Newsletter 607


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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]Money Pol
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/wVoB3Z

Louis Menand | New Yorker | 12 March 2012

The key to understanding Mitt Romney is that he thinks like a
  businessman. His basic unit of analysis is the firm, not the
  individual. Firms should grow or die. At the individual level, the only
  thing that counts is productivity [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/money-pol

[7]Don't Elevate Joseph Kony
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/wxCT2F

Alex de Waal | African Arguments | 11 March 2012

"In elevating Kony to a global celebrity, the embodiment of evil, and
  advocating a military solution, the campaign isn't just simplifying, it
  is irresponsibly naive. The 'let’s get the bad guy' script is a
  problem, not a solution" [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/dont-elevate-joseph-kony

[9]Will We Ever Restore Sight To The Blind?
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/zUiUTO

Ed Yong | Not Exactly Rocket Science | 12 March 2012

Maybe, in some cases. Chip implants in retinas are showing promising
  results for those suffering from retinal diseases. Perfect 20/20 vision
  isn't going to happen; colour vision looks unlikely; but seeing your
  fiancée smile? Yes [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/will-we-ever-restore-sight-blind

[11]The Last Famine
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/zVJ1Zz

Paul Salopek | Foreign Policy | 2 March 2012

Writer takes long walk through Kenya, reflects on history of famine in
  Horn of Africa. Its victims are mostly nomads, pastoralists. When they
  disappear, through urbanisation, so at last will the stereotypical
  African famine [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/last-famine

[13]Tartanry And Tyranny
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/z10B13

John Lloyd | FT | 9 March 2012

For a more nuanced view on Scottish independence, look away from
  Scottish nationalists and Anglocentrics. Turn instead to John Lloyd,
  who's half-Scottish, half-English and troubled by developments on both
  sides of the border [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/tartanry-and-tyranny

[15]Farewell To The Monkey House
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/An0Avp

Charles Siebert | NYT | 10 March 2012

Old primates house closes at Bronx Zoo. Used to be an uncomplicated
  pleasure to stare at strange animals. Now we think the animals don't
  like it, which makes us uneasy too. Giving them nicer habitats doesn't
  make it right [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/farewell-monkey-house

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Rosamund Bartlett on Russian Short Stories
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/rosamund-bartlett-on-russian-short-stories

In Russia, it’s often fallen to writers to challenge conventions and
  speak the truth, says the translator and biographer. She makes a
  personal selection of some of the most exhilarating Russian short
  fiction [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/rosamund-bartlett-on-russian-short-stories

Featured Special Report

[19]Parenting
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/reports/parenting

What's the best way to bring up children? Indeed, is there a right way
  at all? [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/parenting

Reader Recommendations

@[21]polit2k RT @[22]pkedrosky: Evans-Pritchard: Global liquidity peak
  spells trouble for late 2012 - [23]t.co/nV8OAiyL#[24]gfc2
  #[25]browsings @[26]rszbt[27]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/polit2k
      22. http://twitter.com/pkedrosky
      23. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/comment/ambroseevans_pritchard/9136903/Global-liquidity-peak-spells-trouble-for-late-2012.html
      24. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#gfc2
      25. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      26. http://twitter.com/rszbt
      27. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[28]Book of the Day
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/british-writers-thirties-by-valentine-cunningham

[29]British Writers of the Thirties by Valentine Cunningham
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/british-writers-thirties-by-valentine-cunningham

[30]Alexandra Harris says: “This is a treasure trove book. It’s
  enormous and probably best not to be read in one fell swoop – it’s a
  wonderful dipping book” [31]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/alexandra-harris-on-modernism
      31. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[32]Iran and the Bomb
    Links:
      32. http://thebrowser.com/videos/iran-and-bomb

Up close with Iranian centrifuges and the nuclear crisis
  [33]More videos
    Links:
      33. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[34]Susan Sontag, on victims
    Links:
      34. http://zunguzungu.wordpress.com/2012/03/10/on-the-genre-of-raising-awareness-about-someone-elses-suffering

"Photographs of victims of war are a species of rhetoric. They
    reiterate. They simplify. They agitate. They create the illusion of
    consensus"

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

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