Newsletter 466


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

[5]Circle Of Fire
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/nC31va

Andrew Solomon | New Yorker | 8 May 2006

Go back five years to this New Yorker portrait of a country in Gaddafi's
  awful grip. “He has to go. This colonel has eaten the best years of my life,
  poisoned my soul and my existence, murdered the people I loved. I hate him"
  [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/circle-fire

[7]The Architect Has No Clothes
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/r9FBJD

Michael Mehaffy & Nikos Salingaros | Guernica | 19 October 2011

Why do architects so often build monstrous things and destroy beautiful
  ones? They view the world differently. They're trained to prefer industrial
  forms and surfaces over natural ones. They see buildings, not landscapes
  [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/architect-has-no-clothes

[9]'Information Is Cheap, Meaning Is Expensive'
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/pdAlXm

George Dyson | European | 17 October 2011

Historian of science tackles big questions about ethics, us, and the advance
  of computing power. "On a fundamental level, we have to ask ourselves: Do we
  need human intelligence? And what happens if we fail to exercise it?"
  [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/information-cheap-meaning-expensive

[11]Leadership Secrets Of Bismarck
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/oHU4r4

Michael Bernhard | Foreign Affairs | 16 October 2011

On Bismarck as pioneer of "managed democracy", or "competitive
  authoritarianism". Practised now in Russia, Venezuela, China. Some
  competition allowed between social groups. But a deep state holds real power
  [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/leadership-secrets-bismarck

[13]How Friends Ruin Memory: The Social Conformity Effect
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/p8ce9k

Jonah Lehrer | Frontal Cortex | 18 October 2011

We all know stories get embellished. Now we know a bit more about how and
  why it happens. New research shows that the opinion of other people can
  alter our personal memories, even over a relatively short period of time
  [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/how-friends-ruin-memory-social-conformity-effect

[15]Who Killed Che?
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/nFxdGY

Michael Ratner & Michael Steven Smith | Guernica | 17 October 2011

New book sheds light on complex CIA plot. Presidential adviser Walt Rostow
  wrote: It marks the passing of another of the aggressive, romantic
  revolutionaries and shows the soundness of our "preventive medicine"
  assistance to Bolivia [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/who-killed-che

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Norman Stone on Turkish History
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/norman-stone-on-turkish-history

Turkey is rediscovering its Ottoman past, says the British professor living
  in  Ankara. He tells us where to find compelling insights into Turkish
  history, and says he’d rather have medical treatment in Turkey than England
  [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/norman-stone-on-turkish-history

Featured Topic

[19]Revolution In Libya
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/reports/revolution-libya

With  Libya's transitional authorities saying Colonel Gaddafi has been
  captured,  the  uprising may be almost complete. Read our selection of
  articles about the ousted Libyan leader's brutal 42-year rule and the revolt
  that's raised hopes of a better future   [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/revolution-libya

Reader Recommendations

@[21]ahmadsaffee RT  @[22]CFR_org: This #[23]CFR Backgrounder profiles
  #[24]AlQaeda in  the  Arabian Peninsula (#[25]AQAP) and the U.S policy
  response [26]t.co/QbGL8rRU  #[27]browsings #[28]Yemen [29]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/ahmadsaffee
      22. http://twitter.com/CFR_org
      23. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#CFR
      24. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#AlQaeda
      25. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#AQAP
      26. http://t.co/QbGL8rRU
      27. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#browsings
      28. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#Yemen
      29. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[30]Book of the Day
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/wuthering-heights-by-emily-brontë

[31]Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/wuthering-heights-by-emily-brontë

[32]John Sutherland says: “Brontë had this idea of a Samson figure who has
  to be mutilated. What is interesting about Heathcliff, in Wuthering Heights,
  is that he remains this superman”[33]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      32. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/john-sutherland-on-victorian-fiction
      33. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[34]"Lord Monckton"
    Links:
      34. http://thebrowser.com/videos/lord-monckton

Climate-change skeptic unmasked as a deep-cover comic alter-ego of Sasha
  Baron-Cohen [35]More videos
    Links:
      35. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[36]Edward Docx, on writing
    Links:
      36. http://www.prospectmagazine.co.uk/2011/10/among-the-russians

“Writers are people who find writing more difficult than other people"

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

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