Newsletter 634


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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]Bosnia’s Come A Long Way
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/HPRrek

Tim Judah | Bloomberg | 8 April 2012

Don't be misled by all the reports from Bosnia saying that the country
  has gone nowhere since war ended. It has held together despite a
  jerry-built political structure. It hasn't collapsed back into war.
  That's quite a big deal [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/bosnia’s-come-long-way

[7]Scientology's 'Heretic'
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/HsrRTs

Guy Adams | Independent | 6 April 2012

Marty Rathbun spent 27 years with L Ron Hubbard's crowd. Oversaw
  sensitive legal campaigns, even mentored Tom Cruise. Fled,
  disillusioned in 2004. Dropped off radar for five years; emerged as
  outspoken critic of his former "church" [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/scientologys-heretic

[9]How To Trigger A Volcanic Eruption On Purpose
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/HsovzR

Erik Klemetti | Wired | 4 April 2012

Forget firing a missile or drilling into the crater. Best bet is a
  massive explosion to remove top of the volcano; then add seawater. But
  not too little, not too much. Even then, eruption might take a year if
  it happens at all [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/how-trigger-volcanic-eruption-purpose

[11]Losing Egypt
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/HhxfmX

Steven Cook | Cairo Review of Global Affairs | 29 March 2012

US policy towards Middle East used to rely on "authoritarian
  stability". It wasn't good for Arab people but, for 30 years, it met
  Washington's goals. No more. US viewed so negatively in Egypt that
  hands-off approach best plan now [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/losing-egypt

[13]Oradour-Sur-Glane: Reflections On The Culture Of Memorial In Europe
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/HRZJFD

Will Stone | White Review | 2 April 2012

A visit to Oradour, ravaged in WWII. "Here is a relic of something that
  once lived, but due to the intensity of the death which clings to it,
  manages to live permanently in a different guise, as a warning, as a
  lesson, as a witness" [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/oradour-sur-glane-reflections-culture-memorial-europe

[15]Interview: Thomas Quasthoff
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/HmGbJt

Joachim Kronsbein | Spiegel | 5 April 2012

Singer talks about his art and his thalidomide disability. "I remember
  getting a call from Grünenthal [which sold thalidomide in Germany].
  They asked me to sing at their Christmas party. I said: You must be out
  of your minds!" [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/interview-thomas-quasthoff

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Nigel Warburton on Introductions to Philosophy
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/nigel-warburton-on-introductions-philosophy

How should we live? What is the nature of reality? Should pro golfers
  be allowed to use carts? The philosophy lecturer sets us off down the
  road of philosophical enquiry with an intriguing reading list [18]Read
  on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/nigel-warburton-on-introductions-philosophy

Featured Special Report

[19]Drone Warfare
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/reports/drone-warfare

Should we worry about war conducted by remote control? Are there
  ethical considerations? Will we become accustomed to unmanned warfare
  in the future? What if a hacker took control of an army? It's all here
  [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/drone-warfare

Reader Recommendations

@[21]polit2k RT @[22]TeraEuro: The French Don't Know Their Place (In
  the Global Economy) | Foreign Affairs[23]t.co/v0EUXnju via
  @[24]RVurchio [25]#browsings [26]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/polit2k
      22. http://twitter.com/TeraEuro
      23. http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/137372/sophie-meunier/the-french-dont-know-their-place-in-the-global-economy#cid=soc-twitter-at-snapshot-the_french_don_t_know_their_pl-000000
      24. http://twitter.com/RVurchio
      25. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      26. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[27]Book of the Day
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/social-meaning-money-by-viviana-zelizer

[28]The Social Meaning of Money by Viviana A Zelizer
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/social-meaning-money-by-viviana-zelizer

[29]Neil Fligstein says: “People divide currencies in different ways,
  according to the social purposes for which they’re used. Zelizer shows
  how people really save and spend” [30]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/neil-fligstein-on-economic-sociology
      30. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[31]Martin Kaymer Hole-In-One
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/videos/martin-kaymer-hole-one

Miraculous trick shot (he's third to hit in this clip)
  [32]More videos
    Links:
      32. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[33]Steven Cave, on Easter
    Links:
      33. http://feeds.guardian.co.uk/~r/theguardian/commentisfree/rss/~3/mM3TdvRMNqk/easter-sunday-christianity-death

"Easter is a mixed-up affair. Fluffy bunnies and confectionery
    compete for attention with the tale of a young man being tortured to
    death"

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

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