In September 2015, David Sims argued that Martin Scorcese's Goodfellas endures as a more realistic, if not more beloved, portrayal of the mafia than even the Francis Ford Coppola classic.
In April 1992, Cullen Murphy wrote about a solution for neatly dealing with deposed leaders of authoritarian states.
The year you were born, Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. wrote about why the powers of the presidency spiraled out of control under Richard Nixon.
Ferris Bueller's Day Off was released in 1986.
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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.
In July 2014, David Frum wrote about the collapse of peace talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.
In March 2016, Ian Bogost wrote about the next stage in Amazon's commercial revolution.
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In August 2014, Kevin O'Keeffe wrote about the appeal of Klum's series.
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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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