Newsletter 424


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]Should Democrats Play By Republican Rules?
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/mRKlm6

Bruce Bartlett | NYT | 6 September 2011

Rewarding essay standing back from the fray to examine nature of party
  politics, polarisation of debate on the economy. Republican narrative now
  dominant. Writer, who worked under Reagan and Bush 41, sees danger to
  greater good [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/should-democrats-play-republican-rules

[7]Freedom To Riot
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/rowaz8

Eric Michael Johnson | Scientific American | 6 September 2011

Riots have shaken the world this year from London to the Middle East. Is
  there a way to explain collective violence by turning to evolutionary
  anthropology? Looking at primates provides some interesting clues to
  rioters' behaviour [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/freedom-riot

[9]Neuroscience vs Philosophy
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/pJwUDU

Kerri Smith | Nature | 31 August 2011

A debate is raging between philosophers and scientists over nature of free
  will. Neuroscientists say they can prove it is an illusion. But philosophers
  aren't buying this. Here's a detailed account of the latest developments
  [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/neuroscience-vs-philosophy

[11]The Girl From Trails End
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/nOlFST

Kathy Dobie | GQ | 6 September 2011

Well-told, thoroughly disturbing story of a Texas gang rape case. And the
  reaction in the community when it became known that the 11-year-old victim
  was Hispanic and all nineteen defendants were black [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/girl-trails-end

[13]How We Find Healing Through Sports
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/pgUPII

Tommy Tomlinson | ESPN | 6 September 2011

Lovely piece, pegged to 9/11 anniversary, on the restorative power, benefits
  of spectator sport. "The games absorb us. And sometimes that's what we need.
  We need something to soak us up. We need to get carried away" [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/how-we-find-healing-through-sports

[15]Finding Inspiration In Hume
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/qLICxW

Peter Millican | TPM | 6 September 2011

Why studying Hume is still essential today: "Secure building for the future
  requires learning from the past, and the history of philosophical fashion
  demonstrates the folly of putting all one’s eggs into currently popular
  baskets" [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/finding-inspiration-hume

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Eric Olsen on How to Write
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/eric-olsen-on-how-write

From their egos and anxieties to the way they work, writers have more in
  common than we might think. The journalist and editor takes us inside the
  writing process and reveals who gives the best advice for aspiring authors
  [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/eric-olsen-on-how-write

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

@[21]henrylf Great   infographic   comparing  work  hours  around  the
  world [22]t.co/eAwcGUq [23]#browsings [24]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/henrylf
      22. http://flavorwire.com/206450/awesome-infographic-who-works-the-most-around-the-world
      23. https://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/english-revolution-1688-1689-by-gm-trevelyan

[26]The English Revolution 1688-1689 by GM Trevelyan
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/english-revolution-1688-1689-by-gm-trevelyan

[27]Steven Pincus says: “The significance for him of England’s Revolution
  was  its  moderation and that moderate change had extremely beneficial
  long-term outcomes”
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/steven-pincus-on-english-revolution-1688

[28]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[29]I'm A VC
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/videos/im-vc

"It takes more than PowerPoint slides to impress me. I'm a VC, who are you?"
  [30]More videos
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[31]Anne Applebaum, on the post-9/11 decade
    Links:
      31. http://www.slate.com/id/2302754

"Could it be that the planes that hit New York and Washington did less
    damage to the nation than the cascade of bad decisions that followed?"

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

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