Newsletter 613


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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]Afghanistan: A Gathering Menace
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/FQq9Kc

Neil Shea | American Scholar | 12 March 2012

With US forces. "Many times I have watched soldiers or Marines, driven
  by boredom or fear, behave selfishly and meanly, even illegally, in
  minor ways. [Now] I felt I was watching some of the men unravel toward
  serious crimes" [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/afghanistan-gathering-menace

[7]The Paul Clement Court
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/FRlGUp

Jason Zengerle | New York | 18 March 2012

Legal case seeking overturn of Obamacare comes before Supreme Court
  next week. It's a defining moment. The man leading the case for the
  plaintiffs is Paul Clement, former solicitor general in Bush
  administration, and a coming man [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/paul-clement-court

[9]Your Brain On Fiction
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/yCWpmL

Annie Murphy Paul | NYT | 17 March 2012

Investigating what neuroscience has to say about people who read
  novels. "Reading great literature, it has long been averred, enlarges
  and improves us as human beings. Brain science shows this claim is
  truer than we imagined" [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/your-brain-fiction

[11]Logically Speaking
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/FPKNWS

Richard Marshall | 3:AM Magazine | 17 March 2012

Philosopher Graham Priest discusses paraconsistent logic, paradoxes,
  dialetheism. "Contrary to orthodoxy in Western philosophy, some claims
  are true and false, that is, they have a true negation. Nor is this
  irrational." Here's why [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/logically-speaking

[13]Broken English
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/yCPYAs

Leo Benedictus | Prospect | 22 February 2012

"Dog In The Night-Time"; "Never Let Me Go"; "Black Swan Green". What do
  they, and other recent novels, have in common? A narrator who leaves us
  guessing as to the full story. Is this "hindered narrator" the voice of
  our times? [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/broken-english

[15]Listening To Xanax
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/xALs8m

Lisa Miller | New York | 18 March 2012

"God's gift", chill pills, benzos. Fast-acting anti-anxiety drugs for
  stressed workers. This is the era of Xanax, Ativan and Klonopin. A lot
  of Americans are taking them, casually. And with little thought of the
  consequences [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/listening-xanax

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Tim Weiner on the US Intelligence Services
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/tim-weiner-on-us-intelligence-services

The job of the intelligence services is to understand others and help
  leaders act more wisely, says the author of a new history of the FBI.
  There’s also, he says, a balance to be struck between liberty and
  security [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/tim-weiner-on-us-intelligence-services

Featured Special Report

[19]Human Modification
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/reports/human-modification

Scientists are experimenting with different ways to enhance humans.
  What's possible? And what may be possible in the future? Does messing
  with Mother Nature raise ethical questions? [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/human-modification

Reader Recommendations

@[21]polit2k Drug-resistant "white plague" lurks among rich and poor |
  Kate Kelland | Reuters [22]t.co/CWiq1scJ [23]#browsings [24]More like
  this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/polit2k
      22. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/03/19/us-tuberculosis-idUSBRE82I0D820120319
      23. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      24. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[25]Book of the Day
    Links:
      25. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/core-memory-by-john-alderman-author-and-mark-richards-photographer

[26]Core Memory by John Alderman (author) and Mark Richards (photographer)
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/core-memory-by-john-alderman-author-and-mark-richards-photographer

[27]George Dyson says: “An art book of absolutely stunning, high
  resolution photographs of computers in the Computer History Museum. The
  photos are utterly gorgeous” [28]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/george-dyson-on-origins-computing
      28. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[29]Rod Liddle On CCTV
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/videos/rod-liddle-cctv

Britain. Where they can film you. But you can't film them. Sorry about
  that [30]More videos
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[31]Tony Blair, on governing
    Links:
      31. http://twitter.com/clarkaw/status/181674833908736002

"You begin at your most popular and least capable, and end at your
    least popular and most capable"

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

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