Newsletter 589


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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]Form And Fortune
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/y4SxAK

Evgeny Morozov | New Republic | 22 February 2012

Best review yet of Isaacson's "Jobs". Maybe even better than the book.
  Full of good stuff on Apple's design and marketing, its debt to the
  Bauhaus. Makes the case that, for once, "corporate philosophy" is not
  too strong a term [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/form-and-fortune

[7]Cheating Death
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/y3VKkd

Alex Byrne | Boston Review | 21 February 2012

Can you survive death? For the time being it's a question of
  technology. But if the tech ever gets solved, it will become a question
  of philosophy. If you can store or replicate your mind or your body,
  will it still be you? [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/cheating-death

[9]Too Big To Jail
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/whOsoX

Simon Johnson | Project Syndicate | 22 February 2012

"The message to bank executives today is simple: Build your bank to be
  as big as possible – and then keep growing. If you manage to become big
  enough, you and your employees are not just too big to fail, but also
  too big to jail" [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/too-big-jail

[11]The Great American Novel
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/y3a5D9

Roger Kimball | Weekly Standard | 22 February 2012

There are plenty of good novels being published in America. Probably as
  many as ever in the past. But no great novels, and there probably never
  will again. Because the novel no longer occupies a central place in
  American culture [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/great-american-novel

[13]Poker Lessons From Richelieu
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/zQb5X6

David Bell | Foreign Affairs | 22 February 2012

Cardinal Richelieu is lauded as father of the modern European state.
  Incorrectly. Instead he was "one the of greatest examples in history of
  the politician as high-stakes gambler, notable less for what he did
  than for how he did it" [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/poker-lessons-richelieu

[15]The Scale Of The Universe
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/zEDGyx

Cary Huang | HTwins | 9 February 2012

Excellent interactive feature sets size of our universe and us in
  perspective. Zoom out from the minute neutrino, right up to the massive
  Virgo Supercluster. Click on any objects you don't recognise to learn
  more about them [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/scale-universe

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Bruce Schneier on Trust
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/bruce-schneier-on-trust

Modern society depends on trust more than we realise, and the basis for
  that trust is security. The trick, says the security guru, is
  preserving the forces that allow us to trust one another, while also
  knowing who not to trust [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/bruce-schneier-on-trust

Featured Special Report

[19]The New Islamists
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/reports/new-islamists

The Arab Spring has created opportunities for the region's Islamist
  movements. How will they behave once in, or near, power? [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/new-islamists

Reader Recommendations

@[21]zuberino Passionate denunciation of fracking technology, by
  environmentalist Bill McKibben [22]t.co/24Aq6rLz #[23]browsings
  #[24]mustread #[25]environment
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/zuberino
      22. http://t.co/24Aq6rLz
      23. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#browsings
      24. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#mustread
      25. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#environment

[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/question-palestine-by-edward-w-said

[28]The Question of Palestine by Edward W Said
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/question-palestine-by-edward-w-said

[29]Gabriel Piterberg says: “This looks at the way Palestine was viewed
  in Europe and how it came to be regarded as belonging to the Jews who
  had a right to return there” [30]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/gabriel-piterberg-on-zionism-and-anti-zionism
      30. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[31]Love Is Making Its Way
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/videos/love-making-its-way

Josh Ritter music video. 12,000 paper cut-outs. No effects added in
  post [32]More videos
    Links:
      32. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[33]Henry Ford, on innovation
    Links:
      33. http://www.farnamstreetblog.com/2012/02/the-balance-wheel-of-civilization

"Most of the present acute troubles of the world arise out of taking
    on new ideas without first carefully investigating to discover if
    they are good ideas"

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

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