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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
on 12 November 2010
For me it's one of the best bits of owning a Kindle - the Kindle's there to make it easier to find time to read stuff, to think about things unrelated to the rest of the stuff I have to do & generally be more interested in the world. Foreign Affairs is great for that - a collection of essays on international relations. Okay - it's US centric, you may not like the politics (or you might, or might be indifferent) but it is one of the leading publications in the field & has some great material in it - it's worth of being thought provoking.

It's a heavy read, with essays typically 4000-5000 words. Being bi-monthly is probably a blessing in that regard. I'm loathed to mention the price, because it's a really good deal and, well, I hope the consequence of saying that out loud won't be a change!

The Kindle conversion is good... can't honestly compare it to the print version but never felt I've missed out on anything. It is, after all, a series of essays, which makes sense on the Kindle when it has to be read linearly (what you'd expect to be the stumbling block for most magazines & newspapers).

Really this should serve as an example to other 'serious journals' that Kindle publication is an option that should be available (if only the IEEE would listen) if it's done properly. One concern is that this is the type of publication where having indefinite access to back issues could be important. Not to me, but certainly to those who read this stuff seriously. As to back issues: premium subscription, or purchase copies individually in perpetuity (but keep the basic subscription cheap enough for a private individual to justify)?
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on 13 January 2011
In agreement with the previous reviewer, thumbs up to Foreign Affairs on the Kindle. The monthly fee is a snippet of the newsstand price making this great value. The articles are stimulating, informative and a makes useful reading for anyone with an interest in foreign affairs with a particular emphasis on US-Global relations.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 21 September 2012
This is utterly brilliant, completely agree with all of the above. However, it would be useful if we got access to the Foreign Affairs website as subsribers.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 19 August 2012
FA is the best magazine on kindle because of the following 1)best conversion to kindle format, 2)plenty to read, 3) best magazine, 4)cheaper than the print edition , 5)cost is just £1.99/month..peanuts for top notch quality essays..
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 15 August 2011
As others have mentioned, the FA content focuses a lot on US perspectives. All I want to add, for the sake of anyone who might be confused, is that the Kindle subscription is indeed Monthly, whereas the actual magazine is published once every two months. Even so it is much cheaper than the news-stand edition.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 22 June 2011
...but loses a star for being too US-centric. Excellent example on how to organise a kindle journal. Others take note!
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 29 October 2012
This is unavailable for kindle fire?! In fact most of my beloved magazines are so unfitted to this device...I want to return it and go for ipad now!!!
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on 2 February 2015
Very informative - excellent
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 10 October 2012
Took a trial subscription and in the sep/oct 2012 edition was taken with the excellent article by Timothy Garton Ash about the history leading up to the founding of that awful European Union! Plenty of other interesting items. Well worth the subscription just for this. Also it's well formatted for the keyboard Kindle.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 8 August 2013
The digital subscription is $35 per month with access to their 90 year searchable archive, is that not a better deal?
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