Newsletter 630


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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]Our War Against The Pashtuns
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/HWFXb5

Anatol Lieven | NYRB | 3 April 2012

Tipping the balance in favour of one side in a civil war requires deep,
  lasting commitment, of a kind the West does not have in Afghanistan.
  Pashtuns are too numerous and too opposed to American intervention. So
  here's what to do [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/our-war-against-pashtuns

[7]Where Failure Is Rewarded
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/HXXE8l

John Plender | TLS | 4 April 2012

No, not banks this time. It's the Catholic church. Review of hostile
  new book Render Unto Rome, on the Vatican's finances. Opening salvo? So
  far, $2bn has been paid out to settle sex abuse cases. And that's just
  in the US [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/where-failure-rewarded

[9]The Book That Drove Them Crazy
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/HT06Cg

Andrew Ferguson | Weekly Standard | 3 April 2012

Allan Bloom's "Closing of the American Mind" remembered, 25 years on.
  Blockbuster book that opened the culture wars. Inspired 200 reviews,
  sold 25,000 copies a week, made Bloom rich. As depicted by Saul Bellow
  in "Ravelstein" [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/book-drove-them-crazy

[11]CEOs And The Candle Problem
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/HNGG1K

Graham Morehead | Nature | 2 April 2012

Super piece on dangers of financial incentives and how they affect
  behaviour. "A monetary reward will help your employees focus. That's
  the point. When you're focused you are less able to think laterally.
  You become dumber" [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/ceos-and-candle-problem

[13]New Tiger, Old Stripes
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/Hg1U5d

Daniel Riley | GQ | 2 April 2012

He's back out there where he used to be: At the top of the betting for
  a major championship. And his game looks in fair shape. But what about
  Tiger, the man? The headline gives away that he hasn't come back to
  golf exactly humbled [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/new-tiger-old-stripes

[15]CS Lewis On Writing
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/Hg1L1B

CS Lewis | Letters Of Note | 3 April 2012

Text of letter CS Lewis sent to a fan in 1956. Contains memorable
  advice on writing, correct use of English. Remember: "Never use
  abstract nouns when concrete ones will do. If you mean 'More people
  died' don't say 'Mortality rose'" [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/cs-lewis-writing

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Neil Fligstein on Economic Sociology
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/neil-fligstein-on-economic-sociology

The author of The Architecture of Markets says it’s important to
  understand social aspects of economic behaviour, particularly when
  times of crisis reveal shortcomings of traditional economic
  theory[18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/neil-fligstein-on-economic-sociology

Featured Special Report

[19]Moral Philosophy
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/reports/moral-philosophy

Can we have morality without God? Does surveillance make us better? Do
  babies have morals? Get to grips with some big questions of right and
  wrong [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/moral-philosophy

Reader Recommendations

@[21]michaelgoldberg Will’s Choice via Boston
  University [22]t.co/WhSnDZvd to live, Will Lautzenheiser gave up his
  arms and legs, @[23]longreads #[24]browsings
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/michaelgoldberg
      22. http://t.co/WhSnDZvd
      23. http://twitter.com/longreads
      24. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#browsings

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

Book of the Day

[26]Book of the Day
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/griftopia-by-matt-taibbi

[27]Griftopia by Matt Taibbi
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/griftopia-by-matt-taibbi

[28]Barry Ritholtz says: “Taibbi is the poet laureate of vitriol. There
  is no one better to capture the country’s fury that these banks blew
  themselves up, and then twisted Congress’s arm to give them billions of
  dollars” [29]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/barry-ritholtz-on-causes-financial-crisis
      29. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[30]Project Glass
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/videos/project-glass

Google's augmented reality glasses. Do you really want this in the
  morning? [31]More videos
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[32]Jeanette Winterson, on fiction
    Links:
      32. http://www.omnivoracious.com/2012/04/art-and-love-an-interview-with-jeanette-winterson.html

"Fiction and poetry are medicines. They heal the rupture that
    reality makes on the imagination"

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

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