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Leaving Walden

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Leaving Walden

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"I left the woods for as good a reason as I went there," wrote Henry David Thoreau.
The Invention of Doomsday

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The Invention of Doomsday

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This week in 1957, a Soviet launch announced that the era of the Intercontinental Ballistic Missile had begun.
The Buzz and the Blues

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The Buzz and the Blues

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Eighty years ago this week, guitarists plugged in and a new era in music began.
Before the Giant Leap, a Mechanical Step

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Before the Giant Leap, a Mechanical Step

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After fifteen earlier mission failures, the U.S. had its first success in moon exploration on July 31, 1964.
National Diagnosis

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National Diagnosis

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This week in 1965, two elements of Lyndon Johnson's "Great Society" came into being. Fifty-two years later, they're still in the headlines. By Steve King.
“Under Indifferent Stars”

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“Under Indifferent Stars”

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Marking a nightmare anniversary: seventy-five years ago this week, Nazi transports began taking the Jews of Warsaw to be murdered at Treblinka.
The American Way of Bread

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The American Way of Bread

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It was the greatest thing since the invention of...well, you get the idea.
Soldiers to Students: The G.I. Bill’s Legacy

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Soldiers to Students: The G.I. Bill’s Legacy

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FDR's New Deal for veterans acknowledged that homecoming was just the beginning for soldiers....
It Was Fifty Years Ago Today

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It Was Fifty Years Ago Today

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Was it the first "concept album"? The Beatles' exuberant classic, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, still beguiles at fifty.
The Force Turns Forty

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The Force Turns Forty

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Four decades on, George Lucas's vision -- and the philosophy it embodied -- is still shaping our culture.
“It Is a Great Art to Saunter”

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“It Is a Great Art to Saunter”

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A transcendental stroll with Henry David and Ralph Waldo.
The Canaries in Our Coal Mine

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The Canaries in Our Coal Mine

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Looking back to 1970 and the first "Earth Day" -- and peering down the road at the future of a rapidly changing planet. By Steve King.