Newsletter 740


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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]A High Holy Whodunit
    Links:
      6. http://b.rw/LNhjPZ

Ronen Bergman | NYT | 25 July 2012

On the mystery of the Aleppo Codex, the oldest, most complete, most
  accurate text of the Hebrew Bible. Some of it is in Jerusalem. The
  story of how it got there and how some of its pages went missing is to
  touch the rawest of nerves [7]Comments
    Links:
      7. http://thebrowser.com/articles/high-holy-whodunit

[8]Undead: The Rabies Virus Remains A Medical Mystery
    Links:
      8. http://b.rw/MlOYwN

Monica Murphy & Bill Wasik | Wired | 23 July 2012

Nobody survives rabies: It is fatal in all cases. That's what experts
  told us for millennia. But then a controversial new treatment allowed
  five to survive. Is there a miracle cure? Or were we wrong to assume
  rabies always kills? [9]Comments
    Links:
      9. http://thebrowser.com/articles/undead-rabies-virus-remains-medical-mystery

[10]Another Summer Of Discontent
    Links:
      10. http://b.rw/MlSBTy

Daniel Alpert | Economonitor | 24 July 2012

Sharp economic analysis highlights four key facts about global economy
  that have become apparent since financial crisis began. And the
  challenge economists and politicians face in trying to address them
  simultaneously [11]Comments
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/articles/another-summer-discontent

[12]Europe's Impossible Dream
    Links:
      12. http://b.rw/Okzlqg

John Lloyd | Reuters | 23 July 2012

The logic of the economics dictates political and economic union. But
  that would require a solidarity among nations that does not exist. So
  "European politicians must now attempt something for which they are
  wholly unprepared" [13]Comments
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/articles/europes-impossible-dream

[14]Op-Ed Militarism
    Links:
      14. http://b.rw/MEpnDO

Micah Zenko | CFR | 18 July 2012

Despite the bellicose stereotype, generals are typically averse to
  military interventions. The real warmongers are the op-ed writers.
  They're forever demanding that America invade here or bomb there. What
  are they thinking? [15]Comments
    Links:
      15. http://thebrowser.com/articles/op-ed-militarism

[16]Others’ Milk
    Links:
      16. http://b.rw/NSS4eF

Benjamin Phelan | Slate | 24 July 2012

"There are about 6,000 mammal species, each with its own unique milk,
  but we get at least 97 percent of all our dairy products from one
  animal." The cow. How come we don't use milk from yaks, elk, camels or
  even pigs? [17]Comments
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/articles/others’-milk

FiveBooks Interview

[18]Belinda Jack on the History of Women Readers
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/belinda-jack-on-history-women-readers

The freedom to pick up a book is something we take almost for granted
  today but women readers have faced all manner of obstacles throughout
  history, as the author of The Woman Reader explains [19]Read on
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/belinda-jack-on-history-women-readers

Featured Special Report

[20]After Aurora
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/after-aurora

How does one make sense of such killings? And can we, will we, do
  anything to stop it happening again? [21]Read on
    Links:
      21. http://thebrowser.com/reports/after-aurora

Reader Recommendations

@[22]polit2k The parable of the ox | John Kay | [23]t.co/Zn5Uza0o
  [24]t.co/KpfYdKlV #[25]browsings h/t @[26]TimHarford [27]More like this
    Links:
      22. http://twitter.com/polit2k
      23. http://www.ft.com/home/europe
      24. http://t.co/KpfYdKlV
      25. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      26. http://twitter.com/TimHarford
      27. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[28]Book of the Day
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/hierarchy-forest-by-christopher-boehm

[29]Hierarchy in the Forest by Christopher Boehm
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/hierarchy-forest-by-christopher-boehm

[30]Paul Seabright says: “According to Boehm, if any warrior in a
  forager society gets too big for his boots he provokes a defensive
  coalition of the beta males to restrain him” [31]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/paul-seabright-on-evolution-and-human-cooperation
      31. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[32]Forensic Psychologist on Violent Minds
    Links:
      32. http://thebrowser.com/videos/forensic-psychologist-violent-minds

After Aurora, Colorado. Fascinating (h/t @David_Dobbs)
  [33]More videos
    Links:
      33. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[34]Dwight Macdonald, on information
    Links:
      34. http://www.easthamptonstar.com/?q=Books/2012717/Long-Island-Books-Great-Contrarian#.UAoJJEwr5Lo.twitter

“The real problem of our day is how to escape being well informed"

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

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