Newsletter 620


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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]Mail Supremacy
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/H9MQal

Lauren Collins | New Yorker | 26 March 2012

Compelling profile of the Daily Mail, Britain's most powerful
  newspaper. Closest US equivalent, Fox News. Run, with a furious energy,
  by Paul Dacre, whose editorial meetings are known as the Vagina
  Monologues. For reasons made clear [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/mail-supremacy

[7]Greed Is The Beginning of Everything
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/H3tu8a

Romain Leick | Spiegel | 23 March 2012

Interview with Tomas Sedlacek, freethinking Czech economist and
  philosopher. "Complicated mathematical models are simply wrong or
  pointless at best. The real question should be: Is the economy working
  the way we want it to?" [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/greed-beginning-everything

[9]Stag Party
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/H6p0hx

Frank Rich | New York | 25 March 2012

Rich argues that Rick Santorum speaks more boldly than many, but is not
  an outlier in the Republican party. "This rush of anti-woman activity
  on the right isn’t coming exclusively from the Santorum crowd. It
  extends across the GOP" [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/stag-party

[11]Escape From Iran
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/H41Rfe

Sohrab Ahmari | Atlantic | 20 March 2012

The story of Houshang Bouzari, once a well-connected Iranian
  businessman. But his involvement in a lucrative project attracted the
  attention of the Rafsanjanis, with most unpleasant results. A grim
  insight into clerical rule [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/escape-iran

[13]Capitalism: A Ghost Story
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/GB5SoG

Arundhati Roy | Outlook India | 17 March 2012

"Capitalism is destroying the planet. The two old tricks that dug it
  out of past crises—War and Shopping—simply will not work." Typically
  provocative essay from Roy on India, capitalism, philanthropy,
  development [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/capitalism-ghost-story

[15]Beyond The Battlefield: Afghanistan's Wounded Struggle With Genital
Injuries
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/GMKltw

David Wood | Huffington Post | 22 March 2012

"Before they went off to fight in Afghanistan, the guys of 3rd
  Battalion, 5th Marines talked quietly about their deepest fear. Not
  dying. Not losing a leg or an arm. It was having their genitals ripped
  off, burned away or crushed" [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/beyond-battlefield-afghanistans-wounded-struggle-genital-injuries

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Leo Hollis on Why Cities Are Good For You
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/leo-hollis-on-why-cities-are-good-you

Half of the world’s population live in cities, and more are moving in.
  The urbanist explains how city living makes us smarter and more
  creative, why slums are set to grow, and what the future of the city
  holds [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/leo-hollis-on-why-cities-are-good-you

Featured Special Report

[19]Healthcare in America
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/reports/healthcare-america

The battle over US healthcare reform reaches the Supreme Court. Here's
  what's at stake [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/healthcare-america

Reader Recommendations

@[21]prospect_uk How societies can move forward after traumatic ethnic
  clashes [22]t.co/cMjqwZLc [23]#browsings [24]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/#!/prospect_uk
      22. http://www.prospectmagazine.co.uk/2012/03/rwanda-burundi-genocide-peace
      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/essay-gardening-by-henk-gerritsen

[26]Essay on Gardening by Henk Gerritsen
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/essay-gardening-by-henk-gerritsen

[27]Monty Don says: “The book is based on the philosophy of gardening
  where you accept natural intervention as part of the garden”
  [28]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/monty-don-on-favourite-gardening-books
      28. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[29]Primary Elections Explained
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/videos/primary-elections-explained

Who thought up this system? At least now you know how it works
  [30]More videos
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[31]J.D. Daniels, on ageing
    Links:
      31. http://feeds.nplusonemag.com/~r/nplusonemag_main/~3/mS1AQUd3HNQ/regrets-at-fordham

"This is what it's like to get old: You still feel 19, except your
    knees hurt"

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

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