Newsletter 455


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]What Options Are Left For The Single Currency?
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/nDtfC7

Various | Spiegel | 7 October 2011

"There is no precedent for this crisis, nor is there a recipe that could be
  applied to resolve it. Europe's politicians have maneuvered themselves and
  their people into an unparalleled situation." Final part of excellent Euro
  report [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/ticking-euro-bomb

[7]The Generals’ Slow And Unsteady March To Democracy
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/oUdX3q

Anonymous | Economist | 8 October 2011

"Since the revolution Egypt’s new rulers have steadily lost goodwill. With
  the economy stalled and the political horizon still blurred, many Egyptians
  now suspect the army of dragging its boots." Will they speed up pace of
  change? [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/generals’-slow-and-unsteady-march-democracy

[9]Amanda Knox: What's In A Face?
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/nnZSRn

Ian Leslie | Guardian | 8 October 2011

"We all have an inherent bias towards assuming that we can discern a
  person's inner mental state simply by observing them." And for Amanda Knox,
  this proved disastrous. Excellent piece looks at dangers of judging by
  appearances [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/amanda-knox-whats-face

[11]Talking Tech With Peter Thiel
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/rraLJX

Declan McCullagh | CNET | 3 October 2011

Shrewd and informative throughout. On tech, of course, especially green
  tech, but also on American economic policy. "There is an incredible faith in
  capitalism—that you can put any burdens on business, and people will just
  work" [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/talking-tech-peter-thiel

[13]The Wizard And The Mortal
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/rhbUen

Randall Stross | NYT | 8 October 2011

Intruiging comparison of Thomas Edison and Steve Jobs. Their deaths both
  caused extraordinary outpourings of public grief. But for Jobs, we felt a
  human connection. Not so for Edison, who always seemed larger than life - a
  wizard [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/wizard-and-mortal

[15]Crime Lords Of Tokyo
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/qwwlLW

NGT | National Geographic | 7 October 2011

Great pictures of Yakuza members, associates, and—especially—their tattoos.
  With some nice snippets of text, including a gang boss's apologia for his
  work: "There are affairs in this society that no one can handle. No one but
  us" [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/crime-lords-tokyo

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Steven Pinker on the Decline of Violence
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/steven-pinker-on-decline-violence

Our TV screens may be full of news about war and crime, but this masks a
  fall in historical terms in the number of violent deaths that’s nothing
  short of astonishing, says the psychologist. He tells us how and why this
  happened [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/steven-pinker-on-decline-violence

Featured Topic

[19]Steve Jobs's Legacy
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/reports/steve-jobss-legacy

The great man has gone. Here's what we should remember him for and what his
  absence will mean for Apple [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/steve-jobss-legacy

Reader Recommendations

@[21]polit2k: This is Why They Hate You and Want You to Die
   [22]t.co/Y8qWxFO5 #[23]browsings @[24]evaeuropa
  [25]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/polit2k
      22. http://t.co/Y8qWxFO5
      23. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#browsings
      24. http://twitter.com/evaeuropa
      25. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[26]Book of the Day
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/reading-chekhov-by-janet-malcolm

[27]Reading Chekhov by Janet Malcolm
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/reading-chekhov-by-janet-malcolm

[28]Lyndall Gordon says: "It is a hugely fine biography and I’m a great
  admirer   of  Janet  Malcolm,  who  is  a  journalist  as  well  as  a
  biographer."[29]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/lyndall-gordon-on-biographies
      29. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[30]Building A 21st Century Economy
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/videos/building-21st-century-economy

Umair Haque, author of The New Capitalist Manifesto, on the great shift from
  Opulence to Eudaimonia
  [31]More videos
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[32]Caleb Crain, on writing
    Links:
      32. http://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2011/10/06/on-not-letting-go

"Writing tries to fix the past—to hold it in place and sometimes in
    imagination to improve it"

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

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