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Questions and Comments on Benjamin Franklin's Biography

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Q1: How did the French welcome Benjamin Franklin when he became minister plenipotentiary of the United States to France? Didn't the French treat him badly because of the conflicts between the two nations?

Q2: What was the friction between Franklin and his brother that caused them to bid farewell to each other?

Q3: Does Ambrose Bierce's mockery on Benjamin Franklin's "saws" suggest a declining popularity of his (Franklin') ideas for the 19th century audience?

C1: Benjamin Franklin seems to be one of the first representatives of political correctness as his honest account of the Indian tribes and his criticism of the white men suggest. Though I was wandering what feminists would say about his advice given to a gentleman concerning the features of a good woman.

C2: Reading Franklin's short biography, I cannot help but wonder why he, whose ideas and inventions benefit not only Americans but the whole world, is so unappreciated today in Hungary for instance.

Q1: How did the French welcome Benjamin Franklin when he became minister plenipotentiary of the United States to France? Didn't the French treat him badly because of the conflicts between the two nations?

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