Newsletter 594


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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]I Was A Warehouse Wage Slave
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/zSgOBM

Mac McClelland | Mother Jones | 27 February 2012

Portrait of the American workplace in all its horror. Intrepid reporter
  goes to work in warehouse owned by, or servicing, unnamed online retail
  giant. Impossible targets; negligible pay; if you don't like it, you're
  fired [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/i-was-warehouse-wage-slave

[7]Africa’s Dirty Wars
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/yi4VPM

Jeffrey Gettleman | NYRB | 27 February 2012

Why so many small wars in Africa? Because barriers to insurrection have
  fallen very low. No more colonial powers or superpowers to intervene.
  Anyone with a satphone can get publicity. If you need troops, just drug
  some children [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/africa’s-dirty-wars

[9]Where American Criminal Justice Went Wrong
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/z1jWqc

Leon Neyfakh | Boston | 26 February 2012

On the importance of “The Collapse of American Criminal Justice” by
  William Stuntz, which reveals "how justice is administered by
  prosecutors who have every incentive to threaten defendants with the
  harshest possible sentence" [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/where-american-criminal-justice-went-wrong

[11]Night Moves
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/xJeH2E

Christine Baumgarthuber | New Inquiry | 23 February 2012

"Terrible and lonely are those hours during which I fret and worry and
  stare at the ceiling. I certainly don't look forward to them. But there
  was a time when late-night wakefulness wasn't something to be dreaded
  but welcomed" [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/night-moves

[13]The Big Reveal
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/xkWFlv

Adam Gopnik | New Yorker | 27 February 2012

On the Bible's last book. "Revelation, far from being meant as a
  hallucinatory prophecy, is actually a coded account of events happening
  at the time of writing. It’s really a political cartoon about the
  crisis in the Jesus movement" [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/big-reveal

[15]Which Is The Best Language To Learn?
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/yqkYaz

Robert Lane Greene | Intelligent Life | 24 February 2012

Assuming you already speak English. Mandarin jumps out as an obvious
  choice, but complexity of its written form suggests it would be the
  wrong candidate. Spanish? Arabic? Both are contenders. But Greene
  plumps for French. Here's why [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/which-best-language-learn

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Jonathan Evison on The American West
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/jonathan-evison-on-american-west

The acclaimed novelist, and resident of Washington state, recommends
  fiction that captures a sense of the rugged landscape and people of the
  American West [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/jonathan-evison-on-american-west

Featured Special Report

[19]Time
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/reports/time

What is it? Why isn't it the same everywhere? Can we travel through
  time? Will there be an end to time? Read on to find out [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/time

Reader Recommendations

@[21]MotherJones RT @[22]polit2k: Syria Hit List Targets Thousands |
  Hamed Aleaziz [23]t.co/WvviMXu7 via @[24]motherjones #[25]browsings
  #[26]syria[27]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/MotherJones
      22. http://twitter.com/polit2k
      23. http://motherjones.com/politics/2012/02/syria-hit-list
      24. http://twitter.com/motherjones
      25. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      26. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#syria
      27. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[28]Book of the Day
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/don-quixote-by-cervantes-translated-samuel-putnam

[29]Don Quixote by Cervantes (translated by Samuel Putnam)
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/don-quixote-by-cervantes-translated-samuel-putnam

[30]Edith Grossman says: “When I was young I thought Don Quixote was
  the greatest tragedy I had ever read. But as I get older I find it
  funnier and funnier” [31]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/edith-grossman-on-translation
      31. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[32]The City of Samba
    Links:
      32. http://thebrowser.com/videos/city-samba

Tell me you don't want to go to Rio after seeing this
  [33]More videos
    Links:
      33. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[34]Daniel Davies on debt
    Links:
      34. http://crookedtimber.org/2012/02/25/too-big-to-fail-the-first-5000-years

"In the commercial world, the ability to put yourself in debt is a
    privilege, not an obligation"

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

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