Newsletter 753


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

[6]How Apple And Amazon Security Flaws Led To My Epic Hacking
    Links:
      6. http://b.rw/Nlg7j8

Mat Honan | Wired | 6 August 2012

"In the space of one hour, my entire digital life was destroyed."
  Honan's Google account was compromised and deleted; his Twitter account
  spued out racist tweets; and all data was erased from his iPad, iPhone
  and MacBook. Here's how [7]Comments
    Links:
      7. http://thebrowser.com/articles/how-apple-and-amazon-security-flaws-led-my-epic-hacking

[8]What Happened To Europe?
    Links:
      8. http://b.rw/OZhs46

Amartya Sen | New Republic | 2 August 2012

Masterful essay assesses history of European integration, and the
  political and economic challenges facing single currency. "It is
  difficult to see austerity as a soundly reasoned economic solution to
  the European malaise" [9]Comments
    Links:
      9. http://thebrowser.com/articles/what-happened-europe

[10]At The Olympics: Hype vs Reality
    Links:
      10. http://b.rw/RiS34B

Mike Marqusee | Mike Marqusee | 4 August 2012

"The boosterism is relentless. Commentators rush to squeeze the events
  and results into preferred narratives and to draw an apposite moral
  lesson. These lessons are invariably platitudes." So here's a different
  interpretation [11]Comments
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/articles/olympics-hype-vs-reality

[12]I, Nephi
    Links:
      12. http://b.rw/MJc8xp

Adam Gopnik | New Yorker | 6 August 2012

On the history and meaning of Mormonism. "Joseph Smith’s strange faith
  has become a denomination within the bigger creed of commerce. This
  gospel of prosperity is the one American faith that will never fail"
  [13]Comments
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/articles/i-nephi

[14]Too Bad To Fail
    Links:
      14. http://b.rw/OWdnfl

Richard Cockett | Literary Review | 7 August 2012

Why North Korea is The Impossible State, and still exists. "The Kim
  family has constructed a state that is so ghastly that everyone else
  fears the consequences of its falling apart more than they look forward
  to its demise" [15]Comments
    Links:
      15. http://thebrowser.com/articles/too-bad-fail

[16]Reaching For 'The Heart Of The Matter'
    Links:
      16. http://b.rw/MJ7647

Aimee Liu | LA Review Of Books | 5 August 2012

Homage to Graham Greene. He cared. "The facts in Greene's fiction
  resonate not just historically, but also philosophically and
  theologically. Political exigencies within the narrative become prisms
  for personal choice" [17]Comments
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/articles/reaching-heart-matter

FiveBooks Interview

[18]Kenan Malik on Morality Without God
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/kenan-malik-on-morality-without-god

Religion is often presented as the guardian of moral values. The
  problem with this, says the author and broadcaster, is that it
  diminishes what it means to be human. He draws on Plato and a medieval
  Arab poet to explain why [19]Read on
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/kenan-malik-on-morality-without-god

Featured Special Report

[20]Putin's Russia
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/putins-russia

A disputed election, protests, accusations of being a mafia state. As
  Vladimir Putin prepares to take back the presidency, what kind of
  country does he lead? [21]Read on
    Links:
      21. http://thebrowser.com/reports/putins-russia

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