Newsletter 588


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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 Conversion
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/A9XXmK

William Saletan | Slate | 22 February 2012

"To understand Mitt Romney, you have to understand the most difficult
  passage of his political life: How he changed his position on abortion.
  Not the story he tells about it, but the real story." A painstaking,
  fascinating piece [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/conversion

[7]Research, No Motion
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/zutOou

Jesse Hicks | Verge | 21 February 2012

Outstanding analysis of Research In Motion: Its history, management,
  failure to capitalise on early BlackBerry success, and future
  potential. Are we watching the end of a once iconic brand? Or the start
  of a turnaround? [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/research-no-motion

[9]Scott Ritter's Other War
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/wpGUvJ

Matt Bai | NYT | 22 February 2012

Bai meets UN weapons inspector who argued against US invasion of Iraq.
  And was later convicted of sex offences. "Everybody who lied about the
  war got rewarded. Because they played the game. Tell the truth, you
  don't get rewarded" [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/scott-ritters-other-war

[11]Evil Overlords Or Lucky Devils
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/wMX8px

Anonymous | TimeOut Hong Kong | 20 February 2012

Hong Kong is a bastion of free-market capitalism, right? Wrong. These
  days it's more of an oligarchy. Four family-owned conglomerates
  dominate the economy. They've captured the regulators, they've got
  government in their pocket [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/evil-overlords-or-lucky-devils

[13]Race Finished
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/xeItYT

Jan Sapp | American Scientist | 19 February 2012

Caucasian, African, Mongoloid – we've all heard the terms. But is race
  a fundamental biological concept? Or is the whole notion of human races
  a myth? Important questions, clearly answered by way of a double book
  review [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/race-finished

[15]Never Surrender: The Lonely War Of Hiroo Onoda
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/yPqPcz

Giles Milton | Surviving History | 21 February 2012

In 1944, elite Japanese soldier Hiroo Onoda was sent to the Filipino
  island of Lubang on a mission to carry out sabotage attacks. He was
  ordered never to surrender. And he didn't. Not until 29 years after the
  war ended [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/never-surrender-lonely-war-hiroo-onoda

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Gabriel Piterberg on Zionism and Anti-Zionism
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/gabriel-piterberg-on-zionism-and-anti-zionism

An Israeli historian, who rejects Zionism, tells us about works of
  scholarship that have challenged the Zionist Israeli narrative of
  modern history [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/gabriel-piterberg-on-zionism-and-anti-zionism

Featured Special Report

[19]David Foster Wallace
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/reports/david-foster-wallace

In memory of one of America's finest modern fiction writers [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/david-foster-wallace

Reader Recommendations

@[21]rszbt Would it have made a difference? MT
  @[22]polit2k @[23]delong: The Memo Larry Summers Didn’t Want Obama to
  See [24]t.co/ngWZPtDE #[25]gfc2 [26]#browsings [27]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/rszbt
      22. http://twitter.com/polit2k
      23. http://twitter.com/delong
      24. http://www.tnr.com/print/article/politics/100961/memo-Larry-Summers-Obama
      25. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#gfc2
      26. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      27. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[28]Book of the Day
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/tinker-tailor-soldier-spy-by-john-le-carré

[29]Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carré
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/tinker-tailor-soldier-spy-by-john-le-carré

[30]Sam Bourne says: “This is an example of the meticulously supreme
  thriller. It is an amazingly satisfying read and just a perfectly
  constructed book” [31]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/sam-bourne-on-classic-thrillers
      31. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[32]The Eurozone, The Ant And The Grasshopper
    Links:
      32. http://thebrowser.com/videos/eurozone-ant-and-grasshopper

Former adviser to Greek PM says eurozone is disintegrating, but here's
  how to resolve the crisis...
  [33]More videos
    Links:
      33. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[34]Andrew Nathan, on diplomacy
    Links:
      34. http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/67926/andrew-j-nathan/what-china-wants?cid=soc-twitter-in-review_essays-what_china_wants-021812

"American diplomacy is transactional; Chinese diplomacy,
    psychological"

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

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