Newsletter 475 (The Browser as two words)


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]The End of the American Era
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/vfAjUx

Stephen Walt | National Interest | 25 October 2011

"The era when the United States could create and lead a political, economic
  and security order in virtually every part of the world is coming to an end.
  Which raises the obvious question: What should we do about it?" Excellent
  essay [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/end-american-era

[7]Watch This Man
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/vWpE4Z

Pankaj Mishra | LRB | 26 October 2011

On Niall Ferguson, popular neo-imperialist historian. Books full of "bluster
  about the white man’s burden", provocative counterfactuals, voluminous
  footnotes. No attempt to understand Asian history. Cartoonish view of modern
  China [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/watch-man

[9]Jobs The Jerk
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/tAqomW

Farhad Manjoo | Slate | 25 October 2011

Review of new biography of former Apple supremo. Some great yarns and a
  corrective to recent hagiography, although book isn't as hostile as this
  headline suggests. For Manjoo, the enterprise does have one key failing
  though [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/jobs-jerk

[11]Wouldn’t It Be Cool If Shakespeare Wasn’t Shakespeare?
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/tgnAka

Stephen Marche | NYT | 21 October 2011

A smart and funny rebuttal to the film, Anonymous. And much more as the
  author neatly uses his anti-Oxfordian argument to tackle today’s conspiracy
  theorists [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/wouldn’t-it-be-cool-if-shakespeare-wasn’t-shakespeare

[13]Fishing In Gaza
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/rUAgrc

Anonymous | Notes From Behind The Blockade | 24 October 2011

"If the Israelis water cannon you, go to the front of the boat. They
  generally target the engine”. The whole blog is worth reading. Covers
  everyday life in Gaza, from the viewpoint of a foreign human-rights observer
  [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/fishing-gaza

[15]Assault On The Minibar
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/vrYc7G

Dubravka Ugresic | Paris Review | 17 October 2011

Popularised by Hilton, after an executive saw miniatures of whisky on a Thai
  Airways flight in 1974 and suggested putting them in guest rooms. "For many
  a lonely businessman, the minibar is a symbolic substitute for home"
  [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/assault-minibar

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Mark Thoma on Econometrics
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/mark-thoma-on-econometrics

It’s a discipline popular with the Nobel prize committee and mysterious to
  most of the rest of us. So we asked an econometrician to explain what he
  does, and why there’s such a battle of ideas (and models) in economics
  [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/mark-thoma-on-econometrics

Featured Topic

[19]Euro On The Brink
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/reports/euro-brink

What's going wrong with the euro? Can the problem be contained? If so, how?
  And what if it isn't? Read on to find out [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/euro-brink

Reader Recommendations

@[21]polit2k RT @[22]cate_long: FT's Martin Wolf: The big questions raised
  by anti-capitalist protests  [23]t.co/YpG9bXma #[24]gfc2  #[25]browsings
  [26]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/polit2k
      22. http://twitter.com/cate_long
      23. http://t.co/YpG9bXma
      24. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#gfc2
      25. http://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/first-human-by-ann-gibbons

[28]The First Human by Ann Gibbons
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/first-human-by-ann-gibbons

[29]Tim White says: Ann is the correspondent for Science magazine who covers
  this  field,  so  she  is  extremely knowledgeable and very much up to
  date.[30]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/tim-white-on-prehistoric-man
      30. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[31]TEDx In A Box
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/videos/tedx-box

[32]More videos
    Links:
      32. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[33]Tom Stafford, on Twitter
    Links:
      33. http://www.thepsychologist.org.uk/archive/archive_home.cfm?volumeID=23&editionID=192&ArticleID=1722

Twitter is like having a little part of you that's always down the pub

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

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