Newsletter 226


Hic sunt camelopardus: this historical edition of The Browser is presented for archaeological purposes; links and formatting may be broken.

[1]Every Mistake Imaginable
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      1. http://b.rw/hs0nkx

Johnny Davis | GQ | 2 February 2011

Demise of EMI, world's oldest record company. Litany of errors: ill-fated
  mergers, unsuccessful expansion and digital denial. Made worse by Guy Hands,
  on acquiring the business: "We're just hoping EMI is as bad as we think it
  is"

[2]Egypt's Revolution: Coming To An Economy Near You
    Links:
      2. http://b.rw/gZoYOL

Umair Haque | HBR | 1 February 2011

Argues that Egypt and Tunisia's revolts expose global fault lines: "What
  we're watching is a massive malfunctioning of the global economy." Root
  cause cited as "dumb growth" - bogus prosperity rather than genuine wealth
  creation

[3]Lords Of Rikers
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      3. http://b.rw/gYDDAt

Geoffrey Gray | New York | 30 January 2011

Terrifying account of life and death inside "One Main, House Of Pain", most
  dangerous block of New York juvenile prison on Riker's Island. Teenage
  inmates pretty much run the place. Like "Lord of the Flies" with more
  weaponry

[4]It's Not Radical Islam That Worries The US
    Links:
      4. http://b.rw/igaql5

Noam Chomsky | Guardian | 4 February 2011

Left-wing libertarian scholar argues that for America "the general threat
  has always been independence" among Islamic states. Characterizes historical
  US approach as "The dictators support us. Their subjects can be ignored."
      [5]View full selection
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      5. http://thebrowser.com/best

Today's FiveBooks Interview

[6]Robin Lane Fox on =RELIGIOUS AND SOCIAL HISTORY IN THE ANCIENT WORLD=
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/robin-lane-fox-on-religious-and-social-history-ancient-world

The historian and Oxford don focuses on how the cultural and philosophical
  changes that occurred in late antiquity are essential to our understanding
  of world views today [7]Continue reading…
    Links:
      7. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/robin-lane-fox-on-religious-and-social-history-ancient-world

Topic

[8]Terrorism
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/topics/terrorism

Dive into our experts' reading list. Jessica Stern, Simon Conway and other
  internationally recognised authorities talk about terrorism, and recommend
  which books and articles to read
  [9]Continue reading…
    Links:
      9. http://thebrowser.com/topics/terrorism

Book of the Day

[10]The World of Late Antiquity
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/world-late-antiquity-by-peter-brown-0

-by Peter Brown -

[11]More recommendations…
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks

Browsings

[12]sophiemaynard The pain that is China's
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  [15]More user recommended #browsings…
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