Newsletter 452


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

[5]Mitt, We Hardly Knew Ye!
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/ohEpT8

Christopher Benfey | NYRB | 3 October 2011

Nicely crafted piece giving view from Massachusetts on former governor and
  would-be president. Mostly away, with his eyes on a bigger prize. No
  political principles he wouldn't be prepared to sacrifice. In a word,
  Nixonian [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/mitt-we-hardly-knew-ye

[7]So Who Is The Real Amanda Knox?
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/r4cOPU

Cristina Odone | Telegraph | 4 October 2011

Thoughtful piece reveals gulf between US and Italian values. The "case has
  shaken Italy’s justice system more than any earthquake could, yet many
  Italians resent the exposure of its weaknesses by seemingly pushy, wealthy
  Americans" [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/so-who-real-amanda-knox

[9]Empire Of Scareware
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/puKx2g

Benjamin Wallace | Wired | 27 September 2011

How two smart but sleazy guys built a $180m-a-year business by marketing
  bogus antivirus software. Their masterstroke: Pop-up ads masquerading as
  Windows alerts—“You have 284 severe system threats”—that panicked users into
  buying [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/empire-scareware

[11]Terrifying Last Days of Assad’s Syria
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/pWf9Xe

Theo Padnos | New Republic | 4 October 2011

Rambling but always interesting essay on dark power of the Assad dynasty.
  Bashar has missed the moment to compromise, and will have to go. But it's
  been hard for the protests to get traction in a country where so much is
  secret [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/terrifying-last-days-assad’s-syria

[13]Bugger Off
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/qdA895

Evgeny Morozov | Boston Review | 4 October 2011

Not our choice of headline. And probably not Evgeny's either. But still, an
  interesting review-essay about why the government can't wiretap online
  communications the way it can wiretap phones. The traffic just goes
  somewhere else [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/bugger

[15]The Ghostwriter
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/pnhxNB

Andrew Romano | GQ | 3 October 2011

When Hank Williams, inventor of modern country music, died he left only
  about 100 songs. But then four notebooks of unrecorded lyrics came to light.
  What happened to them, and what do they tell us about Williams, and
  songwriting? [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/ghostwriter

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Lyndall Gordon on Biographies
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/lyndall-gordon-on-biographies

The inner life is a mystery but the best biographies expose the hidden
  kernel of a person, says the biographer. She picks five books that push the
  boundaries of the genre, and compares documentary and imaginative truth
  [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/lyndall-gordon-on-biographies

Featured Topic

[19]Natural History
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/reports/natural-history

Everything you need to know about natural history. Experts from London's
  Natural History Museum discuss their top five books on everything - from
  bats to plants, dinosaurs to meteorites and more [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/natural-history

Reader Recommendations

_@_[21]damienjoyce Interview with T Bone Burnett on the great storytellers
  of #[22]music in the Telegraph [23]t.co/PGXC1fo4via @[24]TelegraphBooks
  [25]#browsings [26]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/damienjoyce
      22. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#music
      23. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/worldfolkandjazz/8804389/T-Bone-Burnett-The-musical-maestro.html
      24. http://twitter.com/TelegraphBooks
      25. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      26. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[27]Book of the Day
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/american-original-by-joan-biskupic

[28]American Original by Joan Biskupic
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/american-original-by-joan-biskupic

[29]Dahlia Lithwick says: “If you are going to read a biography of a sitting
  justice, you can't go wrong with Scalia because he's a flamboyant literary
  character” [30]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/dahlia-lithwick-on-us-supreme-court-justices
      30. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[31]State Of The Global Economy
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/videos/state-global-economy

Stiglitz  on top form talking about job creation, demand, stimulus and
  industrial policy
  [32]More videos
    Links:
      32. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[33]Kathryn Williams, on punctuation
    Links:
      33. http://twitter.com/#!/iamnotkathryn/status/106366166997549056

"An apostrophe is the difference between a business that knows its shit
    and a business that knows it's shit"

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

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