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The year you were born, Glenn Tinder wrote about the political meaning of Christianity.
In May 2014, Conor Friedersdorf made a compelling case about the media's role in the fame of mass murderers.
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The conflicts and displacements touched off around the world by the attacks have been reverberating for the majority of your life. “This ‘war’ [on terrorism] will never be over,” wrote James Fallows, a few years after the towers fell.
Crossroads was released in 2002.
In May 2015, Spencer Kornhaber wrote about how the show changed the music industry over time.
In October 2007, Joy de Menil interviewed Joshua Hammer about the political future of Pakistan.
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