Newsletter 736


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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]Is Autism An 'Epidemic' Or Are We Just Noticing More People Who Have It?
    Links:
      6. http://b.rw/Mvya7w

Emily Willingham | The Crux | 11 July 2012

Autism is like a pool muddied by murky streams. Willingham clears these
  up. You'll see the whole business — surface, depths, contours — far
  better [7]Comments
    Links:
      7. https://thebrowser.com/articles/autism-epidemic-or-are-we-just-noticing-more-people-who-have-it

[8]Where Obama Shines
    Links:
      8. http://b.rw/Mvv8jA

David Brooks | NYT | 19 July 2012

In this "age of anxiety", Obama has managed foreign policy very well.
  "You don’t need big, bold visionaries. You need leaders who pay minute
  attention to the fleeting properties of each region’s specific
  circumstances" [9]Comments
    Links:
      9. https://thebrowser.com/articles/where-obama-shines

[10]The Genetics Of Stupidity
    Links:
      10. http://b.rw/MvB109

Kevin Mitchell | Wiring The Brain | 5 July 2012

To understand intelligence, maybe we should look not for what creates
  it, but for what destroys it. Fresh thinking and a great example of why
  scientists should blog [11]Comments
    Links:
      11. https://thebrowser.com/articles/genetics-stupidity

[12]One More Massacre
    Links:
      12. http://b.rw/MzBVfK

Adam Gopnik | New Yorker | 20 July 2012

"Every country has, along with its core civilities and traditions, some
  kind of inner madness. In America, it is the belief that guns designed
  to kill people can be widely available and not end with people being
  killed" [13]Comments
    Links:
      13. https://thebrowser.com/articles/one-more-massacre

[14]Prodigal Frum
    Links:
      14. http://b.rw/LE4g38

Mark Oppenheimer | Nation | 11 July 2012

Profile of David Frum. Coined the phrase "axis of evil" when writing
  speeches for George W Bush. Now he's a leading critic of the Republican
  right. Says the party has changed, not him. Truth is more complicated.
  And Canadian [15]Comments
    Links:
      15. https://thebrowser.com/articles/prodigal-frum

[16]How To Win Marathons
    Links:
      16. http://b.rw/MMyMEe

Jeremy Clarke | Global Mail | 19 July 2012

Last year, 151 athletes in the world ran under two hours, 10 minutes
  for the marathon. Of these, 121, including the 20 fastest, were Kenyan.
  Clarke visits the village of Iten in the Kenyan highlands to find out
  how they did it [17]Comments
    Links:
      17. https://thebrowser.com/articles/how-win-marathons

FiveBooks Interview

[18]Alan Rusbridger on the Future of News
    Links:
      18. https://thebrowser.com/interviews/alan-rusbridger-on-future-news

The editor of the Guardian talks to us about brave new frontiers for
  journalism, the hunt for a business model to pay for it all, and what
  he hopes (and fears) the Leveson inquiry will decide about press
  regulation [19]Read on
    Links:
      19. https://thebrowser.com/interviews/alan-rusbridger-on-future-news

Featured Special Report

[20]Population and Resources
    Links:
      20. https://thebrowser.com/reports/population-and-resources

Will humans run out of natural resources? Is population growth a danger
  to society? Or will human innovation conquer? You decide [21]Read on
    Links:
      21. https://thebrowser.com/reports/population-and-resources

Reader Recommendations

[22]polit2k MT @[23]Frances_Coppola: Here's the great London Banker on
  same subject. For Want Of A Nail, The Ship Was
  Lost [24]t.co/3k1anstU #[25]browsings[26]More like this
    Links:
      22. http://twitter.com/polit2k
      23. http://twitter.com/Frances_Coppola
      24. http://t.co/3k1anstU
      25. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#browsings
      26. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[27]Book of the Day
    Links:
      27. https://thebrowser.com/recommended/life-laid-bare-survivors-rwanda-speak-by-jean-hatzfeld

[28]Life Laid Bare by Jean Hatzfeld
    Links:
      28. https://thebrowser.com/recommended/life-laid-bare-survivors-rwanda-speak-by-jean-hatzfeld

[29]Philip Gourevitch says: Hatzfeld then went back to his village and
  watched them come home, and suddenly he had these two groups of people,
  whom he’d studied more closely than you can imagine, re-encountering
  one another. [30]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/philip-gourevitch-on-rwanda
      30. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[31]Paul Krugman's Advice To Recent Graduates
    Links:
      31. https://thebrowser.com/videos/paul-krugmans-advice-recent-graduates

"This is the third age of America. The great age of the intelligent
  person"
  [32]More videos
    Links:
      32. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[33]Buttonwood, on economics
    Links:
      33. http://www.economist.com/blogs/buttonwood/2012/07/economic-history?fsrc=scn/tw/te/bl/muddledmodels

"The best we can say about economics is that we know what not to do"

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

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