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The year you were born, Benjamin Spock wrote about why schools should emphasize active learning and empathy for students.
In January 1987, William Schneider wrote about how the transformation of American politics in the 1960s and '70s brought Reagan to power, and how they would shape the approaching race to replace him.
I Know What You Did Last Summer was released in 1997.
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In September 2013, Mark Bowden wrote about the complications of American drone warfare.
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