In June 2012, Elizabeth Grossman wrote about the 50th anniversary of Rachel Carson's book, and its continued significance.
The year you were born, Walter Lippman insisted that the United States could be trusted to protect its allies, and the interests of the world, with its nuclear weapons.
In November 2010, Jefferson Morley wrote about myths and conspiracy theories surrounding Kennedy's assassination.
Over the years, the moon landing has come to be lauded as the pinnacle of human achievement, although it was often derided at the time. In 1963, NASA astronauts took to The Atlantic to plead the case for landing on the moon.
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Carrie was released in 1976.
In August 2016, Jeffrey Tayler wrote about the perils of unchecked NATO expansion.
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In February 2013, Allen Barra wrote about Jordan's place among the greatest basketball players in history.
In April 2014, Eric Levenson looked back on the games that popularized handheld gaming.
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With NASA's Cassini-Huygens mission in 2005, humans landed a probe in the outer reaches of the solar system for the first time, a moment Ross Andersen called the most glorious mission in the history of planetary science.
In December 2015, Robinson Meyer wrote about why scientists had accepted this fact.
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