Newsletter 663


Hic sunt camelopardus: this historical edition of The Browser is presented for archaeological purposes; links and formatting may be broken.

[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 Once And Future Dollar
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/Jd6Fwe

Barry Eichengreen | American Interest | 7 May 2012

Worries abound about global status of the dollar, what it would mean
  for the US politically and economically if it weakened. But, as
  Eichengreen shows, there are both benefits and drawbacks to the dollar
  as reserve currency [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/once-and-future-dollar

[7]The English Wars
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/KigHyV

Joan Acocella | New Yorker | 7 May 2012

Surveying the battle over the way we should speak. English "has always
  been a ragbag" and that has encouraged permissiveness. But the
  situation today is one of serious quarrel, between prescriptivists and
  descriptivists [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/english-wars

[9]The Beating Heart Donors
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/IYfZ9D

Dick Teresi | Discover | 2 May 2012

"Organ transplants would be peripheral to the story of death if they
  were what the organ trade claimed them to be: The neat extraction of
  body parts from totally dead, unfeeling corpses." Regrettably that is
  far from the case [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/beating-heart-donors

[11]Maurice Sendak, Children’s Author Who Upended Tradition, Dies At 83
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/JdfxBT

Margalit Fox | NYT | 8 May 2012

"Roundly praised, intermittently censored and occasionally eaten, Mr
  Sendak’s books were essential ingredients of childhood for the
  generation born after 1960 or thereabouts, and in turn for their
  children" [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/maurice-sendak-children’s-author-who-upended-tradition-dies-83

[13]The Gruesome History Of Eating Corpses As Medicine
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/JOwQId

Maria Dolan | Smithsonian | 7 May 2012

"For several hundred years many Europeans, including royalty, priests
  and scientists, routinely ingested remedies containing human bones,
  blood and fat as medicine for everything from headaches to epilepsy."
  Last example? 1908 [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/gruesome-history-eating-corpses-medicine

[15]Much To Answer For
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/JaTcqE

Glenn Loury | Boston Review | 5 May 2012

Time to reappraise James Q. Wilson, political scientist and
  criminologist. "Towering figure" in American social policy. But what a
  legacy. His writings laid the foundations for generalised imprisonment
  and zero-tolerance policing [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/much-answer

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Bruce Dowbiggin on Ice Hockey
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/bruce-dowbiggin-on-ice-hockey

Fast, violent and with a passionately political history, hockey is the
  sport that defines Canada. The sports columnist tells us how this came
  to be, and why hockey, still a thrilling spectacle, has also become
  more dangerous to play [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/bruce-dowbiggin-on-ice-hockey

Featured Special Report

[19]Air Travel
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/reports/air-travel

Airlines opened to us a world of thrilling possibility. But, for many,
  flying is still a terrifying prospect. Crashes, though rare, do happen.
  And then there are the security procedures bequeathed to us by 9/11
  [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/air-travel

Reader Recommendations

[21]evaeuropa RT @[22]polit2k: RT @[23]Frances_Coppola: RT
  @[24]duncanweldon: Superb analysis of Hollande by
  @[25]JeremyCliffe [26]t.co/edjPfZNu [27]#browsings [28]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/evaeuropa
      22. http://twitter.com/polit2k
      23. http://twitter.com/Frances_Coppola
      24. http://twitter.com/duncanweldon
      25. http://twitter.com/JeremyCliffe
      26. http://shiftinggrounds.org/2012/05/the-meaning-of-president-hollande
      27. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      28. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[29]Book of the Day
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/history-russian-revolution-by-leon-trotsky

[30]History of the Russian Revolution by Leon Trotsky
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/history-russian-revolution-by-leon-trotsky

[31]Roland Chambers says: “It pretends analytic detachment, but is, in
  fact, a colossal vanity mirror, in which Trotsky examines his life’s
  work as he wishes others to examine it” [32]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/roland-chambers-on-revolutionary-russia
      32. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[33]The Case For Naturalism
    Links:
      33. http://thebrowser.com/videos/case-naturalism

Physicist Sean Carroll explains how the progress of science has led to
  the view that nothing exists beyond the natural universe. Magnificent
  [34]More videos
    Links:
      34. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[35]Augusten Burroughs, on happiness
    Links:
      35. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304746604577379891905861390.html?mod=googlenews_wsj#articleTabs=article

"Joy is a fleeting emotion, like a very long sneeze"

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

| [37]Homepage | [38]Mobile Apps | [39]RSS Feeds | [40]Twitter |
  [41]Facebook | [42]Privacy Policy | [43]Contact Us |
  Having trouble reading this email? [44]View it in your browser.
  You are receiving this email because you signed up for the Best of the
  Moment newsletter on [45]thebrowser.com. [46]Click here to unsubscribe
    Links:
      37. http://thebrowser.com
      38. http://thebrowser.com/app
      39. http://thebrowser.com/feeds
      40. http://twitter.com/thebrowser
      41. http://www.facebook.com/Thebrowser
      42. http://thebrowser.com/privacy-policy
      43. http://thebrowser.com/contact
      44. *|ARCHIVE|*
      45. http://thebrowser.com/newsletters
      46. *|UNSUB|*

Join 75,000+ curious readers who grow with us every day

No spam. No nonsense. Unsubscribe anytime.

Great! Check your inbox and click the link to confirm your subscription
Please enter a valid email address!
You've successfully subscribed to The Browser
Welcome back! You've successfully signed in
Visitors from India: if you've had trouble renewing or signing up, please email support@thebrowser.com and we'll give you a free subscription
Could not sign in! Login link expired. Click here to retry
Cookies must be enabled in your browser to sign in
search