Newsletter 445


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]A History Of Violence
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/n1jpEH

Steven Pinker | Edge | 27 September 2011

Unmissable conversation with Steven Pinker in which he outlines causes and
  antecedents of the six major declines in violence through history. His
  thesis "calls for a rehabilitation of a concept of modernity and progress"
  [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/history-violence

[7]Fear And Loathing In The Eurozone
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/nR5tTC

Martin Wolf | FT | 27 September 2011

There are no good options left. Every proposed action carries big risks. But
  an ECB-led rescue looks best chance. "The alternative of financial collapses
  and sovereign debt crises that ricochet across the globe is vastly worse"
  [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/fear-and-loathing-eurozone

[9]The Hero No One Knew
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/ouiLSu

Jeff Pearlman | Sports Illustrated | 27 September 2011

Walter Payton retired in 1988 as the greatest running back in American
  football history. What happened next was by turns inspiring, chaotic and
  regrettable. And after all the laughing gas, guns and burgers, it was
  finally tragic [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/hero-no-one-knew

[11]When Kerouac Met Kesey
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/ogrI7u

Sterling Lord | American Scholar | 7 September 2011

Lovely piece by literary agent who represented both men. Iconoclastic
  thinkers who overlapped as writers. But they had very different ways of
  opting out of society. As was clear when they met. (And Kesey never saw film
  of OFOTCN) [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/when-kerouac-met-kesey

[13]My Destruction By Murdoch
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/p1fEhZ

Conrad Black | Huffington Post | 27 September 2011

Extract from memoir. When American prosecutors charged Black with fraud,
  Rupert Murdoch's newspapers joined "joyously" in the struggle to have him
  demonised, ruined, jailed. They threw dirt "like children wallowing in a
  mudbath" [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/my-destruction-murdoch

[15]How To Hatch A Dinosaur
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/nzlSwt

Thomas Hayden | Wired | 26 September 2011

"Jack Horner wants to make a dinosaur. Not from scratch – don’t be
  ridiculous. He says he’s going to do it by reverse-evolving a chicken."
  Perhaps not how most imagine hatching a T-Rex. Nonetheless this could,
  theoretically, work [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/how-hatch-dinosaur

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Austin Frakt on US Healthcare Reform
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/austin-frakt-on-us-healthcare-reform

If you were starting from scratch, no one would design a healthcare system
  like America’s. The health economist tells us how it evolved, why it’s
  preposterous and what needs to change [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/austin-frakt-on-us-healthcare-reform

Featured Topic

[19]Palestine And The UN
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/topics/palestine-and-un

The Palestinians are seeking enhanced status at the UN in a move aimed at
  advancing their statehood ambitions. How will the process play out and what
  are the implications for Palestinians, and for Israel? Read on to find out
  [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/topics/palestine-and-un

Reader Recommendations

_@_[21]zachprague Great piece on Veena Malik (w/ awesome vid of Malik vs.
  Mullah) by @[22]kristindeasy [23]t.co/Esowozji [24]#browsings [25]More like
  this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/zachprague
      22. http://twitter.com/kristindeasy
      23. http://www.rferl.org/content/pakistan_actress_who_took_on_the_mufti/24341972.html
      24. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      25. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[26]Book of the Day
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/peregrine-by-j-baker

[27]The Peregrine by J A Baker
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/peregrine-by-j-baker

[28]William Fiennes says: “The way he describes the world outside him,
  particularly birds, is so electric. It avoids all the traps of rhapsody”
  [29]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/william-fiennes-on-first-person-narratives
      29. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[30]Rick Perry Dances Around The Menorah
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/videos/rick-perry-dances-around-menorah

Politicians in discomfort make such irresistible viewing. Watch it all but
  the action starts at about 4:45
  [31]More videos
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[32]Nicholas Thompson, on geometric progression
    Links:
      32. http://twitter.com/nxthompson/status/118774829364162560

"When you're 1% there, you're almost done. Just seven doublings away"

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

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