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Our Violent National Game

The great hockey debate continues

Pax Atlantica

NATO’s long-lasting relevance

Robert Smith

Robert Smith is former chair of the Space History Department at the Smithsonian Institute’s National Air and Space Museum. He teaches at the University of Alberta.

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God of Poetry

Apollo was about more than going to the moon July | August 2019
By the morning of July 16, 1969, Cape Canaveral, Florida, and its surrounds had been engulfed by a million people. Their number included half of all the members of the U.S. Congress, the ambassadors of sixty-­nine countries, celebrities major and minor, and countless reporters. All were there to witness the launch of a 111-metre rocket, much taller than the Statue of…