Newsletter 726


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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

[6]True Crime
    Links:
      6. http://b.rw/L5MhxB

Caspar Melville | New Humanist | 9 July 2012

Conversation with death row lawyer Clive Stafford Smith. Precise
  evisceration of forensic science, and American justice system.
  Unequivocal on death penalty: “Capital punishment means those without
  the capital get the punishment” [7]Comments
    Links:
      7. https://thebrowser.com/articles/true-crime

[8]How To Abolish The Electoral College (Really!)
    Links:
      8. http://b.rw/L5MXDc

Jeff Strabone | 3 Quarks Daily | 9 July 2012

Small US states have blocked efforts to abolish the electoral college
  because they think the present system amplifies their voting power and
  a nationwide popular vote would dilute it. But are they right?
  Arithmetic suggests not [9]Comments
    Links:
      9. https://thebrowser.com/articles/how-abolish-electoral-college-really

[10]Reading Each Other
    Links:
      10. http://b.rw/LbhJzm

Sarah Skwire | Freeman | 1 July 2012

What's the value of art, philosophy, music, literature? None will solve
  the world's problems. "The best the humanities can do is to remind us
  that, as Auden put it, 'We must love one another or die', and then show
  us how to do it" [11]Comments
    Links:
      11. https://thebrowser.com/articles/reading-each-other

[12]The Anti-Balfour Declaration
    Links:
      12. http://b.rw/NHFcp8

Hussein Ibish | Daily Beast | 10 July 2012

Benjamin Netanyahu has a problem. A committee he appointed has exceeded
  its mandate, with the result that he may be forced to clarify whether
  or not Israel sees itself as occupying the West Bank. Here's why he
  would rather not say [13]Comments
    Links:
      13. https://thebrowser.com/articles/anti-balfour-declaration

[14]The Gym Teachers Of Academia
    Links:
      14. http://b.rw/NfindB

Michael Ruse | Philosopher's Magazine | 9 July 2012

"I am proud to be a philosopher, and I defend to the death the
  intrinsic worth of what I am doing. If looking critically at one of the
  most important forces in our society – science – is not of worth, then
  I do not know what is" [15]Comments
    Links:
      15. https://thebrowser.com/articles/gym-teachers-academia

[16]Can Oral Sex Cure Morning Sickness?
    Links:
      16. http://b.rw/NgLg9Q

Jesse Bering | Slate | 10 July 2012

Why do some pregnant women get morning sickness? One view is that it
  helps protect the foetus from damaging foods and the mother from
  miscarriage. But there is an alternative theory. Which is where the
  headline comes in [17]Comments
    Links:
      17. https://thebrowser.com/articles/can-oral-sex-cure-morning-sickness

FiveBooks Interview

[18]Will Brooker on Comics
    Links:
      18. https://thebrowser.com/interviews/will-brooker-on-comics

Fed up of superhero films? Hiding your copy of Watchmen behind The
  Economist on the train? Comics are a serious literary form as well as
  being fun, says the author of a new book on Batman [19]Read on
    Links:
      19. https://thebrowser.com/interviews/will-brooker-on-comics

Featured Special Report

[20]London and the Olympics
    Links:
      20. https://thebrowser.com/reports/london-and-olympics

The Games creep ever closer, though in London you'd hardly know it.
  Here's a sideways look at the event and its host city [21]Read on
    Links:
      21. https://thebrowser.com/reports/london-and-olympics

Reader Recommendations

@[22]jessradio 'The Bold Comedians of Syria Strike Back' - my latest
  for  @[23]TheGlobalMail:  [24]t.co/21WRKS2c
  #[25]longread #[26]browsings
    Links:
      22. http://twitter.com/jessradio
      23. http://twitter.com/TheGlobalMail
      24. http://t.co/21WRKS2c
      25. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#longread
      26. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#browsings

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

Book of the Day

[28]Book of the Day
    Links:
      28. https://thebrowser.com/recommended/dying-words-by-nicholas-evans

[29]Dying Words by Nicholas Evans
    Links:
      29. https://thebrowser.com/recommended/dying-words-by-nicholas-evans

[30]Nicholas Ostler says: “It’s language history from the point of view
  of the “little guy”. Evans gives you an idea of how the world seems
  when you speak a very small language”[31]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/nicholas-ostler-on-history-and-diversity-language
      31. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[32]Women Who Refuse To Die
    Links:
      32. https://thebrowser.com/videos/women-who-refuse-die

Survivors of Srebrenica. A documentary
  [33]More videos
    Links:
      33. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[34]Wittgenstein, on perception
    Links:
      34. http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2012/07/wittgenstein-weighs-in-on-the-higgs-boson/259608

"One thinks that one is tracing the outline of the thing's nature,
    and one is merely tracing round the frame through which we look at
    it"

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

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