Newsletter 576


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[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]Silent State
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/zc52iF

Peter Van Buren | TomDispatch | 9 February 2012

Obama administration has launched an "unprecedented assault on
  government whistleblowers". Van Buren should know; he's one of them.
  Still employed at State, though his career has been destroyed. At least
  he's not a "hall walker" [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/silent-state

[7]Why Stocks Beat Gold And Bonds
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/wxjRwN

Warren Buffett | Fortune | 9 February 2012

The Oracle of Omaha lays out some clear investment advice. "Gold has
  two significant shortcomings, being neither of much use nor
  procreative. If you own one ounce of gold for an eternity, you will
  still own one ounce at its end" [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/why-stocks-beat-gold-and-bonds

[9]Much Ado About Nothing
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/yUlXwR

SL Price | Vanity Fair | 10 February 2012

Barry Levinson's 1982 comedy Diner had no special effects or stars, was
  about nothing much. But Price makes the bold claim that no movie from
  that decade was more influential. Would Seinfeld have happened without
  it? [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/much-ado-about-nothing

[11]Unleashed
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/wtmGUm

Katherine Laidlaw | Maisonneneuve | 9 February 2012

Crocodiles are abandoned at the Toronto waterfront. Pythons go rogue.
  Zebras sell at auction for $6,000. All part of Canada's boom in exotic
  pets. "Walk down the street with a tiger on a leash, and you’re going
  to get attention" [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/unleashed

[13]Room For Everyone At The Hague
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/zI26Sw

Eric Ellis | Global Mail | 8 February 2012

Fourteen years after its inception, and almost $1bn later, the
  International Criminal Court has yet to complete a case. It's had more
  judges than defendants. And some of those judges have had no formal
  legal qualifications [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/room-everyone-hague

[15]How Your Cat Is Making You Crazy
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/zSZEEH

Kathleen McAuliffe | Atlantic | 8 February 2012

Jaroslav Flegr believes a parasite in his brain has manipulated his
  personality for the past 20 years. He says the microbe in question is
  T. gondii, which comes from cats and causes toxoplasmosis. Sounds
  bonkers, but he may be right [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/how-your-cat-making-you-crazy

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Philip Plait on the Wonders of the Universe
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/philip-plait-on-wonders-universe

The astronomer and author of the acclaimed Bad Astronomy blog gives us
  a superbly informative beginner’s guide to the galaxy, taking in the
  birthdate of the universe, solar flares and much, much more [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/philip-plait-on-wonders-universe

Featured Special Report

[19]Syria Revolts
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/reports/syria-revolts

Months of anti-government protests; a brutal response by the
  authorities. But what's really going on in Syria? It's all here
  [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/syria-revolts

Reader Recommendations

@polit2k Europe’s Tobin Tax Distraction - Barry Eichengreen - Project
  Syndicate [21]t.co/yL5IBayc via @ProSyn #oped #gfc2 @rszbt
  [22]#browsings [23]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://t.co/yL5IBayc
      22. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      23. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[24]Book of the Day
    Links:
      24. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/testament-youth-by-vera-brittain

[25]Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain
    Links:
      25. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/testament-youth-by-vera-brittain

[26]Wade Davis says: “This is simply one of the finest, most
  heart-rending and most moving memoirs – not just of the Great War, but
  of any conflict” [27]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/wade-davis-on-legacies-world-war-one
      27. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[28]A Day Made Of Glass 2
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/videos/day-made-glass-2

The future of touch screens, as imagined by glass manufacturer Corning.
  Will blow your mind
  [29]More videos
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[30]Kenan Malik, on belief
    Links:
      30. http://kenanmalik.wordpress.com/2012/02/06/who-needs-god

"No one comes to believe in God because they have been convinced by
    the arguments for God’s existence"

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

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