Newsletter 600


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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]How Three Germans Are Cloning The Web
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/yvLnyo

Caroline Winter | Businessweek | 2 March 2012

"The most admirable entrepreneurs are those with original ideas, ja?
  It's a unique gift that you either have or you don't." Says Oliver
  Samwer, one of three brothers who do not have ideas. They just copy
  others. And make billions [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/how-three-germans-are-cloning-web

[7]Threatened
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/wtrGjk

David Remnick | New Yorker | 5 March 2012

Timely analysis. "As an experiment in Jewish power, unique after two
  millennia of persecution and exile, Israel has reached an impasse. An
  intensifying conflict of values has put its democratic nature under
  tremendous stress" [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/threatened

[9]Taking The Long View
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/xCUoac

Anonymous | Economist | 3 March 2012

Profile of Jeff Bezos as tech world's alpha-animal after Steve Jobs.
  "Most importantly, he shares with Mr Jobs an innate understanding of
  the importance of thinking about high-tech products from the customer’s
  point of view" [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/taking-long-view

[11]School For Quants
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/xbmLGS

Sam Knight | FT | 2 March 2012

Absorbing view of a university lab where the quantitative analysts of
  the future train. Their algorithms will underpin financial trades,
  perhaps even future crises. This is where advanced computing, big data
  and money collides [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/school-quants

[13]Russia's New Time Of Troubles
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/wkdsbd

Martin Sixsmith | LA Review of Books | 4 March 2012

Former BBC correspondent considers recent Russian history. Like many,
  he got the 1991 coup and Yeltsin years wrong. "I’d forgotten the lesson
  of history, that in Russia, attempts at reform are followed by a return
  to autocracy" [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/russias-new-time-troubles

[15]A Book Is Like A Man
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/x3yfAd

John Steinbeck | Letters Of Note | 29 February 2012

"There you are, Pat. You came in with a box of glory and there you
  stand with an armful of damp garbage." Steinbeck writes to his editor
  on the completion of East of Eden. About the frustrations of dealing
  with editors [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/book-man

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Anne Applebaum on Memoirs of Communism
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/anne-applebaum-on-memoirs-communism

The traumas of the 20th century hit Eastern Europe hard – a region of
  changing borders, uncertain identity, and shattering of moral norms.
  The journalist and communism expert selects books that capture the
  spirit of the age [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/anne-applebaum-on-memoirs-communism

Featured Special Report

[19]Putin's Russia
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/reports/putins-russia

A disputed election, protests, accusations of being a mafia state. As
  Vladimir Putin prepares to take back the presidency, what kind of
  country does he lead? [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/putins-russia

Reader Recommendations

@[21]nuzav The Wilson Quarterly: Revisiting the Great Depression by
  Robert J. Samuelson: [22]t.co/J6rT6b5K via @[23]AddThis [24]#browsings
  [25]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/nuzav
      22. http://www.wilsonquarterly.com/article.cfm?AID=2100#.T1QZZ2s7d8o.twitter
      23. http://twitter.com/AddThis
      24. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      25. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[26]Book of the Day
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/trusted-mole-by-milos-stankovic

[27]Trusted Mole by Milos Stankovic
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/trusted-mole-by-milos-stankovic

[28]Martin Bell says: “I think it’s the best book to come out on the
  Bosnian war. If you want to understand how wars develop, it’s
  absolutely the perfect read and really gripping” [29]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/martin-bell-on-reportage-and-war
      29. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[30]12 Years of Putin in Two Minutes
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/videos/12-years-putin-two-minutes

How many references can you spot without using the pause button?
  [31]More videos
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[32]Dominic Lawson, on government
    Links:
      32. http://www.editorialintelligence.com/ebulletin/viewonline.php

"If your policy is one of retrenchment and austerity, it is
    advisable to come up with something other than economic growth as a
    measure of your success"

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

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