Newsletter 301


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[1]Pakistan And Al-Qaeda's Future
    Links:
      1. http://b.rw/j6RiNm

Ahmed Rashid | NYRB | 3 May 2011

"Bin Laden's ideology and acts of terrorism changed the way we live, and how
  we conduct politics and business while deeply scarring relations between the
  Muslim world and the West. His death will have similarly large-scale
  effects" [2]Comments
    Links:
      2. http://thebrowser.com/articles/pakistan-and-al-qaedas-future

[3]Where Have All The Graveyards Gone?
    Links:
      3. http://b.rw/j26SS7

Adam Hochschild | Guernica/TomDispatch | 3 May 2011

"What if everyone killed in the Iraq and Afghan wars were buried in a single
  cemetery easily accessible to the American public? Would it bring the
  fighting to a halt more quickly if we could see hundreds of thousands of
  tombstones?" [4]Comments
    Links:
      4. http://thebrowser.com/articles/where-have-all-graveyards-gone

[5]The Global Economy's Corporate Crime Wave
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/kiVUZ3

Jeffrey Sachs | Project Syndicate | 30 April 2011

Great essay on widespread corporate corruption and why crimes go unpunished.
  Key reasons: companies cross borders where governments don't and "big
  companies are so financially powerful that governments are afraid to take
  them on" [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/global-economys-corporate-crime-wave

[7]Syria: Quickly Going Beyond The Point Of No Return
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/kv5ADU

Anonymous | International Crisis Group | 3 May 2011

Clear-eyed, measured analysis of Syrian protests. "Even if massive
  repression were to succeed in the short term, any such victory would at best
  be pyrrhic. President Assad’s domestic and international credibility would
  be shattered" [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/syria-quickly-going-beyond-point-no-return

[9]Obituary: Sir Henry Cooper
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/mymiw3

Anonymous | Daily Telegraph | 3 May 2011

Loved by millions as "Our 'Enery", he was the first man to knock down
  Cassius Clay in a fight. He couldn't take advantage, and lost a rematch for
  the world title. But his courage in the ring and modesty outside it was
  unquestioned [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/obituary-sir-henry-cooper

[11]Macho Men Die Early
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/jYJ8kn

Hugo Schwyzer | Good Men Project | 3 May 2011

Men make poor lifestyle choices, rooted in macho ethos of not displaying
  weakness and being prepared to take risks. Holds true even as men age. They
  may give up violent sports and driving fast, but ignore pain, signs of
  illness [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/hugo-schwyzer-good-men-project-3rd-may-2011

FiveBooks Interview

[13]Vernon Bogdanor on Electoral Reform
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/vernon-bogdanor-on-electoral-reform

Britain votes on Thursday in a referendum on changing the electoral system.
  The political consequences could be great, says one of the country's top
  constitutional experts.

Featured Topic

[14]Espionage
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/topics/espionage

The irresistible subject - spies. Who are they? What do they really do? Are
  today's spies that different from the heroes of the Cold War? Read on to
  find out

Reader Recommendations

_@rfuente1_ Great article on the oft-studied “That’s what she said” field of
  academia [15]slate.me/jUMq72 [16]#browsings
    Links:
      15. http://slate.me/jUMq72
      16. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings

Book of the Day

[17]The Fall of Rome and the End of Civilization by Bryan Ward-Perkins
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/fall-rome-and-end-civilization-by-bryan-ward-perkins

_[18]Harry Sidebottom says_: “Probably the most exciting new book on ancient
  history for years. Unbelievably readable, in a popular style”
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/harry-sidebottom-on-rome

Video of the Day

[19]Ted Talk: Eli Pariser
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/videos/ted-talk-eli-pariser

The  more  the internet gives you what it thinks you want, the more it
  isolates you from the world at large

Quote of the Day

[20]Alfred Hitchcock, on suspense
    Links:
      20. http://tomshone.blogspot.com/2011/05/fine-art-of-suspense-botched.html

"Suspense consists of letting an audience know precisely what is about to
    happen—and then making them wait for it"

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