Newsletter 232


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[1]Egypt: The Wait
    Links:
      1. http://b.rw/dKHnK2

Paula Nelson | Boston Globe | 11 February 2011

Outstanding photo-essay charting eighteen days of Egyptian protests. From
  depths of depression and anger to height of jubilation. Until the lengthy
  commentaries begin, these images paint the most powerful picture of the
  revolt

[2]America's Hottest Export: Weapons
    Links:
      2. http://b.rw/i938pm

Mina Kimes | Fortune | 11 February 2011

Epic analysis of growth in arms exports from US. Is there really "an Obama
  arms bazaar going on"? Key question: "can we be both the world's leading
  champion of peace and the world's leading supplier of the weapons of war?"

[3]To Have And Have Not
    Links:
      3. http://b.rw/gl3j7e

Matt Tyrnauer | Vanity Fair | 11 February 2011

Lauren Bacall looks back on her career, relationships and why she hates the
  Oscar she won in 2009. Wonderful anecdotes on Sinatra and Bogie. Still
  feisty, starts off "What’s the argument for this story? That I am still
  breathing?"

[4]The Arab 1989?
    Links:
      4. http://b.rw/h1woUm

Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, David Held & Alia Brahimi | Open Democracy | 11
  February 2011

Insightful essay comparing Middle East revolts with Eastern Europe in 1989.
  Economic stagnation, failure of authoritarian regimes, spreading awareness
  of alternate political systems point to similarities. One key difference
  remains

[5]Sex Trafficking In The UK
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/eQ7QEL

Mark Townsend | The Observer | 6 February 2011

Powerful crime investigation told through story of Romanian's abduction and
  violent imprisonment as prostitute in Manchester. Raped by different men 50
  times a week. Hers is just one story; up to 5,000 others still to be told

[6]Why Do Protests Ever Bring Down Governments?
    Links:
      6. http://b.rw/ey2xs9

Joshua Tucker | Monkey Cage | 10 February 2011

Excellent questions for political scientists (good comments, too). Why can't
  governments just carry on with their business, and wait for protesters to go
  home? Do we have a model of what factors determine whether protests succeed?

[7]You Are What You Speak
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/esG0eC

Robert Lane Greene | 11 February 2011

Book extract skewering language myths, many of them spread by Bill Bryson.
  Among the culprits: Arabic has six thousand words for camels and related
  equipment; "muscatel" means wine with flies in it; Maoris have 35 words for
  dung

[8]The Gaps In My Story
    Links:
      8. http://b.rw/hEYGUo

James Willoughby | The Figures Never Lie | 10 February 2011

Probably the most moving resignation letter you'll read. Racing journalist
  explains in deeply personal blogpost how he's coming to terms with son's
  diagnosis as a low-functioning autistic. And why he feels he must leave his
  job
  [9]View full selection
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      9. http://thebrowser.com/best

Today's FiveBooks Interview

[10]Darren Aronofsky on =MAKING MOVIES=
    Links:
      10. 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 [11]Continue reading…
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/darren-aronofsky-on-making-movies

Topic

[12]American Conservatism
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/topics/american-conservatism

Bemused by the recent emergence of the Tea Party and radical politics in the
  US? Read on to get a really comprehensive overview of American Conservatism
  and find out whats on the [13]top reading list of today's Conservatives
  [14]Continue reading…
    Links:
      13. http://fivebooks.com/america-conservatism/leaderboard
      14. http://thebrowser.com/topics/american-conservatism

Book of the Day

[15]Islam and Democracy: Fear of the Modern World
    Links:
      15. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/islam-and-democracy-fear-modern-world-by-fatima-mernissi

-by Fatima Mernissi -

Fatima Mernissi is a Moroccan feminist and produced one of the first books
  on feminism within an Arab Middle East and in a Muslim context. She also
  wrote  a pioneering book-length text of Islamic feminism. In _Islam and
  Democracy_  Mernissi  is  taking up Islamic arguments for claiming full
  citizenship, democracy, equality and justice. Mernissi is bringing together
  secular and religious arguments, and among the things she gives importance
  to is the need to reform Muslim personal status law as part of achieving
  democracy.

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

Browsings

Recently released letter from Marlon Brando to random air hostess written on
  plane trip from NY to London  http://is.gd/1Xe0RY #[18]browsings
  [19]More user recommended #browsings…
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      18. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#browsings
      19. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

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