Newsletter 364


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[5]Bradley Manning’s Army Of One
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/kI6yEB

Steve Fishman | New York | 3 July 2011

Gripping read on the American traitor and WikiLeaks hero. Now facing long
  prison sentence. “Bradley felt he was female. He was very solid on that. He
  really wanted to do surgery.” One of America's most unusual revolutionaries
  [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/bradley-manning’s-army-one

[7]When Rape Victims Lie
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/kwVtmr

Sasha | Sasha Said | 2 July 2011

"Good" rape victims dress modestly, are sober, upright citizens attacked by
  someone they don't know, try to fight off assault, report it immediately.
  Depart from this script, prepare to be disbelieved. But "bad" people get
  raped too [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/when-rape-victims-lie

[9]The Anatomy Of Intentional Action
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/lj7Hq3

Dan Jones | Philosopher In The Mirror | 24 June 2011

To make a moral judgement about an act, you need to know whether it was
  intentional or accidental. Right? Maybe. But what should we make of research
  suggesting we're more likely to view an act as intentional if we disapprove
  of it? [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/anatomy-intentional-action

[11]The Arabs' Fourth Of July
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/k6U9by

Juan Cole | Informed Comment | 4 July 2011

Grievances of Arab people against their rulers are strikingly similar to
  complaints American revolutionaries lodged against British monarchy all
  those years ago. Arabs deserve their fourth of July, Americans should
  support them [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/arabs-fourth-july

[13]Google’s Six-Front War
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/k6Ax8G

Semil Shah | TechCrunch | 3 July 2011

Timely reminder of breadth of Google's commercial battleground. From social
  to mobile, enterprise to local, browser to search tech, it's on the warpath.
  Remarkable that it can fight effectively on so many fronts [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/google’s-six-front-war

[15]'Let No Man Despise Thy Youth'
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/kBNspL

Molly Young | New York | 3 July 2011

Profile of Teresa Scanlan, 17, Miss America and presidential hopeful. "Her
  ruthless comportment feels immediately familiar in 2011, when political
  candidates are held to a standard of faultlessness that only a doll might
  meet" [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/“let-no-man-despise-thy-youth”

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Fuchsia Dunlop on Chinese Food
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/fuschia-dunlop-on-chinese-food

The English chef who studied cooking in Sichuan tells us that there is no
  one Chinese cuisine, how Western perceptions of Chinese food are changing,
  and why carrots are called "barbarian radishes" in Mandarin [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/fuschia-dunlop-on-chinese-food

Featured Topic

[19]Moral Philosophy
    Links:
      19. 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 [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/topics/moral-philosophy

Reader Recommendations

@[21]polit2k BBC News - Experts warn of hidden danger of complex investments
  -[22]goo.gl/Y5bTb #[23]browsings [24]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/polit2k
      22. http://goo.gl/Y5bTb
      23. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#browsings
      24. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[25]Book of the Day
    Links:
      25. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/paradox-american-democracy-by-john-judis

[26]The Paradox of American Democracy by John Judis
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/paradox-american-democracy-by-john-judis

[27]Franklin Foer says: "Judis makes the case that elites lost the ethos of
  disinterestedness,   one  of  the  great  ideals  of  the  progressive
  era"[28]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/franklin-foer-on-roots-liberalism
      28. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[29]Dental Training Robot
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/videos/dental-training-robot

Deep in the uncanny valley, another robot is stirring. This one for trainee
  dentists. It flinches when they drill [30]More videos
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[31]John Holbo, on language
    Links:
      31. http://crookedtimber.org/2011/07/04/performance-and-recording-everyone-sing-the-chorus—including-intellectuals

"Primary oral cultures pretty much never have a word for 'word'"

[32]More quotes
    Links:
      32. http://thebrowser.com/quotations

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