Newsletter 636


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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]Exponential Economist Meets Finite Physicist
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/I0WjR0

Tom Murphy | Do The Math | 10 April 2012

Can economic growth continue indefinitely? No, said the physicist to
  the economist. And here, in a delightful re-creation of a recent dinner
  conversation between the two, is why not [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/exponential-economist-meets-finite-physicist

[7]Man The Religious Animal
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/I24qwM

Christian Smith | First Things | 1 April 2012

Is religion an "innate, instinctive, inevitable aspect of human life"?
  Or a "historically contingent, nonessential aspect of basic human
  being?" This essay suggests we are indeed religious by nature. A
  challenge for secularism [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/man-religious-animal

[9]The Age Of Insight
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/HuLhRT

Jonah Lehrer | Frontal Cortex | 7 April 2012

Interview with Eric Kandel, giant of modern neuroscience. Discussion
  centres on the science of aesthetics (how the brain responds to art),
  and the rise of Modernists in 19th century Vienna [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/age-insight

[11]Mississippi Sends Its First Hate Criminal To Prison
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/HX3xp1

Tony Dokoupil | Newsweek | 8 April 2012

Reporter investigates hate crime of convicted murderer Deryl Dedmon.
  "What I discovered was deeper, scarier, and more complex than a single
  country boy gone bad or even simple, pre-civil-rights-era racism"
  [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/mississippi-sends-its-first-hate-criminal-prison

[13]Club Med
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/Hw2dZI

James Surowiecki | New Yorker | 9 April 2012

US has been ruthless about breaking down barriers to free trade. Except
  in healthcare. It's one of the reasons why American healthcare costs
  have risen so fast. And it makes the logic of medical tourism harder
  and harder to resist [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/club-med

[15]Obituary: Bingu wa Mutharika
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/IDVfUc

Anonymous | Telegraph | 10 April 2012

"Eccentric and wayward president of Malawi who threw away a reputation
  for being modestly successful and led his bewildered country to ruin."
  Born Brighton Webster Ryson Thom. Worked for World Bank. Haunted by
  invisible rats [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/obituary-bingu-wa-mutharika

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Edward Lucas on Putin and Russian History
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/edward-lucas-on-putin-and-russian-history

The international editor of The Economist and author of a new book
  about Russia gives an excoriating critique of Putinism and explains how
  Russia's amoral present is rooted in a failure to come to terms with
  its past [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/edward-lucas-on-putin-and-russian-history

Featured Special Report

[19]Parenting
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/reports/parenting

What's the best way to bring up children? Indeed, is there a right way
  at all? [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/parenting

Reader Recommendations

@[21]joespring: Great story @[22]SundeenMark It's deservedly taken over
  the @[23]outsidemagazineweb site today. [24]t.co/z7js2FV7
  [25]#browsings [26]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/joespring
      22. http://twitter.com/SundeenMark
      23. http://twitter.com/outsidemagazine
      24. http://www.outsideonline.com/outdoor-adventure/Why-Noah-Went-to-the-Woods.html
      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/iliad-by-homer-translated-stephen-mitchell

[28]The Iliad by Homer (translated by Stephen Mitchell)
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/iliad-by-homer-translated-stephen-mitchell

[29]Daniel Mendelsohn says: “This translation of The Iliad has a very
  specific approach, both in terms of its philosophy of translation and
  its approach to the text” [30]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/daniel-mendelsohn-on-updating-classics
      30. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[31]Paradise Lost: Pakistan's Swat Valley
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/videos/paradise-lost-pakistans-swat-valley

Renowned for its natural beauty. But few go there today
  [32]More videos
    Links:
      32. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[33]Nora Ephron, on marriage
    Links:
      33. http://www.newsweek.com/2010/11/08/nora-ephron-on-aging-twitter-and-newsweek.html

Never marry a man you wouldn’t want to be divorced from

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

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