Newsletter 271


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

[1]On Libya’s Revolutionary Road
    Links:
      1. http://b.rw/e1o4LI

Robert Worth | NYT Magazine | 30 March 2011

Fine reporting and interviews from the rebel side of the war. "All across
  eastern Libya, the collapse of Qaddafi’s regime exposed an unknown world of
  walled military compounds and torture rooms belonging to the Leader and his
  gang" [2]Comments
    Links:
      2. http://thebrowser.com/articles/libya’s-revolutionary-road

[3]Lady In Waiting
    Links:
      3. http://b.rw/h2cT8b

Stephen Castle | Foreign Policy | 31 March 2011

18 months after the Lisbon Treaty created EU's foreign policy arm, chief
  Catherine Ashton remains on the political sidelines both within Europe and
  globally. European foreign policy remains the business of individual states
  [4]Comments
    Links:
      4. http://thebrowser.com/articles/lady-waiting

[5]Too Much Information
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/hFUG5p

Jon Jeremiah Sullivan | GQ | 1 April 2011

On David Foster Wallace, "a writer who kept the landscape of American
  literature in a state of energized flux". Part-memoir, part-review of
  Wallace's posthumously published novel, "Pale King", said here to be good
  but not great [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/too-much-information

[7]Of The 1%, By The 1%, For The 1%
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/elEfwk

Joseph Stiglitz | Vanity Fair | 1 April 2011

Nobel prize-winning economist, on inequality in America. Concentration of
  power and wealth in top 1% now so great that it may be irreversible. In
  effect, the rich have captured the government. They can buy the policies
  they want [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/1-1-1

[9]The Human Lake
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/i784U8

Carl Zimmer | The Loom | 31 March 2011

Exceptional article on the teeming ecosystem of microbes within our bodies
  from one of the masters of Science writing. Reveals that "in your lifetime
  you will produce five elephants of microbes. You are basically a microbe
  factory" [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/human-lake

[11]Flash Fish
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/dMVVnU

Edward Docx | Prospect | 31 March 2011

Welcome to the weird world of aqua-scaping. Sales of high-end aquaria are
  booming, particularly amongst young men. Items sold include "a £3m aquarium
  made from solid gold and mammoth tusk". The fish alone can cost up to
  £250,000 [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/flash-fish

FiveBooks Interview

[13]Alison Gopnik on Children and their Minds
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/alison-gopnik-on-children-and-their-minds

American author and psychology professor talks about what is really going on
  in our children’s minds

Featured Topic

[14]China
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/topics/china

Everything you need to know about the rising power. Original interviews with
  experts such as Richard Baum, Isabel Hilton, and Xinran - and the books and
  articles they recommend

Reader Recommendations

@[15]TheAmScho New    Zinsser    on    Friday   post.   Prisoners   of
  Britspeak. [16]tinyurl.com/3p7mqva [17]#browsings
    Links:
      15. http://twitter.com/TheAmScho
      16.
      17. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings

Book of the Day

[18]In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto by Michael Pollan
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/defense-food-eater’s-manifesto-by-michael-pollan

[19]Henry Dimbleby says: “Pollan takes the science of food and shows where
  it’s been misapplied. There’s been a lot of science around nutrition that is
  very bad science.”
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/henry-dimbleby-on-his-fast-food-philosophy

Video of the Day

[20]Schools Are Tools Of Satan
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/videos/schools-are-tools-satan

Trailer for IndoctriNation, US film arguing for home-schooling, abolition of
  state schools

Quote of the Day

[21]John Stokes, on writing letters
    Links:
      21. http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/the_tls/article7173621.ece

"The art of letter writing is like the art of acting. It is the impression
    of spontaneity that makes a performance convincing"

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