Newsletter 258


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

[2]David Hume At 300
    Links:
      2. http://b.rw/edyVwe

Howard Darmstadter | Philosophy Now | 16 March 2011

Engaging essay on life and thought of 18C philosopher, fascinated by nature
  of thought, association of ideas, power of passion over reason. Religious
  skeptic. Fat. Jolly. Held moral beliefs to be determined by human psychology

[3]The Hood Robin Economy
    Links:
      3. http://b.rw/dQnyqd

Ezra Klein | Democracy | 16 March 2011

Why has economic inequality been rising so much in America? Because
  government has not been acting to counter the long-term drift towards a
  winner-take-all economy. Why has it not been acting? Because the rich
  control the government

[4]AX Fighting 33
    Links:
      4. http://b.rw/f2nQnR

Rory Douglas | McSweeney's | 16 March 2011

Notes on an evening of mixed martial arts fighting. "It seems we just live
  in a universe where, in the midst of an otherwise enjoyable evening of mild
  violence, a very nice young girl can get her face beaten into a bloody mess"

[5]Interview With Robert Putnam And David Campbell
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/fe8xPD

Richard Madsen | Hedgehog | 15 March 2011

Eminent authors of new study of religion in America argue that idea of
  culture wars is overdone. "Americans are religiously devout and religiously
  diverse but also religiously tolerant". That includes tolerance towards
  atheists

[6]Pushing Paper
    Links:
      6. http://b.rw/grjXCY

Ben Kafka | Lapham's Quarterly | 17 March 2011

Millions devote their lives to paperwork. So where are its heroes in
  mythology, literature, cinema, real life? Pessoa, Cavafy, Kafka, de
  Tocqueville, Trollope were clerks and bureaucrats. Why not a "Norton
  Anthology Of Paperwork"?

[7]The Economic Calculus Of Japan’s Tragedy
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/gw5VQw

Satyajit Das | Naked Capitalism | 17 March 2011

Excellent analysis of potential economic outcomes for Japan. Raising debt
  for reconstruction will increase scrutiny on public finances: national debt
  already 200% of GDP; tax revenues cover less than 50% of annual expenses

Today's FiveBooks Interview

[8]Tanya Byron on =CHILD PSYCHOLOGY AND MENTAL HEALTH=
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/tanya-byron-on-child-psychology-and-mental-health

Clinical psychologist, author and broadcaster discusses the stigmas attached
  to mental health problems, and asks whether, as a society, we are really
  doing what's best for our children [9]Continue reading…
    Links:
      9. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/tanya-byron-on-child-psychology-and-mental-health

Topic

[10]Russia and the FSU
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/topics/russia

From the war in Chechnya to the murky depths of the KGB archive. Everything
  you  need  to  know  (well, nearly everything) about Russia's past and
  present. [11]Continue reading…
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/topics/russia

Book of the Day

[12]The Allure of Chanel
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/allure-chanel-by-paul-morand

-by Paul Morand -
  [13]Justine Picardie says: Chanel was an amazing designer and an iconic
  woman. Her career intersected with key moments of 20th century history: two
  world wars, the 1929 crash, the expansion of Hollywood, and beyond.
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/justine-picardie-on-fashion-biographies

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

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