Newsletter 628


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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]A Shot In Florida
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/HcAjCE

Dan Barry et al | NYT | 1 April 2012

Reconstruction of the night 17-year-old Trayvon Martin died at the
  hands of neighbourhood watch coordinator, George Zimmerman. A case that
  has polarised America and brought Florida's "stand your ground" law
  into sharp focus [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/shot-florida

[7]How Millions Have Been Dying In The Congo
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/Hv7JNZ

Neal Ascherson | NYRB | 31 March 2012

If you know terrible things have been happening in Central Africa for
  the past couple of decades, not to say the past couple of centuries,
  but you can't get the whole story straight in your head, this piece
  does it for you [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/how-millions-have-been-dying-congo

[9]Harms Of Post-9/11 Airline Security
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/HeaaEc

Bruce Schneier | Schneier On Security | 29 March 2012

Rhetorical assault on Kip Hawley, America's airline safety boss. "He
  wants us to trust that a 400-ml bottle of liquid is dangerous, but
  transferring it to four 100-ml bottles magically makes it safe"
  [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/harms-post-911-airline-security

[11]Israel Should Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/HPs1j5

Dmitry Adamsky | Foreign Affairs | 31 March 2012

Even if Iran gets the bomb, Israel has one already. What Israel needs
  is a nuclear strategy based not on overwhelming military superiority,
  but on mutually assured destruction, and which views Iran as a rational
  actor [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/israel-should-stop-worrying-and-love-bomb

[13]Christianity In Crisis
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/HHRfU6

Andrew Sullivan | Newsweek | 1 April 2012

Sullivan laments state of Christianity in America. Where secular, for
  many, has come to mean atheist and "the ability to be faithful in a
  religious space and reasonable in a political one has atrophied before
  our eyes" [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/christianity-crisis

[15]Quantum Theory Of Mitt Romney
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/HcXtG7

David Javerbaum | NYT | 31 March 2012

"Frustrating as it may be, the rules of quantum campaigning dictate
  that no human being can ever simultaneously know both what Mitt
  Romney’s current position is and where that position will be at some
  future date" [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/quantum-theory-mitt-romney

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Faramerz Dabhoiwala on the 18th Century Sexual Revolution
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/faramerz-dabhoiwala-on-18th-century-sexual-revolution

The roots of our (generally) open attitude to sex lie not in the
  sixties but the 1760s, says the historian and author of The Origins of
  Sex, who explores this earlier sexual revolution through its literature
  [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/faramerz-dabhoiwala-on-18th-century-sexual-revolution

Featured Special Report

[19]Air Travel
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/reports/air-travel

Airlines opened to us a world of thrilling possibility. But, for many,
  flying is still a terrifying prospect. Crashes, though rare, do happen.
  And then there are the security procedures bequeathed to us by 9/11
  [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/air-travel

Reader Recommendations

@[21]polit2k RT @[22]guardianscience: Why do bankers get to decide who
  pays for the mess Europe is in? | Aditya Chakrabortty [23]t.co/VAMy4Dfv
  [24]#browsings [25]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/polit2k
      22. http://twitter.com/guardianscience
      23. http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/apr/02/bankers-decide-pay-mess-europe?CMP=twt_fd
      24. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      25. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[26]Book of the Day
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/near-east-by-cecil-beaton

[27]Near East by Cecil Beaton
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/near-east-by-cecil-beaton

[28]James Holland says: “There is just so much colour. The characters
  really come to life. You can smell the wind and the sand. It is a
  really wonderful book” [29]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/james-holland-on-perspectives-world-war-ii
      29. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[30]The Vortex Cannon
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/videos/vortex-cannon

Two science students show off the power of smoke and a cardboard box
  [31]More videos
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[32]Paul Rudnick, on Jewishness
    Links:
      32. http://www.newyorker.com/humor/2012/04/09/120409sh_shouts_rudnick

"When Elena Kagan was sworn in as a Supreme Court Justice, did her
    mother murmur, 'Maybe she’ll meet someone'?"

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

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