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.
Patrick Hertzog / AFP / Getty Images
“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.
On March 19, 2012, Conor Friedersdorf wrote about the various foreign military actions of the United States in the 1990s.
In the July/August 2008 issue, Nicholas Carr wondered whether Google was making people stupid.
Kim Kyung-Hoon / Reuters
In December 2016, David Sims reviewed the film La La Land, starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone.
Goran Tomasevic / Reuters
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.
The Atlantic is here to help you process it, in stories like these:
Sign up to be notified of any future updates to your timeline.
View the timeline for someone else's birthday.