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Lessons From the El Mozote Massacre

A conversation with two journalists who were among the first to uncover evidence of a deadly rampage.

As Afghanistan Collapses, a Lament for ‘Repeating the Same Mistakes’

Officials who drove the decades-long war in Afghanistan look back on the strategic errors and misjudgments that led to a 20-year quagmire.

As Evictions Loom, Cities Revisit a Housing Solution From the 70s

Proposals giving tenants the right to purchase their building are being revived as Covid-19 puts renters at risk.
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What the Bungled Response to HIV Can Teach Us About Dealing With Covid-19

Politics, public health and a pandemic. What we didn’t learn from HIV.
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The 1968 Kerner Commission Report Still Echoes Across America

Anger over policing and inequality boiled over more than 50 years ago, and a landmark report warned that it could happen again.

How NASA Sold The Science And Glamour of Space Travel

At the time of the Apollo 11 landing, some Americans had reservations about reaching for the stars when troubles swelled on Earth.

When Dungeons & Dragons Set Off a ‘Moral Panic’

D&D attracted millions of players, along with accusations by some religious figures that the game fostered demon worship and a belief in witchcraft and magic.