Newsletter 229


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

[1]The Making of Michèle Flournoy
    Links:
      1. http://b.rw/hDT6nK

Spencer Ackerman | Washingtonian | 7 February 2011

Profile of the rise, and rise, of the woman who may be the first female
  Secretary of Defense in U.S. history. "If Obama is looking for someone
  substantively similar to the current Secretary, Flournoy is the obvious
  choice"

[2]Mathematics' Near Century-Old Partitions Enigma Spawns Fractals Solution
    Links:
      2. http://b.rw/eC5U5o

Davide Castelvecchi | Scientific American | 8 February 2011

Complex title, good maths workout. How cryptic prediction on number theory,
  from self-taught Indian mathematician, has proved correct. "He was a magical
  genius and the rest of us wish we knew how he was able to see so deeply"

[3]The Architect Of Football
    Links:
      3. http://b.rw/ggzGCh

Jamie McGregor | In Bed With Maradona | 9 February 2011

Remembering Barcelona's "arquitecto", Luis Suárez, b1935. Forerunner of the
  great Xavi, he knew where he wanted to put the ball before he'd even
  received it. And got one over on Di Stefano and Puskas in a European Cup
  final

[4]Investigate The Vatican
    Links:
      4. http://b.rw/euCkJg

Mark Warren | Esquire | 8 February 2011

Fine exposé of Scientology in "New Yorker" this week. But are Scientology's
  doctrines any crazier than those of Roman Catholicism? Is the Pope a better
  man than L. Ron Hubbard was? How about more investigating of the Vatican?

[5]Demise Of A Legendary Doping Empire
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/dWMKxl

Cathrin Gilbert | Spiegel | 9 February 2011

How police snared German drug firm that supplied illegal performance
  enhancing steroids. Customer list to follow. "There must be plenty of
  athletes who are suddenly feeling very nervous." An excellent recommendation
  from @polit2k

[6]Wine And Cricket
    Links:
      6. http://b.rw/fpOcWN

Stuart George | Langtons | 31 January 2011

A short and quirky comparison of cricket and Australian wine. "A groundsman,
  just like a vigneron, spends the winter and spring tending to his few
  acres". If you don't appreciate the game, it might whet your palate

[7]Sun Tzu: Enemy Of The Bureaucratic Mind
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/iduNry

Walter Russell Mead | American Interest | 8 February 2011

Sun Tzu played the same role in Confucian China that Machiavelli played in
  the West. Both argued that states and leaders could not afford to be bound
  by conventional ideas of morality. The struggle for power had no rules

[8]A Free, Irresponsible Press
    Links:
      8. http://b.rw/fZF0RK

Yochai Benkler | Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Law Review | 8 February 2011

Scholarly essay (62-page PDF) on history and legality of Wikileaks,
  implications for news media. Short take: US prosecution of Assange would
  probably fail. He has same first amendment rights as any New York Times
  journalist
            [9]View full selection
    Links:
      9. http://thebrowser.com/best

Today's FiveBooks Interview

[10]Michael Fried on =THE PHILOSOPHICAL STAKES OF ART=
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/michael-fried-on-philosophical-stakes-art

Esteemed  critic’s choices reflect a lifetime’s interest in the subtle
  connections between art and philosophy - and encourage a broader and more
  imaginative  approach  to the way paintings are enjoyed and understood
  [11]Continue reading…
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/michael-fried-on-philosophical-stakes-art

Topic

[12]Communism
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/topics/communism

Our series on Communism, for the inquisitive Comrade. Interviews range from
  Robert Service on Totalitarian Russia to Richard McGregor on the Chinese
  Communist Party. Each expert picks their favourite books and articles
  [13]Continue reading…
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/topics/communism

Book of the Day

[14]Birds Britannica
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/birds-britannica-by-mark-cocker-and-richard-mabey

-by Mark Cocker and Richard Mabey -

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

Browsings

A  Resource Worth Protecting. How University of California budget cuts
  endanger good quality public writing. http://b.rw/eFd3rt #[17]browsings
  [18]More user recommended #browsings…
    Links:
      17. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#browsings
      18. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

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