Newsletter 239


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

[1]Species Seekers And Spies
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      1. http://b.rw/e0DIBx

Richard Conniff | NYT | 20 February 2011

Many spies are naturalists. It's the same skill-set. Observe, record,
  classify. John Le Carré joined MI6 after working as a bird illustrator for
  MI5's counterespionage chief, Maxwell Knight, who wrote natural-history
  books

[2]XL Recordings, The Record Label That's Tearing Up The Rule Book
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      2. http://b.rw/gCrN1J

Tim Jonze | Guardian | 16 February 2011

How one British music label continues to bring innovative music to the
  mainstream. Keys to success? Release just six albums a year; adopt
  "anti-business philosophy"; only gamble on music you like; hand more control
  to the artists

[3]Gadhafi Battles to Hang On
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      3. http://b.rw/fo0aim

Margaret Coker et al | WSJ | 22 February 2011

If you only have time for one piece on Libya this morning, here it is.
  Highly disciplined piece of writing. All main news pulled together with
  colour, background. "It's a deteriorating situation. You can't rule out a
  civil war"

[4]Rage Against Your Machine
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      4. http://b.rw/ijxks8

Tom Vanderbilt | Outside | 21 February 2011

Author of classic book on driver psychology gets on a bike, risks a
  long-distance commute into Manhattan, and tries to understand what is it
  about cyclists that can turn sane, law-abiding drivers into shrieking
  homicidal maniacs

[5]Human Rights Last
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      5. http://b.rw/hDAtL0

Gary Bass | Foreign Policy | 21 February 2011

As China's global power grows, so does its capacity to prop up bad
  governments, as in Burma, Sudan, North Korea. The good news: China is
  developing more sensitivity. The bad news: its idea of a human-rights
  success-story is Zimbabwe

[6]Real Conservatives Don't Slash Foreign Aid
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      6. http://b.rw/gAorYU

Thomas Carothers | New Republic | 22 February 2011

Republicans in the U.S. Congress have their scalpels out for the budget.
  Foreign aid will take a hit. In the UK austerity program, foreign aid was
  the only government program besides the NHS to be protected. U.S. should
  take notes
       [7]View full selection
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Today's FiveBooks Interview

[8]Justine Picardie on =FASHION BIOGRAPHIES=
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      8. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/justine-picardie-on-fashion-biographies

The _Sunday Telegraph_ columnist and author of _Coco Chanel: The Legend and
  the Life_ chooses her favourite fashion biographies, and considers whether
  fashion and art are inextricably linked [9]Continue reading…
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      9. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/justine-picardie-on-fashion-biographies

Topic

[10]Journalism
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      10. http://thebrowser.com/topics/journalism

Find out what it's really like to be a journalist. Read about the shadowy
  world of foreign reporting, learn what makes a great article and delve into
  the history of journalism
  [11]Continue reading…
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      11. http://thebrowser.com/topics/journalism

Book of the Day

[12]The Life of John Maynard Keynes
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/life-john-maynard-keynes-by-roy-harrod

-by Roy Harrod -

“The  Harrod  is  the first biography and, actually, the only official
  biography of Keynes. Harrod had the great advantage of having known him

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

Browsings

@[14]andrewjtaggart: http://is.gd/wMPCE3 Can one lead a life of the mind
  in    these    post-patronage    days?    I    examine   3   ways   of
  life. #longreads #browsings
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      14. http://twitter.com/andrewjtaggart:

[16]More user recommended #browsings…
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      16. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

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