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Monocle is a magazine and website founded by Tyler Brûlé, a Canadian journalist and entrepreneur. Described by CBC News reporter Harry Forestell as a "meeting between Foreign Policy and Vanity Fair", the magazine provides a globalist perspective on international affairs, culture and design to wealthy, cosmopolitan readers, or those who aspire to become so. Andrew Tuck edits the magazine.
The magazine launched on 15 February 2007, priced at 12 euros and featuring articles on subjects including the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force, Chinese investment in Africa, and the best Portuguese-language Sunday newspapers. In the United States, single issues sell for $10 and the subscription price is approximately $120 annually. In New Zealand, single issues sell for $18 each, in Japan for ¥2,310, in Switzerland for 20CHF, in the United Kingdom for £5 and in Spain for 11€.
Monocle's website contains their archive that is only available to paid subscribers.
Thanks to BusinessWeek for the introduction to this great magazine.