Newsletter 430


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]How To Really Save The Economy
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/q8Beqm

Robert Barro | NYT | 11 September 2011

Harvard professor argues for austerity not stimulus. But with a twist: "I
  propose a consumption tax, an idea that offends many conservatives, and
  elimination of the corporate income tax, a proposal that outrages many
  liberals" [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/how-really-save-economy

[7]Racially Profiled And Cuffed In Detroit
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/mRI6Ab

Shoshana Hebshi | Stories From The Heartland | 12 September 2011

Disturbing epilogue to 9/11 commemorations. Half-Jewish, half-Arab woman
  from Ohio tells how she was hauled off a plane and taken away by Homeland
  Security after an anonymous complaint by another passenger [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/racially-profiled-and-cuffed-detroit

[9]How Fast Can China Go?
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/p7iYrY

Simon Winchester | Vanity Fair | 13 September 2011

Wonderful, evocative account of maiden journey on China's new needle-nosed
  CRH380A supertrain. Reveals why "to Westerners, who have to endure
  regulatory tedium and budget delays, what is happening in China simply
  beggars belief" [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/how-fast-can-china-go

[11]Why They Get Pakistan Wrong
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/q2oC1o

Mohsin Hamid | NYRB | 12 September 2011

Commentary on the "hard country", focusing on its fraught relationship with
  the US and kinship systems that shape its politics. US aid is considerable
  but conflict that's come with it has had vast human costs for Pakistanis
  [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/why-they-get-pakistan-wrong

[13]The Eunuch Admiral
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/oYeJVn

Frank Viviano | California | 9 September 2011

A Ming cup leads to a new appreciation of Zheng He, greatest seafarer in
  China's history. Inauspicious start: Orphaned and castrated by cavalrymen
  aged 10. But rose to become architect of awesome Ming navy and epic
  adventurer [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/eunuch-admiral

[15]Mr Rodgers's Neighborhood
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/qFrfON

Nile Rodgers | NYT Magazine | 7 September 2011

Tales of an unconventional childhood in this excerpt from musician's
  forthcoming memoir. "Heroin often turns addicts into gifted salesmen. Once,
  Thelonious Monk came over to buy my mom’s fur coat for his girlfriend"
  [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/mr-rodgerss-neighborhood

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Tom Holland on Ancient Rome
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/tom-holland-on-ancient-rome

How  accurate is what we think we know about the Romans? The author of
  _Rubicon_ tells us about the exercise of power, the staging of ceremony and
  the influence of religion in ancient Rome [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/tom-holland-on-ancient-rome

Featured Topic

[19]Republican Contenders
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/topics/republican-contenders

Romney, Bachmann or Perry? AN Other? Read our selection of background and
  analysis articles on the Republicans hoping to be their party's choice to
  challenge President Obama [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/topics/republican-contenders

Reader Recommendations

@[21]tzaf: "Greece, the Troika and the
  missing EUR 1.7 billion" - Philip Atticus
  knows his stuff [22]t.co/FW3Y6rt #[23]browsings  [24]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/tzaf
      22. http://t.co/FW3Y6rt
      23. http://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/bleak-house-by-charles-dickens

[26]Bleak House by Charles Dickens
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/bleak-house-by-charles-dickens

[27]Peter Ackroyd says: “ Bleak House is the work which most powerfully
  suggests  the  darkness  of  London.  It  conveys a haunted city, half
  pantomime-half graveyard” [28]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/peter-ackroyd-on-london
      28. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[29]The Pitch: Banning All Religion
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/videos/pitch-banning-all-religion

Advertising agencies compete to sell the unsellable: "Let's make religion
  history" [30]More videos
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[31]Joe Moran, on work environments
    Links:
      31. http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/sep/11/quiet-trains-thought-silence-phone

"It is amazing how much noise you can get used to, and then how much
    silence you can become accustomed to demanding"

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

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