Newsletter 425


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

[5]The Arab Counterrevolution
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/oQsK0n

Hussein Agha & Robert Malley | NYRB | 7 September 2011

Outstanding analysis of Arab uprisings, looking ahead to what may follow.
  "Revolutions devour their children. The spoils go to the resolute, the
  patient, who know what they are pursuing and how to achieve it" [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/arab-counterrevolution

[7]Are Jobs Obsolete?
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/qjXV0P

Douglas Rushkoff | CNN | 7 September 2011

Jobs are a relatively recent invention. And to judge from the rate at which
  they're disappearing now, they may not be with us much longer. Why do we
  crave employment? How can we organise economy, society, around something
  else? [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/are-jobs-obsolete

[9]What Is Naturalism?
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/oRCKfr

Timothy Williamson | NYT | 4 September 2011

Fine article on limits of naturalism. Believing in scientific method as only
  viable way to describe world raises questions. What, for instance, to do
  with mathematics, a field that does not use hypothetico-deductive reasoning?
  [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/what-naturalism

[11]Noel Gallagher After Oasis
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/oie8fJ

Chuck Klosterman | Grantland | 6 September 2011

Bland headline, possibly unattractive subject, ripsnorter of an interview.
  If you can tolerate liberal use of the f-word. About as far from the usual
  corporate, new-album-promoting puff as you're likely to find [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/noel-gallagher-after-oasis

[13]How An Omniscient Internet 'Sextortionist' Ruined The Lives Of Teen Girls
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/qOpSGH

Nate Anderson | Ars Technica | 7 September 2011

Bizarre story of sextortionist Luis "Guicho" Mijangos. What's "sextortion"?
  Mijangos obtained nude images of people, many after hacking into their
  webcams. Demanded they send him sex videos as price for not publishing the
  pictures [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/how-omniscient-internet-sextortionist-ruined-lives-teen-girls

[15]The King And I
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/nGBZJ8

Ray Connolly | Intelligent Life | 7 September 2011

Writer remembers interviewing Presley. "We’d never heard of anyone called
  Elvis before. His detractors, which is to say just about everyone out of
  their teens, declared immediately that he was a flash in the pan who
  couldn’t sing" [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/king-and-i

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Peter Beinart on Post-9/11 America
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/peter-beinart-on-post-911-america

The neoconservative view that the US has a special mission in the world was
  supercharged by 9/11. There was also a sense that 9/11 could make America
  better. Sadly it didn’t work out that way, says Peter Beinart [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/peter-beinart-on-post-911-america

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

_@simon_frantz_ Chic's Nile Rodgers upbringing was like most others: junkie
  parents,  meeting  Monk  &  hookers.  [21]t.co/xxZXhlP  (via _@lestery_)
  [22]#browsings [23]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://t.co/xxZXhlP
      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/writing-memoir-craft-by-stephen-king

[25]On Writing by Stephen King
    Links:
      25. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/writing-memoir-craft-by-stephen-king

[26]Eric Olsen says: “What I love is that King really takes you into his own
  [writing] process, and then leaves you these little titbits of “how to”
  stuff” [27]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/eric-olsen-on-how-write
      27. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[28]Hot Or Not?
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/videos/hot-or-not

Dan Ariely brings a behavioural economist's mind to the workings of the
  dating game
  [29]More videos
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[30]NS Rubashov, on deviation
    Links:
      30. http://jacobinmag.com/blog/?p=1520

"Each  wrong  idea  we  follow  is a crime committed against future
    generations. Therefore we have to punish wrong ideas as we punish other
    crimes"

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

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