Newsletter 423


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]The Revolution Of Capitalism
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/nSwbpN

John Gray | BBC | 4 September 2011

"Marx was wrong about communism. But he was prophetically right about
  capitalism." He understood not just capitalism's endemic instability, but
  more profoundly how it destroys its own social base – the middle class way
  of life [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/revolution-capitalism

[7]The Dark Side Of An MIT Brain
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/otPu5T

Ryan Normandin | The Tech | 6 September 2011

Story of MIT graduate Lead Wey and the website he created
  seekingarrangement.com. Most dating websites match partners for long-term
  relationships. Not so with Wey's venture which is in essence a hub for
  prostitution. But a legal one [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/dark-side-mit-brain

[9]We Betrayed Our Values With Torture
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/q4f2qa

Dominic Lawson | Independent | 6 September 2011

We should commemorate 9/11 not only with renewed sympathy for victims but
  sense of shame that we have not honoured them. In name of preventing second
  9/11, Britain and America betrayed their ideals appallingly [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/we-betrayed-our-values-torture

[11]On Change In India
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/orAWdQ

Siddhartha Deb | Guernica | 1 September 2011

Sharp essay on rising income inequality in India. Number of millionaires and
  billionaires growing rapidly. Why then do three quarters of the population
  still live on a meagre 50 cents a day? Thanks to Iain Manley for
  recommending [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/change-india

[13]One Sperm Donor, 150 Offspring
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/qa0zPH

Jacqueline Mroz | NYT | 5 September 2011

Most of the developed world has strict regulations over donor usage, among
  other things to protect society's gene pool. But not so America, which has
  "more rules that go into place when you buy a used car than when you buy
  sperm" [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/one-sperm-donor-150-offspring

[15]War And Peace On The Big Sandy River
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/oAoWk9

Dean King | Granta | 3 September 2011

Feud between Hatfields and McCoys brought death and mayhem to Kentucky-West
  Virginia borders in the 1890s. Fifty years later it broke out again. A
  century later it was still simmering. Now the families are friends. 9/11
  changed them [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/war-and-peace-big-sandy-river

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Steven Pincus on the English Revolution of 1688
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/steven-pincus-on-english-revolution-1688

When William of Orange came from Holland to take the English throne was it a
  foreign  invasion  or  a revolution from within? The history professor
  disentangles the facts to give us a new perspective [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/steven-pincus-on-english-revolution-1688

Featured Topic

[19]9/11: Ten Years On
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/topics/911-ten-years

It's now a decade since the shocking and tragic events of 9/11. How did we
  get  to here and what have we learnt? We've collected some of the best
  writing reflecting on the legacy of the attacks for America and the world
  [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/topics/911-ten-years

Reader Recommendations

_@tzaf_ "The Revolution Will be Digitised": a wonderful book by _@newsbrooke_
  (Heather Brooke) [21]t.co/1ReR0r1 #journalism [22]#browsings [23]More like
  this
    Links:
      21. http://t.co/1ReR0r1
      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/house-war-by-james-carroll

[25]House of War by James Carroll
    Links:
      25. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/house-war-by-james-carroll

[26]James Carroll says: “The book is an uninhibited account of what it was
  like for him being part of the Pentagon bureaucracy. It’s very subversive”
  [27]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/stephen-glain-on-us-militarism
      27. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[28]100 Years
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/videos/100-years

A century of London fashion in 100 seconds
  [29]More videos
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[30]Charlie Brooker, on cricket
    Links:
      30. http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/sep/04/charlie-brooker-passion-for-sport

"It's like staring at the Hay Wain while Professor Yaffle slowly reads a
    list of equations aloud"

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

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