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1995: The year the future began

Downed pilot eludes Serbs; Americans take notice of Bosnia

The war that tore apart Bosnia in 1992-95 was Europe’s deadliest and most vicious since the time of the Nazis. It was a war that returned “ethnic cleansing” to the … Continue reading

June 2, 2015 · 8 Comments

Part One: Highlights of ‘1995’ interview with Reason.com

Nick Gillespie, editor-in-chief of Reason.com and Reason TV, recently spoke with me about my latest book, 1995: The Year the Future Began. The video and the transcript of the interview … Continue reading

February 21, 2015 · 12 Comments

What ‘Time’ forgot in its look back to 1995

“Does 1995 feel like just yesterday or a lifetime ago?” Time magazine asked in a recent writeup online that offered a puzzling look back at 1995. Puzzling for what Time … Continue reading

January 10, 2015 · 11 Comments

Watershed status of 1995 explored in book rollout at Newseum

Why 1995 merits recognition as a watershed was a central discussion point yesterday at the rollout of my new book, 1995: The Year the Future Began. The reasons for the … Continue reading

January 4, 2015 · 16 Comments

Rolling out 1995

I’ll be rolling out 1995: The Year the Future Began at an “Inside Media” program tomorrow afternoon at the Newseum, the $450 million museum of news on Pennsylvania Avenue in … Continue reading

January 2, 2015 · 28 Comments

Looking back to 1995, the year the future began

The passing of 20 years illuminates how 1995 was a watershed year — a time of maturing technologies and converging trajectories, a hinge moment at the cusp of the millennium. … Continue reading

December 30, 2014 · 33 Comments

It’s out: 1995: The Year the Future Began

I received yesterday the author’s copies of my most recent book, 1995: The Year the Future Began, which examines a memorable and pivotal year in recent American history. The book … Continue reading

November 20, 2014 · 11 Comments

Lesson misunderstood: NATO’s 1995 bombing in Bosnia

The belated but decisive intervention to end the war in Bosnia in 1995 is typically recalled as a U.S. foreign policy success, as the first notable international achievement of the … Continue reading

August 12, 2014 · 22 Comments

Talking 1995

I was on WMJI’s Morning Show in Cleveland a few weeks back to talk about 1995: It was the first discussion on broadcast media about my forthcoming book, 1995: The … Continue reading

July 3, 2014 · 30 Comments

Why 1995?

So why a book about 1995? What made that year that special? Fair questions. And the answers are compelling. Nineteen-ninety five, the topic of my forthcoming book, was a watershed … Continue reading

July 2, 2014 · 90 Comments

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