Newsletter 400


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

[1]The Browser
    Links:
      1. http://thebrowser.com

[5]Slumlands
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/nTZy5K

Paul Mason | New Statesman | 8 August 2011

This piece from the current edition of the New Statesman written by Paul
  Mason challenges society to think more about slums and to listen carefully
  to the staggering one billion people that live in them [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/slumlands

[7]Secret Papers Reveal Truth Behind Soviet Collapse
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/o6ihf9

Christian Neef | Spiegel | 11 August 2011

Newly published papers from end of Gorbachev presidency show last Soviet
  leader as harsh, confused, deluded in talks with Helmut Kohl and George
  Bush. On the Tiananmen massacre: "We must be realists: 3,000 people, so
  what?" [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/secret-papers-reveal-truth-behind-soviet-collapse

[9]The Great Splintering
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/pkm1K0

Umair Haque | HBR | 10 August 2011

A social contract has been torn up in Britain. We should be rewarding
  creation of enduring, shared wealth. "Today's world of bailouts and golden
  parachutes — while middle incomes stagnate — seems to be exactly the
  reverse" [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/great-splintering

[11]The Two-Minus-One Pregnancy
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/os9OTG

Ruth Padawer | NYT | 10 August 2011

"That idea, that one’s gone and one’s here, it’s almost like playing God. I
  mean, who are we to choose?" On the reduction of twins to a single foetus.
  The procedure that's quietly becoming an option for American women
  [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/two-minus-one-pregnancy

[13]The Lost Legacy of a Hated President
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/ok9Goz

Jimmy Soni & Rob Goodman | Atlantic | 10 August 2011

Reassessing Herbert Hoover, the president Americans love to hate. Blamed for
  the Great Depression, his story was classically tragic. Earlier success
  planted the seeds of his historic failure. (Thanks Jim Nail for alerting us)
  [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/lost-legacy-hated-president

[15]Nancy Wake
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/qIyaU8

Anonymous | Economist | 11 August 2011

An obituary of Vera Wake, "the white mouse". A double agent and surely one
  of the only women to fox the Gestapo so completely [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/nancy-wake

FiveBooks Interview

[17]David Marquand on the End of the West
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/david-marquand-on-end-west

The former British MP says the myths we have perpetuated about the West are
  dangerous  and  need to be revised. He tells us what we should read to
  understand the changing world order [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/david-marquand-on-end-west

Featured Topic

[19]UK Riots
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/topics/uk-riots

This  is  our selection of the best writing on the riots to date. Keep
  checking this page for updates over the coming days [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/topics/uk-riots

Reader Recommendations

_@nuzav_ The Tea Party’s Modest Proposal - Simon Johnson - Project Syndicate
  [21]t.co/uo6WRlw via _@ProSyn_ _#oped_ [22]#browsings [23]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://t.co/uo6WRlw
      22. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      23. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[24]Book of the Day
    Links:
      24. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/letter-birmingham-jail-by-martin-luther-king-jr

[25]Letter from the Birmingham Jail by Martin Luther King Jr
    Links:
      25. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/letter-birmingham-jail-by-martin-luther-king-jr

[26]John  Kerry  says:  “It minds us of the sacrifice that large-scale
  injustice requires and also explains why civil disobedience is required”
  [27]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/john-kerry-on-progressivism
      27. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[28]David Starkey on the English Riots
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/videos/david-starkey-english-riots

Historian accused of racism over 'whites have become black' remarks
  [29]More videos
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[30]William Gibson, on signalling
    Links:
      30. http://www.findings.com/book/B003YL4AGC

"Some very considerable part of the gestural language of public places,
    that had once belonged to cigarettes, now belonged to phones"

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

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