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What Led Benjamin Franklin to Live Estranged From His Wife for Nearly Two Decades?

In October 1765, Deborah Franklin sent a gushing letter to her husband, who was in London on business for the Pennsylvania legislature. “I have been …

Eurasia Group

Operation Goodwood: one of the biggest British disasters of the Second World War?

<i>This article was first published in the April 2013 issue of BBC History Magazine</i><p>Advertisement<p>Operation Goodwood, the British attack across open …

World War II

From drones to AKs, high technology to low politics.

As Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull prepares to visit the United States in mid-February 2018, media down under report...<p>In 1940, the United …


A Surreal Year of the Monkey | Monday Insta Illustrator

Kouzou Sakai's art is as clean as 2016's fresh start.<p>When it comes to the Chinese zodiac, this year belongs to the monkey, as Japanese illustrator Kouzou Sakai points out in his first Instagram post of 2016. The surreal image of an ape holding up a tree that is also the night sky is typical of his …