Newsletter 231


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[1]Britain's Fury Over Sovereignty
    Links:
      1. http://b.rw/eKPtz8

Bagehot | Economist | 10 February 2011

Excellent commentary on British parliament's vote to defy European Court of
  Human Rights. Britain can uphold human rights through its own courts. But
  European Court is badly needed in countries such as Russia. A pity to
  undermine it

[2]The Dictator Is Last To Know
    Links:
      2. http://b.rw/i527Jr

David Remnick | New Yorker | 10 February 2011

"To watch Mubarak as he used every means of rhetorical deflection to delay
  his inevitable end was to watch a man so deluded, so deaf to the demands of
  history, that he was incapable of hearing an entire people screaming in his
  ear"

[3]The Impact Of The Printing Press
    Links:
      3. http://b.rw/gdpy61

Jeremiah Dittmar | Vox | 11 February 2011

"The printing press was one of the greatest revolutions in information
  technology." Did the first presses provide cities with economic growth? Or
  were presses established in areas where growth was set to occur

[4]Release Of Mosquitoes With Suicide Genes
    Links:
      4. http://b.rw/gnOnU5

Jennifer Rodriguez-Mueller | Singularity Hub | 10 February 2011

Extraordinary detail on biotech trial to eradicate Dengue Fever. Genetically
  altered male mosquitoes, engineered to die mid life-cycle, released into
  wild to mate with natural females and so crash population levels. Will it
  work?

[5]Britain's Fury Over Sovereignty
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/eKPtz8

Bagehot | Economist | 10 February 2011

Excellent commentary on British parliament's vote to defy European Court of
  Human Rights. Britain can uphold human rights through its own courts. But
  European Court is badly needed in countries such as Russia. A pity to
  undermine it

[6]The Dictator Is Last To Know
    Links:
      6. http://b.rw/i527Jr

David Remnick | New Yorker | 10 February 2011

"To watch Mubarak as he used every means of rhetorical deflection to delay
  his inevitable end was to watch a man so deluded, so deaf to the demands of
  history, that he was incapable of hearing an entire people screaming in his
  ear"
             [7]View full selection
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      7. http://thebrowser.com/best

Today's FiveBooks Interview

[8]Darren Aronofsky on =MAKING MOVIES=
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/darren-aronofsky-on-making-movies

Oscar-nominated  director  of  Black Swan takes a short break from his
  awards-season schedule to recommend five books on film—and discuss the
  moviemakers who inspire him [9]Continue reading…
    Links:
      9. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/darren-aronofsky-on-making-movies

Topic

[10]Soccer
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/topics/soccer

A collection of hand-picked articles and interviews with leading authorities
  on the biggest sport in the world
  [11]Continue reading…
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/topics/soccer

Book of the Day

[12]Capitalism and Freedom
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/capitalism-and-freedom-by-milton-friedman

-by Milton Friedman -

It was the first book that I read [with] the idea that in order to have
  political freedom you have to have market freedom, economic freedom. That
  economic freedom drives people towards political freedom. I was living in a
  small town in the west – so this was like opening a window on a wider world.
  I did not live in a political household, so this is not the kind of book
  that I would read and be able to talk with my parents about. So it’s almost
  like samizdat literature. It was read in quiet, it was exhilarating, but
  very private.

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

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