Newsletter 591


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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 Decline And Fall Of Parental Authority
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/wjC12K

Ron Taffel | AlterNet | 22 February 2012

"I’m seeing mothers and fathers challenge the entire social,
  educational, professional, and economic context of childrearing—a
  system, they increasingly believe, that’s made effective parenting
  almost unachievable" [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/decline-and-fall-parental-authority

[7]Teller Reveals His Secrets
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/AsHdR4

Teller | Smithsonian | 22 February 2012

"Neuroscientists are novices at deception. Magicians have done
  controlled testing in human perception for thousands of years." So says
  Teller, silent half of Penn and Teller. And this is what he's learned
  about manipulating the mind [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/teller-reveals-his-secrets

[9]A Case For Workfare
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/y8e8RC

Chris Dillow | Stumbling And Mumbling | 20 February 2012

As the crisis rumbles into its fourth year, the real costs are
  ever-more apparent. Unemployment is the biggest scourge, and I have a
  lot of sympathy with this suggestion for a modern version of the Works
  Progress Administration [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/case-workfare

[11]That Time We Beat The Americans
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/wnIbtt

Stephen Marche | Walrus | 20 February 2012

Why does Canada exist at all? You have to be a Canadian to ask that
  question politely. Here it is, asked and answered. A citizen's guide to
  the War of 1812, when the United States tried to take the rest of the
  continent and lost [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/time-we-beat-americans

[13]Bioconservatives Vs Bioprogressives
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/A1eia9

Ronald Bailey | Reason | 17 February 2012

Fine essay-review of new book on the politics of bioethics:
  "Neoconservative worries that alienation and commodification are caused
  by technology stem from a worldview that mixes Marxism with the
  philosophy of Martin Heidegger" [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/bioconservatives-vs-bioprogressives

[15]Obituary: Anwar Kamal
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/yiqzZc

Anonymous | Economist | 24 February 2012

Pakistani politician, tribal chieftain, country gentleman. "Epitome of
  the swashbuckling Frontier rogue." Kept a rocket-propelled
  grenade-launcher by the door and a murderer as bodyguard. Led
  occasional small wars, reprisals [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/obituary-anwar-kamal

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Edith Grossman on Translation
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/edith-grossman-on-translation

The award-winning literary translator discusses books on and of
  translation that inspired her, and considers the trade-off between
  fidelity and meaning that every translator faces [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/edith-grossman-on-translation

Featured Special Report

[19]Democracy
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/reports/democracy

Are Western states true democracies? Has democracy become a casualty of
  the financial crisis? Can you have too much democracy? Read on to find
  out [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/democracy

Reader Recommendations

@[21]polit2k Arizona Debate: Conservative Chickens Come Home to Roost |
  Matt Taibbi | Rolling Stone[22]t.co/uDrxO6cG via
  @[23]rollingstone #[24]browsings
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/polit2k
      22. http://t.co/uDrxO6cG
      23. http://twitter.com/rollingstone
      24. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#browsings

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

Book of the Day

[26]Book of the Day
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/world-s-j-perelman-by-s-j-perelman

[27]The World of S J Perelman by S J Perelman
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/world-s-j-perelman-by-s-j-perelman

[28]Woody Allen says: “The funniest human being in my lifetime, in any
  medium — whether it is stand-up, television, theatre, prose or movies —
  is S J Perelman” [29]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/woody-allen-on-memory
      29. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[30]Hillbrow: Between Heaven and Hell
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/videos/hillbrow-between-heaven-and-hell

A personal journey to the heart of one of South Africa's most dangerous
  neighbourhoods
  [31]More videos
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[32]Robert Reich, on Super PACs
    Links:
      32. http://robertreich.org/post/18021562021

"Never before in the history of our Republic have so few spent so
    much to influence the votes of so many"

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

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