Newsletter 273


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

[1]Ruud Gullit Takes on Grozny
    Links:
      1. http://b.rw/eqDQLb

Walter Mayr | Spiegel | 1 April 2011

Fading Dutch legend pockets huge paycheck from Chechen dictator to coach
  local soccer team. It's a tough neighbourhood, even for Russia. "When Terek
  plays in Grozny, the home stands resemble a funeral service for a gangster
  boss" [2]Comments
    Links:
      2. http://thebrowser.com/articles/ruud-gullit-takes-grozny

[3]The Biggest Lie In British Politics
    Links:
      3. http://b.rw/gtY7Wd

Johann Hari | Johann Hari | 29 March 2011

Powerful takedown of politicians who claim that UK is caught in problematic
  debt crisis. "As a proportion of GDP, Britain’s national debt has been
  higher than it is now for 200 of the past 250 years". Well spotted by
  @polit2k [4]Comments
    Links:
      4. http://thebrowser.com/articles/biggest-lie-british-politics

[5]Ellen Terry, Epistolary Eccentric
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/gYHGp2

John Stokes | TLS | 30 March 2011

"With the very best letters of all it is as if we are reading along with the
  original recipient yet hearing the voice of the writer at the moment of
  composition". Wonderful assessment of renowned eccentric letter-writer's
  work [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/ellen-terry-epistolary-eccentric

[7]The Mellon Doctrine
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/f1vQim

Paul Krugman | NYT | 1 April 2011

Arguing against Republican premise that "slashing government spending and
  employment in the face of a deeply depressed economy would actually create
  jobs". Lower earnings would more likely just worsen existing debt problems
  [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/mellon-doctrine

[9]Why Experts Get It Wrong
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/gm9Rrp

James Warren | Atlantic | 1 April 2011

The pressure of being an expert encourages experts to be wrong; they extend
  themselves beyond the facts. Heightened accountability encourages
  "stretching to make comparisons and falsely recalling features that simply
  aren't there" [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/why-experts-get-it-wrong

[11]Fukushima Dai-ichi Status And Prognosis
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/i9bjmm

Euan Mearns | The Oil Drum | 31 March 2011

It looked like Japan's nuclear disaster was an overstated, media-hyped,
  problem. But has the situation changed? Possibly so; we could now be looking
  at a more serious issue. Excellent analysis of current available information
  [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/fukushima-dai-ichi-status-and-prognosis

FiveBooks Interview

[13]Bob Johnstone on Solar Power
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/bob-johnstone-on-solar-power

Former  _Wired_  contributing  editor  and MIT Science Journalism Fellow
  explains why the Germans lead the world in solar energy and whether it's
  time to install a panel on your own roof

Featured Topic

[14]Football
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/topics/soccer

A collection of hand-picked articles and interviews with leading authorities
  on the biggest sport in the world

Reader Recommendations

[15]@mrianleslie   [16]@TheBrowser   And   a  response  to  Hari  here
  [17]bit.ly/eeNEBw [18]#browsings
    Links:
      15. http://twitter.com/mrianleslie
      16. http://twitter.com/thebrowser
      17. http://bit.ly/eeNEBw
      18. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings

Book of the Day

[19]In Light of India by Octavio Paz
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/light-india-by-octavio-paz

[20]Robert Conquest says: “Vishnevskaya had a lot of nasty experiences with
  the Party apparatchik literary and opera machinery.”
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/robert-conquest-on-communism

Video of the Day

[21]25 Years Of Pixar
    Links:
      21. http://thebrowser.com/videos/25-years-pixar

Has it really been that long? A wonderful trip. And to think, the big man
  was dreaming up the iPod on the side
  [22]More videos
    Links:
      22. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[23]John Stokes, on writing letters
    Links:
      23. 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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