Newsletter 584


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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]The Forgetting Pill Erases Painful Memories Forever
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/yiD4f4

Jonah Lehrer | Wired | 17 February 2012

To create memories the brain relies on just a handful of chemicals.
  Researchers believe an equally small set of compounds will turn out to
  be a memory eraser. "In the very near future, the act of remembering
  will become a choice" [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/forgetting-pill-erases-painful-memories-forever

[7]The Future Of History
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/wcAXjS

Francis Fukuyama | Foreign Affairs | 19 December 2011

Subtle analysis of how the future of liberal democracy depends on the
  middle classes finding a new narrative (Free access for Browser
  readers) [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/future-history

[9]The Mysterious Mr Zedzed: The Wickedest Man In The World
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/ydG82R

Mike Dash | Smithsonian | 16 February 2012

"Few men have acquired so scandalous a reputation as did Basil
  Zaharoff, alias Count Zacharoff." Here's how he went from brothel tout,
  bigamist and arsonist to university benefactor, intimate of royalty,
  international arms dealer [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/mysterious-mr-zedzed-wickedest-man-world

[11]The Euromess: A Letter From Madrid
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/vZt7II

Ana Palacio | American Interest | 8 February 2012

Vigorous essay by the former Spanish Foreign Minister, urging action on
  our "continent of Sartres and Hamlets” [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/euromess-letter-madrid

[13]In The Footsteps Of The Apostles
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/wdBasB

Andrew Todhunter | National Geographic | 15 February 2012

"To study the lives of the Apostles is a bit like what we've been doing
  with the Hubble telescope—getting as close as we can to seeing these
  earliest galaxies. This was the big bang moment for Christianity"
  [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/footsteps-apostles

[15]Martin Amis’ Guide To Classic Video Games
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/AqPAck

Mark O'Connell | Millions | 16 February 2012

Who knew? British novelist published video-game book, "Invasion of the
  Space Invaders", in 1982. And has kept it out of print ever since.
  "Many have heard rumours of its shameful presence, but few have seen it
  with their own eyes" [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/martin-amis’-guide-classic-video-games

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Christina Romer on Learning from the Great Depression
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/christina-romer-on-learning-great-depression

The former chair of President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers says
  we’ve learned that terrible downturns can still occur, but also that
  the right policy response can make a huge difference to the outcome
  [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/christina-romer-on-learning-great-depression

Featured Special Report

[19]Parenting
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/reports/parenting

What's the best way to bring up children? Indeed, is there a right way
  at all? [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/parenting

Reader Recommendations

@[21]polit2k MT @[22]boomerangomics: Iceland's Viking Victory –
  Telegraph [23]t.co/OcrXJV7h by By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
  #[24]browsings @[25]npanayotopoulos
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/polit2k
      22. http://twitter.com/boomerangomics
      23. http://t.co/OcrXJV7h
      24. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#browsings
      25. http://twitter.com/npanayotopoulos

[26]More like this
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[27]Book of the Day
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/eye-needle-by-ken-follett

[28]Eye of the Needle by Ken Follett
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/eye-needle-by-ken-follett

T[29]ess Gerritsen says: “Follett manages to keep up the adrenaline all
  the way through the story because the villain is so brilliant and
  tenacious” [30]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/tess-gerritsen-on-favourite-thrillers
      30. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[31]Inception Park
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/videos/inception-park

Buenos Aires. One day, all public transport will be like this [32]More
  videos
    Links:
      32. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[33]Karl Smith, on putting things off
    Links:
      33. http://modeledbehavior.com/2012/02/13/notes-on-life-notes-on-greece

"Kicking the can down the road is of its nature preferable, because
    bad things now are worse than bad things later"

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

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