Newsletter 268


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[1]Paranoid Style In Liberal Politics
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      1. http://b.rw/fTK3fB

Matthew Continetti | Weekly Standard | 28 March 2011

On the Koch brothers. "Useful corrective to feverish conspiracy theorising
  in the wake of Jane Mayer's New Yorker profile. Nevertheless, the brothers
  come off more than a bit nutty on the subject of Barack Obama"—Will
  Wilkinson

[2]Hunting The Rustock Controllers
    Links:
      2. http://b.rw/dTbYg6

Brian Krebs | Krebs On Security | 28 March 2011

Investigation into world's largest spam engine. Gripping, gritty. Cheap and
  easy business to get into. Hire hosting space in Russia, advertise on hacker
  forums, wangle access to one legitimate payment account, and you're away

[3]Goodies And Baddies
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      3. http://b.rw/e6cZY2

Adam Curtis | Medium And Message | 28 March 2011

Short, shrewd history of humanitarian interventionism. "One of the central
  beliefs of our age. Some see it as a noble, disinterested use of Western
  power. Others see it as a smokescreen for a latter-day liberal imperialism"

[4]Get Lost
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      4. http://b.rw/ghuiZH

Paul Salopek | Foreign Policy | 28 March 2011

A new book looks at the deep roots of travel, arguing there is no point
  leaving Manhattan. "The rewards of journeying are everywhere because they're
  interior. They can be tapped as easily with a walk down the block as in
  Patagonia"

[5]How To Tweet Bile
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/e3uSth

Charlie Brooker | Guardian | 28 March 2011

On Twitter hate campaigns, such as that against Rebecca Black. "Twitter is
  great, but it doubles as a hothouse in which viral outbreaks of witless
  bullying can be incubated and unleashed before anyone knows what's
  happening"

[6]Contamination in Goiânia
    Links:
      6. http://b.rw/h3ycE9

Sally Adee | Last Word On Nothing | 28 March 2011

Brazilian cancer clinic buys radiation therapy machine. Closes down and
  abandons site. Scrap merchants discover magnificent, sparkling, blue powder.
  Tout it around as supernatural. Turns out to be cesium chloride - a lethal
  killer

Today's FiveBooks Interview

[7]Rory McTurk on =OLD ICELANDIC CULTURE=
    Links:
      7. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/rory-mcturk-on-old-icelandic-culture

Authoritative  academic discusses the Icelandic sagas, medieval Nordic
  history, and links to Anglo-Saxon England [8]Continue reading…
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/rory-mcturk-on-old-icelandic-culture

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]Shut Up and Deal
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/shut-and-deal-by-jesse-may

-by Jesse May -

[12]Victoria Coren says: "An autobiographical novel by Jesse May, who most
  people know as a poker commentator."
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/victoria-coren-on-poker

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

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