Newsletter 601


Hic sunt camelopardus: this historical edition of The Browser is presented for archaeological purposes; links and formatting may be broken.

[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 Siege Of September 13
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/zNZ34s

Matthieu Aikins | GQ | 5 March 2012

Gripping inside account of 20-hour siege on American embassy in Kabul,
  days after 10th anniversary of 9/11. "The fiction of common interests
  that has underpinned US-Pakistani relations is wearing thin"
  [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/siege-september-13

[7]DNA Computing
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/zkdB7y

Anonymous | Economist | 3 March 2012

“If you can programme events at a molecular level in cells, you can
  cure or kill cells which are sick or in trouble and leave the other
  ones intact." Neat, but to do this you need a whole new computer. A
  liquid one, built with DNA [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/dna-computing

[9]Santorum's Wins, Self-Inflicted Wounds
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/wwKrOL

Kristina Cooke & Edith Honan | Reuters | 6 March 2012

In Pennsylvania, Rick Santorum first won over a Democratic district,
  then alienated voters. It's beginning to look a familiar story. With
  each advance, his support is being partially undermined by his own
  controversial remarks [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/santorums-wins-self-inflicted-wounds

[11]Stayin' Alive
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/AkBjr2

Stephen Cave | New Humanist | 5 March 2012

Reflections on the quest for immortality. Interesting on “Terror
  Management Theory”, concerning how morbid suggestions affect behaviour.
  And how all attempts to cheat death boil down to four basic strategies
  [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/stayin-alive

[13]How To Fund An American Police State
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/x1WY73

Stephan Salisbury | Nation | 5 March 2012

America has spent $635bn since 9/11 militarising police forces in the
  name of the war on terror. "Public service and the public imagination
  have been weaponised." Far better to have spent the money on jobs and
  infrastructure [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/how-fund-american-police-state

[15]Whose Yoga Is It, Anyway?
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/ACMDop

Bethany McLean | Vanity Fair | 5 March 2012

What happened when the hedge fund billionaire's wife met the yoga
  master. No, not an affair, but an attempt to codify his teachings after
  his death and turn them into what looks like a commercial enterprise.
  Or worse [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/whose-yoga-it-anyway

FiveBooks Interview

[17]David Kynaston on Social History of Post-War Britain
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/david-kynaston-on-social-history-post-war-britain

Until the 1970s, Britain was predominantly a working class society,
  says the historian. He tells us about books that explore how this
  changed, giving rise to the turbulent Thatcher years [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/david-kynaston-on-social-history-post-war-britain

Featured Special Report

[19]Israel and Iran
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/reports/israel-and-iran

Will Israel bomb Iran? What is it telling the US, and what will
  Washington do? And where does Iran stand? [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/israel-and-iran

Reader Recommendations

@[21]nuzav Our Corrupt Politics: It’s Not All Money by Ezra Klein | The
  New York Review of Books: [22]t.co/Lhsp4JjV via @[23]AddThis
  [24]#browsings [25]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/nuzav
      22. http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2012/mar/22/our-corrupt-politics-its-not-all-money
      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/best-and-brightest-by-david-halberstam

[27]The Best and the Brightest by David Halberstam
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/best-and-brightest-by-david-halberstam

[28]Martin Bell says: “Halberstam was the main New York Times
  correspondent in Vietnam. Lyndon Johnson lent very heavily on the
  editor to get him withdrawn because Halberstam was very truthful about
  what he found” [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]Keep Calm And Carry On
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/videos/keep-calm-and-carry

You've got the tea-mug. Here's the story [31]More videos
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[32]John Hodgman, on parenting
    Links:
      32. http://www.psychologytoday.com/articles/200701/apologia-my-second-child?page=2

The only child, in a family without want, is the apex of Western
  civilization
  [33]More quotes
    Links:
      33. http://thebrowser.com/quotations

| [34]Homepage | [35]Mobile Apps | [36]RSS Feeds | [37]Twitter |
  [38]Facebook | [39]Privacy Policy | [40]Contact Us |
  Having trouble reading this email? [41]View it in your browser.
  You are receiving this email because you signed up for the Best of the
  Moment newsletter on [42]thebrowser.com. [43]Click here to unsubscribe
    Links:
      34. http://thebrowser.com
      35. http://thebrowser.com/app
      36. http://thebrowser.com/feeds
      37. http://twitter.com/thebrowser
      38. http://www.facebook.com/Thebrowser
      39. http://thebrowser.com/privacy-policy
      40. http://thebrowser.com/contact
      41. *|ARCHIVE|*
      42. http://thebrowser.com/newsletters
      43. *|UNSUB|*

Join 90,000+ curious readers who grow with us every day

No spam. No nonsense. Unsubscribe anytime.

Great! Check your inbox and click the link to confirm your subscription
Please enter a valid email address!
You've successfully subscribed to The Browser
Welcome back! You've successfully signed in
Could not sign in! Login link expired. Click here to retry
Cookies must be enabled in your browser to sign in
search