Newsletter 261


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[1]The Libyan War Of 2011
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      1. http://b.rw/dQIgHL

George Friedman | Stratfor | 19 March 2011

Expect the opening few days to go well. West is well-equipped to destroy
  enemy air defences, strategic facilities. Big question is whether Qadaffi's
  army then surrenders. If not, defeating it on the ground will be much
  tougher

[2]Creative Destruction
    Links:
      2. http://b.rw/gJs333

James Surowiecki | New Yorker | 21 March 2011

Modern economies resilient, adept at rebuilding. Disasters—as in Japan—don't
  derail growth for long. They serve as "accelerated depreciation", allowing
  for replacement of what has been destroyed with something different and
  better

[3]United States Of Anxiety
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      3. http://b.rw/gECD3f

Jacob Sugarman | Salon | 20 March 2011

Feeling worried? Taylor Clarke considers rising levels of stress and fear in
  society: "Americans have become extremely vulnerable to the pressures of the
  21st century". An insightful interview on a common affliction

[4]Why Women Rule The Internet
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      4. http://b.rw/gLpk6p

Aileen Lee | Techcrunch | 20 March 2011

"Female users are the unsung heroines behind the most engaging, fastest
  growing, and most valuable consumer internet and e-commerce companies".
  Social media, e-commerce and even gaming sites are all heavily dependent on
  female users

[5]Bid To Protect Assets Slowed Reactor Fight
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/ePS69H

Norihiko Shirouzo et al | WSJ | 21 March 2011

Japanese power company was reluctant to pump seawater into overheating
  nuclear reactors at Fukushima, for fear of damaging them permanently. Prime
  minister intervened. By then it was too late. "This disaster is 60%
  man-made"

[6]The Mother Of Possibility
    Links:
      6. http://b.rw/emKnEA

Sven Birkerts | Lapham's Quarterly | 16 March 2011

Fine essay on idleness. Different from laziness, torpor or disinclination,
  "it is the soul’s first habitat... before it has been stirred to make a
  plan, to direct itself toward something". Often cited as aid to literary
  creativity

Today's FiveBooks Interview

[7]Frank Cottrell Boyce on =FILMMAKING=
    Links:
      7. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/frank-cottrell-boyce-on-movie-business

Filmmaking  involves lots of different disciplines, says the acclaimed
  English screenwriter and author. And the secret of making good films is to
  look outward – for instance, by reading the history of railways [8]Continue
  reading…
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/frank-cottrell-boyce-on-movie-business

Topic

[9]Film
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      9. http://thebrowser.com/topics/film

What do film directors read? Is screenwriting literature? What are the best
  Indian films? Is there fame in film subtitling? Our experts and editors have
  the answers. For the film buff who browses ...
  [10]Continue reading…
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      10. http://thebrowser.com/topics/film

Book of the Day

[11]Quantum Physics: Illusion or Reality?
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/quantum-physics-illusion-or-reality-by-alastair-rae

-by Alastair Rae -

[12]Vlatko Vedral says: "This is a completely popular book about quantum
  physics: there is not a single equation in there, I think."
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/vlatko-vedral-on-quantification-everything

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

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