Graham wrote a retrospective on Nixon's resignation, 40 years later.
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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.
Clarissa Explains it All premiered in 1991.
In June 2016, Russell Riley wrote about the political price of President Bill Clinton's 1994 assault-weapons ban.
In April 2016, Matt Vasilogambros wrote about Kobe Bryant's last game for the NBA.
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.
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People across the world rediscovered the power and peril of revolutions, as Laura Kasinof found in Yemen.
In December 2014, Adrienne LaFrance wrote about how the way we see privacy will change over the next decade.
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