Newsletter 372


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[5]Nelson Mandela's Legacy
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/qDftpv

John Carlin | Cairo Review of Global Affairs | 10 July 2011

Tremendously well-crafted, well-informed piece of writing, paying tribute to
  political skills and intelligence of former South African president. To
  focus on his (admirable) spirit of forgiveness is to underestimate the man
  hugely [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/nelson-mandelas-legacy

[7]Bycatch 22
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/rk3Tue

Tom Gogola | New York | 10 July 2011

Writer takes job on commercial trawler operating out of Long Island.
  Witnesses how overfishing regulations play out in practice. It's not pretty.
  Rules may be well-meaning, but the result is a worst-of-both-worlds
  situation [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/bycatch-22

[9]We Felt No Mercy
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/pU5vyt

Naheed Mustafa | Maisonneuve | 12 July 2011

Speed through the preamble, get to the fascinating oral history. Former
  Afghan mujahid tells story of his childhood and time spent fighting the
  Russians. Some horrifying detail. Reflects on how little has changed
  [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/we-felt-no-mercy

[11]Practicing On Patients
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/oVIzWg

Roxana Badin | LA Review of Books | 12 July 2011

Cancer. "How does one write a book about a disease that is unequalled in its
  power to kill us? How does one do justice to the will that strives to
  survive it?" Compelling review of oncologist Siddhartha Mukherjee's new book
  [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/practicing-patients

[13]Are Mercenaries Just Warriors?
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/q1ZUUn

Deane-Peter Baker | TPM | 12 July 2011

Philosopher questions basis for UN being “alarmed and concerned” about use
  of mercenaries. There's no neat moral line between contracted combatants,
  national armies. Judge both by their actions. Better yet, judge states
  behind them [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/are-mercenaries-just-warriors

[15]An Eye-Opening Adventure in Socialized Medicine
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/pZFJbS

Steve Silberman | NeuroTribes | 12 July 2011

American visitor to London wakes up in middle of night with burning eyes.
  Needs prompt medical attention. Negotiates US health insurance firm, British
  NHS. Nice light-touch narrative with a few political barbs [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/eye-opening-adventure-socialized-medicine

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Kenneth Miller on Arguments against Creationism
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/kenneth-miller-on-arguments-against-creationism

The  biology  professor, and Catholic, tells us what we should read to
  understand the battle being fought between scientists and creationists
  [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/kenneth-miller-on-arguments-against-creationism

Featured Topic

[19]Communism
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/topics/communism

Our series on Communism, for the inquisitive Comrade. Interviews range from
  Robert Service on Totalitarian Russia to Richard McGregor on the Chinese
  Communist  Party. Each expert picks their favourite books and articles
  [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/topics/communism

Reader Recommendations

@[21]zachprague Smart take on things [22]#browsings RT @[23]KingsofWar: KoW:
  In memoriam: The European Union [24]j.mp/r0ZJ0k [25]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/zachprague
      22. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      23. http://twitter.com/KingsofWar
      24. http://kingsofwar.org.uk/2011/07/in-memoriam-the-european-union
      25. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[26]Book of the Day
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/our-mutual-friend-by-charles-dickens

[27]Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/our-mutual-friend-by-charles-dickens

[28]Iain Sinclair says: "This book comes very late in Dickens’s own career,
  but it has this powerful sense – a sense that’s been crucial to me – of
  London depending on the river" [29]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/iain-sinclair-on-london
      29. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[30]Amnesty TV's Birthday Stunt
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/videos/amnesty-tvs-birthday-stunt

"Thanks to Iran, Saudi Arabia, China for keeping us in business"
  [31]More videos
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[32]Gore Vidal, on Truman Capote
    Links:
      32. http://flavorwire.com/188138/the-30-harshest-author-on-author-insults-in-history/4#post_body

"He’s a full-fledged housewife from Kansas with all the prejudices"

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

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