Newsletter 625


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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]We Can Live With A Nuclear Iran
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/wtn3Of

Paul Pillar | Washington Monthly | 5 March 2012

Pillar presents the most comprehensive case against war with Iran that
  I’ve seen. It won’t stop hawks from continuing to clamor for another
  foolish war, but he provides all the arguments you need to puncture
  bellicose fear-mongering [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/we-can-live-nuclear-iran-0

[7]Rogue Traders, Rogue Princes, Rogue Bishops And German Financial Meltdown
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/HsUJbE

Mike Dash | Smithsonian | 29 March 2012

Dash takes us back to the 17th century for a bizarre tale of
  hyperinflation. Incredibly, "it was the product not only of slipshod
  economic management, but also of deliberate attempts by German states
  to defraud their neighbours" [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/rogue-traders-rogue-princes-rogue-bishops-and-german-financial-meltdown

[9]It's Time To De-Russianize The BRICS
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/HygYwb

Robert Kelly | Duck of Minerva | 18 March 2012

Robert Kelly offers a provocative post on Russia’s eroding claim to
  major power status. Kelly argues that Russia is past its peak: Its
  population is shrinking and aging and it is devolving into a
  "petro-state with nukes" [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/its-time-de-russianize-brics

[11]Why Tesla Motors Is Betting On The Model S
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/HfjVzQ

Jon Gertner | Fast Company | 19 March 2012

"Tesla Motors almost certainly represents the most extreme test of the
  limits and capabilities of the Silicon Valley model of innovation." And
  now it's crunch time, as it prepares for launch of its first mid-market
  electric vehicle [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/why-tesla-motors-betting-model-s-fast-company

[13]The Loneliest Superpower
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/H1ewjJ

Minxin Pei | Foreign Policy | 20 March 2012

We’re so accustomed to hearing about China’s rise that we rarely focus
  on its diplomatic challenges and foreign policy liabilities. This is a
  nice corrective for those who assume that China will eventually
  dominate global politics [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/loneliest-superpower

[15]How To Survive An Atomic Bomb
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/H6wlbG

Jason Lefkowitz | Just Well Mixed | 29 March 2012

Decisions you take in the 10 minutes after detonation are the most
  important. Find shelter immediately; basements of tall buildings are
  good. Don't be tempted to flee. Fallout is at its most radioactive now
  but drops off quickly [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/how-survive-atomic-bomb

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Barry Ritholtz on Causes of the Financial Crisis
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/barry-ritholtz-on-causes-financial-crisis

The Wall Street money manager diagnoses the ills of America’s political
  and economic system in a fizzing, irreverent analysis (with promised
  f-bombs thrown in) [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/barry-ritholtz-on-causes-financial-crisis

Featured Special Report

[19]Consciousness
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/reports/consciousness

What is it? Where did it come from? How can we learn more about it?
  Here's a quick look at what we do and don't know about consciousness
  [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/consciousness

Reader Recommendations

@[21]obitmag Spirit and Flesh: Marvin Gaye’s glory was to make art of
  out chaos, until chaos won out. #[22]R&B #[23]Soul
  #[24]Music #[25]browsings [26]t.co/kQZ7HNTJ
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/obitmag
      22. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#R
      23. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#Soul
      24. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#Music
      25. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#browsings
      26. http://t.co/kQZ7HNTJ

[27]More like this
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[28]Book of the Day
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/behind-beautiful-forevers-by-katherine-boo

[29]Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/behind-beautiful-forevers-by-katherine-boo

[30]Leo Hollis says: “This is about a small community who live in a
  slum [in Mumbai], and it is an absolutely heartbreaking portrait of
  what life is like in the slums today” [31]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/leo-hollis-on-why-cities-are-good-you
      31. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[32]Operation Hot Mic
    Links:
      32. http://thebrowser.com/videos/operation-hot-mic

Real campaign ad, using Obama's overheard comments to Medvedev
  [33]More videos
    Links:
      33. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[34]Gabriel Olsen, on praise
    Links:
      34. http://twitter.com/specgram/status/185369726036353024

"She's like an intransitive verb, she can't take complements"

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

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