Newsletter 553


Hic sunt camelopardus: this historical edition of The Browser is presented for archaeological purposes; links and formatting may be broken.

[1]All of our Best of the Moment article recommendations, plus FiveBooks
  interviews and other selected content from thebrower.com
    Links:
      1. http://thebrowser.com

[5]Counter-Terrorism Is Getting Complicated
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/waX02i

Tom Junod | Esquire | 18 January 2012

Bizarre tale of the "Waffle House terrorists". "There is no way for us, as
  militiamen, to save this country, to save Georgia, without doing something
  that's highly illegal. Murder." Said Fred, 73, to his "geriatric jihadists"
  [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/counter-terrorism-getting-complicated

[7]George Lucas Is Ready To Roll The Credits
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/xRMsQH

Bryan Curtis | NYT | 17 January 2012

Maker of "Star Wars" releases his final blockbuster. Called "Red Tails",
  it's about a black air combat unit that fought in WW2 for an America that
  discriminated against them. No studio would touch it so Lucas paid for it
  himself [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/george-lucas-ready-roll-credits

[9]National Subjects
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/xsRMl1

Aleksandar Hemon | Guernica | 16 January 2012

Bosnia is a society shattered by war, its broken parts redivided and
  bargained over by Bosniak, Croat and Serb alike. Segregation and teaching of
  ethnic identity begins early, as this superb essay describes [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/national-subjects

[11]'Lawdy, Lawdy, He's Great'
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/AgrXqR

Mark Kram | Sports Illustrated | 17 January 2012

In honour of Muhammad Ali's 70th birthday, SI republishes this memorable
  piece from 1975, written after the Thrilla in Manila. "Man, I hit him with
  punches that'd bring down the walls of a city," said a defeated Joe Frazier
  [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/lawdy-lawdy-hes-great

[13]Not Fade Away
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/wT98dO

Robert Kagan | New Republic | 11 January 2012

"Is the United States in decline, as so many seem to believe these days? Or
  are Americans in danger of committing pre-emptive superpower suicide out of
  a misplaced fear of their own declining power?" The second, says Kagan
  [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/not-fade-away

[15]How To Build A Dog
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/wmFvsI

Evan Ratliff | National Geographic | 17 January 2012

Easier than you might think. Researchers take DNA from 900 dogs, 80 breeds.
  All differences in appearance—size, fur, etc—controlled by 50 genetic
  switches. "The diversity in domestic dogs derives from a small genetic tool
  kit" [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/how-build-dog

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Charles Foster on Living Prudently
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/charles-foster-on-living-prudently

Our culture tells us to follow our hearts, but self-deception can wreck
  lives. The therapist advocates a new model of prudence when it comes to
  major life choices, and recommends reading that illustrates his advice
  [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/charles-foster-on-living-prudently

Featured Special Report

[19]Ali and Frazier
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/reports/ali-and-frazier

Three fights against each other, two of the greatest heavyweight boxers of
  all time, one hell of a story [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/ali-and-frazier

Reader Recommendations

@[21]polit2k The Nazi Leader Who, in 1937, Became the Oskar Schindler of
  China - The Atlantic [22]t.co/N0o3KR04 [23]#browsings [24]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/polit2k
      22. http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/01/the-nazi-leader-who-in-1937-became-the-oskar-schindler-of-china/251525/#.TxbfVCwxU84.twitter
      23. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      24. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[25]Book of the Day
    Links:
      25. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/green-felt-jungle-by-ed-reid-and-ovid-demaris

[26]The Green Felt Jungle by Ed Reid and Ovid Demaris
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/green-felt-jungle-by-ed-reid-and-ovid-demaris

[27]Matthew O'Brien says: “This documents the corruption in the 1950s and
  the  connection  between  the  Mob  and  many hotel-casinos. It’s good
  old-fashioned investigative journalism” [28]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/matthew-o’brien-on-las-vegas
      28. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[29]SOPA Breaks The Internet
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/videos/sopa-breaks-internet

Introduction to SOPA (Stop Online Privacy Act) - what it is, why it matters.
  And why we should all be against it
  [30]More videos
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[31]Philip Kitcher, on ethical progress
    Links:
      31. http://www.tnr.com/article/books/magazine/99529/on-what-matters-derek-parfit?passthru=MDY1ZjQyMzI1Nzk1ZjBlN2M1ZTM4NDdiNWFmM2Q2ZTQ

"Better to think of it as consisting in the solution of problems—as
    progress _from_, not progress _to_"

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

|  [33]Homepage  |  [34]Mobile  Apps  |  [35]RSS Feeds | [36]Twitter |
  [37]Facebook | [38]Privacy Policy | [39]Contact Us |
  Having trouble reading this email? [40]View it in your browser.
  You are receiving this email because you signed up for the Best of the
  Moment newsletter on [41]thebrowser.com. [42]Click here to unsubscribe
    Links:
      33. http://thebrowser.com
      34. http://thebrowser.com/app
      35. http://thebrowser.com/feeds
      36. http://twitter.com/thebrowser
      37. http://www.facebook.com/Thebrowser
      38. http://thebrowser.com/privacy-policy
      39. http://thebrowser.com/contact
      40. *|ARCHIVE|*
      41. http://thebrowser.com/newsletters
      42. *|UNSUB|*

Join 75,000+ curious readers who grow with us every day

No spam. No nonsense. Unsubscribe anytime.

Great! Check your inbox and click the link to confirm your subscription
Please enter a valid email address!
You've successfully subscribed to The Browser
Welcome back! You've successfully signed in
Visitors from India: if you've had trouble renewing or signing up, please email support@thebrowser.com and we'll give you a free subscription
Could not sign in! Login link expired. Click here to retry
Cookies must be enabled in your browser to sign in
search