Newsletter 300


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

[1]Behind The Hunt For Bin Laden
    Links:
      1. http://b.rw/lrY6uU

Mark Mazzetti et al | NYT | 2 May 2011

Enough Bin Laden already! I know, but this is the cut-out-and-keep piece
  which gives you the tick-tock, the dialogue from the situation room, the
  inside stuff about how the raid was planned. This is what great newspapers
  are for [2]Comments
    Links:
      2. http://thebrowser.com/articles/behind-hunt-bin-laden

[3]The Double
    Links:
      3. http://b.rw/jynOaU

Dane Batty | Crime | 2 May 2011

Book extract. How to rob a bank. Monitor police radio. Choose a branch
  staffed by women, with a drive-up window. Flares make a useful diversion.
  Have a first getaway car that witnesses will notice. Dump it nearby, switch
  to another [4]Comments
    Links:
      4. http://thebrowser.com/articles/double

[5]Real Time, All The Time
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/lqdcw1

Emily Bell | An Englishwoman In New York | 2 May 2011

Columbia University's Professor of Journalism on importance of live,
  breaking news. "Live is not 'yet another thing' for a working journalist to
  understand, it is the great journalistic challenge of our time". Essential
  reading [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/real-time-all-time

[7]White House Briefing On Bin Laden’s Death
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/mIRnhM

Jay Carney & John Brennan | WSJ | 2 May 2011

"There are a lot of people within the Pakistani government, and I’m not
  going to speculate if any of them had prior knowledge about bin Laden being
  in Abbottabad. But his location there outside of the capital raises
  questions" [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/white-house-press-briefing-bin-laden’s-death

[9]Big Cheese: Gérard Depardieu
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/keHzlR

James Mottram | Independent | 2 May 2011

He has survived 17 motorbike accidents, a quintuple heart bypass and a plane
  crash. He makes four or five films a year, and has done so for four decades.
  Lately he's cut back his drinking to fewer than six bottles of wine a day
  [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/big-cheese-gérard-depardieu

[11]Liberal Party Of Canada Buried at Sea
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/mlSnkk

Mark Steyn | National Review | 2 May 2011

Everything you need to know about the Canadian election in 500 words.
  "Michael Ignatieff is on course to lose his seat in Parliament, accelerating
  his return to Harvard and a speedy end to his ill-advised foray into Canuck
  politics" [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/liberal-party-canada-buried-sea

FiveBooks Interview

[13]Michael Howard on War
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/michael-howard-on-war

The military historian describes the strategy, the art and the experience of
  war – from the pins in the map to the horrors of the front line

Featured Topic

[14]Moral Philosophy
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/topics/moral-philosophy

Do babies have morals? Does surveillance make us better? Is free will an
  illusion or not? Is there such a thing as evil? Get to grips with the big
  questions of right and wrong

Reader Recommendations

_@newint_ Bin Laden may be dead, but the Afghan war goes on. Is talking to
  the Taliban a betrayal? 2 experts debate [15]ow.ly/4M81w [16]#browsings
    Links:
      15. http://ow.ly/4M81w
      16. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings

Book of the Day

[17]Confessions of a Rugby Mercenary by John Daniell
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/confessions-rugby-mercenary-by-john-daniell

_[18]Richard Beard says_: “It’s an authentic picture of what it’s like on
  the inside now to be a professional rugby player just below the top level”
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/richard-beard-on-rugby

Video of the Day

[19]Glenn Beck Channels Dr Freud
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/videos/glen-beck-channels-dr-freud

Quite a few people have been making this mistake. But no reason not to enjoy
  this instance

Quote of the Day

[20]Bertrand Russell, on the Bible
    Links:
      20. http://www.futilitycloset.com/2011/05/02/unquote-342

“So far as I can remember, there is not one word in the Gospels in praise
    of intelligence”

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