In January 2011, Henry D. Fetter wrote about how the big game got its name.
The year you were born, James C. Thompson, who served in the U.S. Department of State under Presidents John Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson, examined and condemned the policy decisions behind American involvement in Vietnam.
In August 2014, James Graham wrote a retrospective on Nixon's resignation 40 years after the latter stepped down.
Full Moon High was released in 1981.
In October 2013, Allen Barra wrote about why Americans should care about heavyweight boxing, despite the country's declining dominance in the sport.
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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 August 2011, Jamie Holmes wrote about how SMS is the driving force behind technology-enabled changes in commerce, crime, political participation, and governing in the developing world.
In April 2012, Carl Wilson wrote about the song's endurance.
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People across the world rediscovered the power and peril of revolutions, as Laura Kasinof found in Yemen.
In December 2015, Robinson Meyer wrote about why scientists had accepted this fact.
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