Newsletter 637


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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]The End Of Empathy
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/ItPNDH

Walter Kirn | GQ | 9 April 2012

Mitt Romney does not feel your pain. There again, neither does Barack
  Obama. But who says voters want familiarity and empathy anyway? It
  wasn't on offer from FDR or JFK. Truth is, Americans want to salute
  their leaders, not hug them [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/end-empathy

[7]The Population Control Holocaust
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/IoqJz4

Robert Zubrin | New Atlantis | 11 April 2012

Remarkable essay on disturbing history and politics of the "population
  control movement", from US to China. Pseudoscience of Malthus led to
  billions of ruined lives globally. The lesson? Side with human
  ingenuity, not antihumanism [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/population-control-holocaust

[9]Reversing Europe's Renationalization
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/Iu6We2

George Soros | Project Syndicate | 11 April 2012

The euro crisis hasn't gone away. ECB's cheap loans did ward off
  immediate disaster, but market confidence is waning, along with German
  enthusiasm for indefinitely expanding the money supply. A change in
  approach is needed [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/reversing-europes-renationalization

[11]Life After Firefox
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/ItOLHT

Dave Lee | BBC | 11 April 2012

What does the future hold for Mozilla, the company behind web browser
  Firefox? It's racked up half a billion users, but its only revenue
  comes from a sponsorship deal with a major competitor – Google. Can it
  adapt, and diversify? [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/life-after-firefox

[13]Tyler Cowen Interviews Peter Singer
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/IO58Lv

Tyler Cowen | Jeff Kaufman's Blog | 6 April 2012

Full transcript, just published, of Cowen's conversation with Singer
  from 2009. Two fine thinkers, in fields of economics and philosophy
  respectively, tackle charity, development, immigration and morality.
  Fascinating [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/tyler-cowen-interviews-peter-singer

[15]Leave Room For The Unbelievers
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/HCtgHg

Hussein Ibish | Now Lebanon | 11 April 2012

Islamists rising to the top in the Arab world speak of freedom,
  equality, democratic values. At the same time, they insist Islam is the
  basis for these freedoms. Does this allow for genuine religious
  freedom? Evidence suggests not [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/leave-room-unbelievers

FiveBooks Interview

[17]John Gittings on Peace
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/john-gittings-on-peace

The author of The Glorious Art of Peace says history is usually studied
  and written from the perspective of war, and can look very different
  when viewed from the perspective of peace [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/john-gittings-on-peace

Featured Special Report

[19]Hackers
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/reports/hackers

Cars, nuclear plants, computers, phones, webcams -- they all succumb to
  hackers in the end [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/hackers

Reader Recommendations

@[21]polit2k RT @[22]Ian_Fraser: Internet freedom starts at home: US
  must practice what it preaches online[23]t.co/apRN4HOX via
  @[24]FP_Magazine #[25]browsings
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/polit2k
      22. http://twitter.com/Ian_Fraser
      23. http://t.co/apRN4HOX
      24. http://twitter.com/FP_Magazine
      25. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#browsings

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

Book of the Day

[27]Book of the Day
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/man-without-face-by-masha-gessen

[28]The Man Without a Face by Masha Gessen
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/man-without-face-by-masha-gessen

[29]Edward Lucas says: “Masha Gessen inverts this common picture of
  [Putin] as a glamorous, decisive, tough guy to show that the reality is
  sordid, scary and in a way rather pathetic” [30]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/edward-lucas-on-putin-and-russian-history
      30. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[31]Caine's Arcade
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/videos/caines-arcade

East LA. A used car parts store. (Make sure you get past the 5 min
  mark)
  [32]More videos
    Links:
      32. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[33]Paul Ford, on Facebook
    Links:
      33. http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2012/04/facebook-and-instagram-when-your-favorite-app-sells-out.html

"In terms of user experience, Facebook is like an NYPD police van
    crashing into an IKEA, forever"

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

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