Newsletter 631


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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]Why Humans, Like Ants, Need A Tribe
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/HOycrd

EO Wilson | Newsweek | 1 April 2012

On tribalism, both our greatest and most dangerous genetic inheritance.
  "It is an uncomfortable fact that even when given a guilt-free choice,
  individuals prefer the company of others of the same race, nation,
  clan, and religion" [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/why-humans-ants-need-tribe

[7]Welcome To Ikea-Land
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/HbvgFl

Doug Saunders | Globe & Mail | 1 April 2012

It seems Ikea isn't satisfied with having redesigned the retail store.
  Now it's out to build whole new urban neighbourhoods. The first is in a
  derelict area of London. Houses will come pre-assembled. Billy
  bookshelves optional [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/welcome-ikea-land

[9]Jack Outside The Box
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/HW6WTK

Josh Eells | NYT | 5 April 2012

He was born John Anthony Gillis, the 10th of 10 children. The business
  cards on his desk read: John A. White III, D.D.S. — Accidentist and
  Occidental Archaeologist. But you'll know him as Jack White, once of
  the White Stripes [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/jack-outside-box

[11]Export-Oriented America
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/HjNLEW

Tyler Cowen | American Interest | 2 April 2012

Why America will bounce back as world's top exporter. It leads in
  computing and AI. It has cheap energy from shale oil and gas. And, as
  China and other poor countries get rich, they want more of the things
  America makes [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/export-oriented-america

[13]My Kasual Kountry Weekend With The Knights Of The Ku Klux Klan
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/HU5WCi

Hamilton Nolan | Gawker | 3 April 2012

Past Harrison, Arkansas; over the railroad tracks, through a creek, and
  up a steep, rocky driveway. "Welcome to the national headquarters of
  The Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. I hope you're white" (h/t @evaholland)
  [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/my-kasual-kountry-weekend-knights-ku-klux-klan

[15]The Man Who Fell To Earth
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/HNxUAE

Giles Milton | Surviving History | 3 April 2012

In the 1960s the US air force was growing increasingly concerned about
  the safety of pilots forced to eject at high altitude. So it sent one
  man up 19 miles above the earth to free-fall down. To see if it could
  be done [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/man-who-fell-earth

FiveBooks Interview

[17]AC Grayling on Being Good
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/ac-grayling-on-being-good

What does a moral life entail? How does one achieve it? AC Grayling
  looks at the classics of philosophy for the answers, and says that it
  is the striving for goodness and self-improvement itself that is the
  key to living well [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/ac-grayling-on-being-good

Featured Special Report

[19]Syria Revolts
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/reports/syria-revolts

Months of anti-government protests; a brutal response by the
  authorities. But what's really going on in Syria? It's all here
  [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/syria-revolts

Reader Recommendations

@rszbt Only time w/ tell whether this will bear fruit: MT @polit2k: The
  economics spring, Daniel Gay [21]t.co/qYUIfU36 #browsings ht
  @Ian_Fraser[22]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://t.co/qYUIfU36
      22. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[23]Book of the Day
    Links:
      23. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/journals-james-boswell-by-james-boswell

[24]The Journals of James Boswell by James Boswell
    Links:
      24. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/journals-james-boswell-by-james-boswell

[25]Faramerz Dabhoiwala says: “His diaries give us a first-hand view of
  the sex life of an 18th century gentleman with a rather powerful sex
  drive. That in itself is fascinating” [26]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      25. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/faramerz-dabhoiwala-on-18th-century-sexual-revolution
      26. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[27]Disenfranchised in America
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/videos/disenfranchised-america

'If we continue to remain silent, we're going to lose our rights'
  [28]More videos
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[29]Andrew Sullivan, on Barack Obama
    Links:
      29. http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/andrewsullivan/rApM/~3/Loj01BotpRw/the-rig.html

"I correctly gauged the American public's willingness to elect a
    biracial president. I drastically over-rated their willingness to be
    governed by one"

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

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