Newsletter 643


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[5]The Population Boon
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/Il7BzM

Philip Auerswald | American Interest | 16 April 2012

"For most of the past two centuries Malthusian fears of demographic
  doom have obscured the increasingly evident fact of a global
  demographic dividend." Fine essay explains why a growing population
  will change the world for better [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/population-boon

[7]Truth Or Consequences
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/J39Tqb

Joe Hagan | Texas Monthly | 16 April 2012

Eight years ago Dan Rather accused President George Bush of using
  National Guard service to dodge the Vietnam draft. The story blew up in
  Rather's face. His documents were fakes. Now, with Bush retired, the
  true story can be told [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/truth-or-consequences

[9]The Stain On Spain
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/I5FmG7

Eric Ellis | Global Mail | 16 April 2012

In three decades the Almeria region of south-east Spain has been
  transformed from one of the country's poorest regions to one of the
  richest. Wealth has been driven by the horticulture industry. And very
  cheap illegal African labour [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/stain-spain

[11]Why Washington’s Iran Policy Could Lead To Global Disaster
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/J2640s

Juan Cole | TomDispatch | 12 April 2012

"Economic war will not take down the Iranian government or bring it to
  the bargaining table on its knees ready to surrender its nuclear
  programme. It might, however, lead to actual armed conflict." (Starts
  after six-paragraph intro) [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/why-washington’s-iran-policy-could-lead-global-disaster

[13]Juicers, Trippers, And Crocodiles
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/IW7yMr

Adam Piore | Discover | 16 April 2012

"Never before has it been so easy to obtain the instructions, precursor
  molecules, and manufacturing capabilities to produce exotic,
  unregulated compounds on a mass scale." Welcome to the dangerous world
  of underground chemistry [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/juicers-trippers-and-crocodiles

[15]Six Degrees Of Aggregation
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/J4d3Kd

Michael Shapiro | Columbia Journalism Review | 16 April 2012

Monumental essay on origins, development of The Huffington Post.
  Excellent analysis throughout. "It iterated. It did not try to
  eliminate the possibility of failure. It did something different. It
  embraced it" [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/six-degrees-aggregation

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Ann Blair on The History of Information
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/ann-blair-on-history-information

The history professor and author of Too Much to Know tells us what
  researchers have been discovering about how earlier human societies
  collected, organised and used information [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/ann-blair-on-history-information

Featured Special Report

[19]The Killing of Trayvon Martin
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/reports/killing-trayvon-martin

On the case that has pitched America into soul-searching and division
  [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/killing-trayvon-martin

Reader Recommendations

@[21]TheBlackNile Let's Buy Afghanistan's Opium -- All of It. A modest
  proposal. #[22]browsings [23]t.co/DuAMU8zi [24]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/TheBlackNile
      22. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      23. http://latitude.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/04/18/buy-afghanistans-opium-to-undermine-the-taliban-and-curb-the-heroin-trade
      24. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[25]Book of the Day
    Links:
      25. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/internal-colonization-by-alexander-etkind

[26]Internal Colonization by Alexander Etkind
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/internal-colonization-by-alexander-etkind

[27]Edward Lucas says: “Etkind’s thesis is that Russia has had a unique
  model of development, which is that it colonised itself and encouraged
  exploitative behaviour” [28]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/edward-lucas-on-putin-and-russian-history
      28. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[29]Tupac Hologram Performance at Coachella
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/videos/tupac-hologram-performance-coachella

Is this the future of entertainment? (Caution: Lots of swearing)
  [30]More videos
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[31]Bubba Watson, having a Forrest Gump moment
    Links:
      31. http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1197108/1/index.htm

"That's the best part about history—we don't know what's going to
    happen"

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

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