Newsletter 611


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]What Isn't For Sale?
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/wDeG58

Michael Sandel | Atlantic | 14 March 2012

Money can buy almost everything: The chance to shoot an endangered
  rhino, for example. A private cell in jail. Your doctor's cellphone
  number. A surrogate mother. A US green card. Is this the sign of a
  healthy society? [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/what-isnt-sale

[7]Israel: The Knesset vs Democracy
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/FO4BMT

Dimi Reider | NYRB | 15 March 2012

"Even as Israel prepares for its most important democratic exercise –
  national elections – a series of laws now pending or already passed by
  the Knesset suggests the country is moving in an alarmingly
  anti-democratic direction" [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/israel-knesset-vs-democracy

[9]The Alchemical Roots Of The Financial Revolution
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/yiD0Qw

Carl Wennerlind | Berfrois | 14 March 2012

"In England, confidence in the utility of alchemy was widespread. It
  was unsurprising that metallic transmutation was pursued as a solution
  to the stubborn scarcity of money problem that had severely curtailed
  commerce for decades" [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/alchemical-roots-financial-revolution

[11]The Gumbo Chronicles
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/yG4K4Z

Rowan Jacobsen | Outside | 12 March 2012

BP oil spill has been cleaned up and life has moved on, right? "There
  was no better way to assess the Gulf's health than by traveling around
  and sourcing one of my favorite meals – seafood gumbo – in the heart of
  bayou country" [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/gumbo-chronicles

[13]Housed
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/AaN6z6

Aimee Phan | Guernica | 15 March 2012

Homeowner's horror story. "The bank believed we could technically
  continue to make our monthly payments, even afford to pay more. They
  didn’t consider our deflated home value or the fact that we had another
  dependent and had to eat" [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/housed

[15]Obituary: Sailen Manna
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/wd5Pwa

Anonymous | Economist | 15 March 2012

Charming short story of Indian football legend Sailendra Nath Manna.
  Led his country to international glory in 1940s. Never booked, never
  committed a foul. Always played barefoot. Total earnings in five
  decades: 19 Rupees [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/sailen-manna

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Andy Borowitz on Comic Writing
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/andy-borowitz-on-comic-writing

Do you have to be cruel to be comedic? It often helps, says the
  bestselling humour writer, who tells us about five novels (and one
  presidential contender) that are enough to make anyone laugh [18]Read
  on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/andy-borowitz-on-comic-writing

Featured Special Report

[19]Drone Warfare
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/reports/drone-warfare

Should we worry about war conducted by remote control? Are there
  ethical considerations? Will we become accustomed to unmanned warfare
  in the future? What if a hacker took control of an army? It's all here
  [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/drone-warfare

Reader Recommendations

@guardian: On @mediaguardian: Don Draper days are over as advertising
  adapts to digital age [21]t.co/iEVNb5XI #goodreads [22]#browsings
  [23]More like this
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      21. http://t.co/iEVNb5XI
      22. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      23. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[24]Book of the Day
    Links:
      24. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/river-runs-through-it-by-norman-maclean

[25]A River Runs Through It by Norman Maclean
    Links:
      25. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/river-runs-through-it-by-norman-maclean

[26]Tim Lott says: “This book is about someone who really is his
  brother’s keeper, and takes that role very seriously. What shocked me
  was the love between them” [27]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/tim-lott-on-brothers
      27. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[28]17 Clues
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/videos/17-clues

For Sudoku fans. Proof that you need at least 17 clues for a solvable
  puzzle [29]More videos
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[30]Richard Holloway, on belief
    Links:
      30. http://www.newstatesman.com/books/2012/03/holloway-church-life-doubt

"The opposite of faith is not doubt, it is certainty"

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

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