Newsletter 245


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[1]Whatever Happened To Japan?
    Links:
      1. http://b.rw/fuyiTW

Will Davies | Potlatch | 25 February 2011

Japan used to dominate Western ideas of the global future. It would be full
  of exotic people and wondrous gadgets. Now the future is all about resource
  constraints, we've domesticated technology—and Japan has fallen off the
  radar

[2]Loving Number One
    Links:
      2. http://b.rw/e42JGU

Tara Parker-Pope | NYT | 28 February 2011

How well do you treat yourself? New research suggests that inward compassion
  improves your health. The biggest barrier is the fear of self indulgence.
  Throw caution to the wind: eat a doughnut

[3]Untangling The Morass
    Links:
      3. http://b.rw/i3mfVe

Daniel W. McShea | Scientific American | 28 February 2011

Clear, concise explanation of current nature vs nurture debate, via a book
  review. Why do we suggest traits like shyness might be partly genetic "when
  we know already for certain that it is both 100% genetic and 100%
  environmental"?

[4]An Irreligious Approach To Abortion
    Links:
      4. http://b.rw/f51yC5

Andrew Brown | Guardian | 28 February 2011

"There is something absurd in supposing that the moral status of a baby
  changes during its passage down the birth canal. Whatever it would be wrong
  to do to a newborn baby would be wrong also to do to one that is ready to be
  born"

[5]Diplomacy Of The Blind
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/id6e6f

Dominique Moisi | Project Syndicate | 28 February 2011

"Why do revolutions so often take professional diplomats by surprise? They
  are very often right in their readings of a given situation, but they cannot
  bring themselves to pursue their own arguments to their logical conclusions"

[6]Piracy Is The Future Of Television
    Links:
      6. http://b.rw/e5HeAF

Abigail De Kosnik | Convergence Culture | 28 February 2011

Expert analysis of TV market and online piracy; 17 page PDF concludes with
  range of excellent recommendations for creating a commercial market that's
  better than the illicit one. Upshot: no special piracy regulation required

Today's FiveBooks Interview

[7]Toby Wilkinson on =ANCIENT EGYPT=
    Links:
      7. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/toby-wilkinson-on-ancient-egypt

Cambridge Egyptologist discusses his favourite works on Ancient Egypt, from
  the first book he bought on the subject to an authoritative coffee-table
  tome [8]Continue reading…
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/toby-wilkinson-on-ancient-egypt

Topic

[9]Autism
    Links:
      9. http://thebrowser.com/topics/autism

Leading  academics, and parents with their own personal experiences of
  autism,  discuss  what  best to read on the disorder. Accompanied by a
  selection of must-read articles
  [10]Continue reading…
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/topics/autism

Book of the Day

[11]The No-Nonsense Guide to the United Nations
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/no-nonsense-guide-united-nations-by-maggie-black

-by Maggie Black -

Richard Jolly says: “This is a very lively little book – an antidote for
  those who think that the UN must be filled with boring people and boring
  debates.”

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

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