Newsletter 593


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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 Lost Party
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/AvZhH6

John Heilemann | New York | 25 February 2012

Mitt Romney: Where did it all go wrong? Rick Santorum: Are you ready
  for what's coming? Heilemann works through different scenarios for
  Republican party in ferment. File his conclusion under "be careful what
  you wish for" [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/lost-party

[7]Enriched With Information
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/yk21VM

Laura Sanders | ScienceNews | 24 February 2012

Fascinating look at cutting-edge theory of consciousness, as proposed
  by Giulio Tononi. One that is based on mathematics, with a set of
  equations to describe how data moves through the brain. “The only true
  theory of consciousness"? [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/enriched-information

[9]The Longest Quarterly Letter Ever
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/zVl9Ct

Jeremy Grantham | GMO | 23 February 2012

Don't be put off by the title. Here is your guide to the markets today.
  Comprising 10 bullet points of investment advice; analysis of the
  deficiencies of capitalism; and review of the year gone, with
  predictions for 2012 (PDF) [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/longest-quarterly-letter-ever

[11]Beyond The Fall Of The Syrian Regime
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/yudrgz

Peter Harling & Sarah Birke | Middle East Research & Information
  Project | 24 February 2012

Excellent analysis of Syrian crisis. "There is less a conspiracy in
  Syria than a society on the move, headed along a path that the regime
  simply will not follow." May lead to civil war, but for many Syrians
  there is no going back [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/beyond-fall-syrian-regime

[13]Think Again: Cyberwar
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/zD4msE

Thomas Rid | Foreign Policy | 26 February 2012

Cyberwar is not war. The metaphor is dangerously misleading. At worst,
  cyberwarfare means disruption. Even then the effects are often
  exaggerated. Which would you rather undergo: A denial of service
  attack, or a shelling? [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/think-again-cyberwar

[15]Reading Jane Austen As A Moral Philosopher
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/wz1zaw

Anonymous | Philosopher's Beard | 21 February 2012

"Austen was a brilliant moral philosopher who analysed and taught a
  virtue ethics for middle-class life that is surprisingly contemporary."
  Here's why, and how appreciating her philosophy can help us to
  understand her writing better [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/reading-jane-austen-moral-philosopher

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Richard Harries on Christianity
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/richard-harries-on-christianity

The former bishop of Oxford tells us about books that explore what it
  means to be a Christian – from St Augustine and medieval mysticism to
  grappling with Dostoyevsky and more modern dilemmas [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/richard-harries-on-christianity

Featured Special Report

[19]Sex
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/reports/sex

Call girls, bondage, pornography, naked yoga, adultery and the science
  of sperm; it's all here but maybe NSFW [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/sex

Reader Recommendations

@[21]prospect_uk Jane Shilling plans to burn four decades of
  correspondence—if she can [22]t.co/kwPSK1ka #[23]browsings
  @[24]aldaily[25]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/prospect_uk
      22. http://www.prospectmagazine.co.uk/2012/02/dear-flames-burning-my-letters
      23. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      24. http://twitter.com/aldaily
      25. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[26]Book of the Day
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/year-death-ricardo-reis-by-josé-saramago-translated-giovanni-pontiero

[27]The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis by José Saramago (translated by
Giovanni Pontiero)
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/year-death-ricardo-reis-by-josé-saramago-translated-giovanni-pontiero

[28]Edith Grossman says: “I was so overwhelmed by the book – and by the
  beauty and skill of the translation – that I started to devour Saramago
  novels” [29]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/edith-grossman-on-translation
      29. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[30]Pal Drayton: "Masterpiece"
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/videos/pal-drayton-masterpiece

400 years of classical music, in 12 minutes, by the King's Singers
  [31]More videos
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[32]Simon Hoggart, on restaurant chains
    Links:
      32. http://www.guardian.co.uk/theguardian/2012/feb/25/religion-abuse-secularists-suicide-bombers

" 'Have you been to a Harvester before?' they ask, to which Jeremy
    Hardy says the only reply is 'surely nobody comes here twice?'"

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

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