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A Cover Story
July 01, 2020

A Cover Story

By Asya Lisina

The cover of this issue of the magazine is the final of a series of four seasonal images we commissioned from Asya Lisina. We asked her to explain how she went about crafting this image.

Destiny's Child?
July 01, 2020

Destiny's Child?

By Paul E. Richardson

“Geography is destiny,” Napoleon is said to have uttered. Shortly afterward he invaded Russia, proving both his maxim and that of one of his imperialistic predecessors, Julius Caesar: “It’s only hubris if I fail.”

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