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Current History [Kindle Edition]

by Current History Inc.
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Current History, founded in 1914, is the oldest US publication devoted to contemporary world affairs. Authoritative but readable, the magazine each month focuses on a single region or topic, including annual issues on China and East Asia, Russia, the Middle East, Latin America, South Asia, Europe, and Africa. Special issues cover topics such as nuclear proliferation, global migrations, and the next democratic wave. And every January we assess key trends and present our annual "Global Progress Report." Authors contributing to Current History include the likes of Larry Diamond, Nicholas Eberstadt, Elizabeth Economy, Barry Eichengreen, Leslie Gelb, G. John Ikenberry, Charles Kupchan, Kenneth Lieberthal, Michael McFaul, Andrew Moravcsik, George Perkovich, Ahmed Rashid, and Lilia Shevtsova.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Publisher: Current History Inc. (11 Nov 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005062J1M
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #14,045 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars 9 issues a year - not 12 6 Aug 2011
EDIT - since doing a bit of my own research, it's become apparent that Current History produces nine issues each year, and takes the Summer off (no issues for June, July and August). The next issue will be September. Slightly strange, but I will probably renew my subscription in September. No thanks to Amazon for failing to clarify this. I've adjusted (increased) my review rating in light of this.

This is a good quality periodical with some interesting articles written by high-profile authors - good to see a journal written thematically for a change. Makes a good accompaniment to Foreign Affairs.

It's not clear if the monthly subscription fee is still taken for June, July and August - in any case, it's advisable to cancel after you finish reading May's and re-subscribe in time to receive September's issue.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Extremely well-written, thought-provoking, objective 17 Mar 2012
By Steve Jain - Published on
Two things really impress me about Current History.

First of all, its articles are written very, very well. It is very clear that the goal of this journal is not merely to report news--it is to carefully and concisely weave a story. I have not seen this kind of writing anywhere else. In an era in which many news outlets strive for the most Facebook shares and Tweets, it's refreshing to read something so well-crafted. It really is a joy to read.

Second, the material is objective. They tell it like it is--no sugarcoating, no games, nothing. Nothing irritates me more than news outlets that clearly avoid giving consideration to certain people and certain topics simply because they're not 'popular'. I've only been reading Current History for a couple of months, but I don't see that happening here.

News outlets like Current History are becoming rarer and rarer, even as the need for them becomes greater and greater. I really hope the folks at Current History stick to their guns and keep up their incredible work.
13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Well worth the cost 1 Dec 2011
By JennyK - Published on
Current History contains well written, informative articles on a wide range of current events. The articles often present perspectives that are not always the obvious, and present cause/effect/potential outcomes worth contemplating. It is an excellent source of understanding what is happening in the world today.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good informations 30 Oct 2013
By Lenka Chaloupkova - Published on
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I found esseys very interesting. I obtained many new informations about western Europe which I dont find in common press.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Magazine 19 Jun 2012
By Patrick Hennessey - Published on
I really enjoy this publication. It's an good way to really get your wonk on and read about the world in-depth. The articles are much like what you would see in Foreign Policy magazine or something you would get from the Congressional Research Service. I highly recommend it.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent publication 10 Aug 2012
By anonymous - Published on
I had previously thought no issues were being delivered due to a technical glitch. One of the editors has since informed me that there are no issues published in June, July, and August (although this fact is not obviously stated on the Wikpedia page, the Current Affairs website nor on the Amazon Kindle subscription page [IF my memory serves me correctly]). This resolves my concern on the issue. The publication, again, seems to be of exceptional quality.

My original review:
The periodical has only been delivered three times, since I have subscribed. The latest issue was, like the other commentor, delivered in May. The articles are of exceptional quality, however.
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