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1995: The year the future began

Closing off Pennsylvania Ave.: 1995 and a psychology of fear

The uglying-up of the nation’s capital in the name of security and terrorism-prevention can be traced to 20 years ago this week when, without warning, a two-block section of Pennsylvania … Continue reading

May 18, 2015 · 34 Comments

Media fail: The flawed early coverage of 1995 OKC bombing

“This is the deadliest terror attack on U.S. soil ever. A U.S. government source has told CBS News that it has Middle East terrorism written all over it.” So declared … Continue reading

April 19, 2015 · 16 Comments

Terror in the heartland: Oklahoma City, April 1995

The year 1995 was memorable for many reasons — including the frequency with which terrorism intruded. In March 1995, members of a Japanese cult attacked the Tokyo subway system with … Continue reading

April 13, 2015 · 43 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 · 13 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

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 · 37 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

The ’90s deserve better

The 1990s deserve better. Deserve better than the erratic, schlocky, and often-trivial episode that the National Geographic Channel served up last night, in the first of three installments of a … Continue reading

July 7, 2014 · 38 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 · 31 Comments

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