Newsletter 761


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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]Ramadan In Aleppo
    Links:
      6. http://b.rw/Pm4D0g

Michael Weiss | Foreign Affairs | 13 August 2012

Letter from Syria. Rebels are freebooters, adventurers, amateurs.
  Al-Qaeda isn't manipulating them: That's Assad propaganda. And they're
  winning. "Even in tactical defeat they cost the regime money,
  ammunition, and men" [7]Comments
    Links:
      7. http://thebrowser.com/articles/ramadan-aleppo

[8]Why Shopping Will Never Be The Same
    Links:
      8. http://b.rw/TCaOQB

Jon Swartz | USA Today | 9 August 2012

Seismic changes are afoot in world of retail. Smartphones, social media
  data, augmented reality and other futuristic technologies threaten to
  change shopping forever. From magic mirrors to 3D printers, here's a
  look at what's coming [9]Comments
    Links:
      9. http://thebrowser.com/articles/why-shopping-will-never-be-same

[10]The War Against The Nuba
    Links:
      10. http://b.rw/SiwT4a

Jeffrey Gettleman | NYRB | 14 August 2012

"The war between the northern and southern Sudanese is one of the
  longest and most complex in Africa, driven by religious schisms, racial
  politics, oil, and an especially convoluted colonial legacy." This
  dispatch helps explain why [11]Comments
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/articles/war-against-nuba

[12]Deliberative Democracy
    Links:
      12. http://b.rw/Sio9v8

Alexander Görlach | European | 13 August 2012

Interview with Stanford's James Fishkin. "Political parties have every
  incentive to do whatever they can to win an election, even if that
  means misleading the public. I think representative sampling might be
  the way out." Here's how [13]Comments
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/articles/deliberative-democracy

[14]Does Copyright Matter?
    Links:
      14. http://b.rw/QyzhST

Tim Parks | NYRB | 14 August 2012

"Do I, as an author, have the right to prevent people copying my books
  for free? Should I have it? Does it matter?" Parks suggests the answer
  lies not in theories of ownership but in how we see the social function
  of copyright [15]Comments
    Links:
      15. http://thebrowser.com/articles/does-copyright-matter

[16]What Internet Habits Say About Mental Health
    Links:
      16. http://b.rw/TC55u8

Adrian Ward & Piercarlo Valdesolo | Scientific American | 14 August
  2012

"Peer-to-peer file sharing, heavy emailing and chatting online, and a
  tendency to quickly switch between multiple websites and other online
  resources all predict a greater propensity to experience symptoms of
  depression." Discuss [17]Comments
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/articles/what-internet-habits-say-about-mental-health

FiveBooks Interview

[18]Alison Gopnik on Children and their Minds
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/alison-gopnik-on-children-and-their-minds

The author and psychology professor tells us what's going on in
  children’s minds – and that it's a lot more than we may think [19]Read
  on
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/alison-gopnik-on-children-and-their-minds

Featured Special Report

[20]Paul Ryan
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/paul-ryan

He's the man with the (budget) plan. What will the selection of the
  Wisconsin congressman as vice presidential candidate do for the Romney
  campaign? [21]Read on
    Links:
      21. http://thebrowser.com/reports/paul-ryan

Reader Recommendations

@polit2k "@pierrebri: Taxing the rich to reduce the debt - it's time:
  [22]t.co/XeccQxw4" #gfc2 [23]#browsings [24]More like this
    Links:
      22. http://t.co/XeccQxw4
      23. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      24. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[25]Book of the Day
    Links:
      25. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/fault-lines-how-hidden-fractures-still-threaten-world-economy-by-raghuram-g-rajan

[26]Fault Lines by Raghuram G Rajan
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/fault-lines-how-hidden-fractures-still-threaten-world-economy-by-raghuram-g-rajan

[27]Robert Shiller says: “The book is interesting because it puts the
  subprime housing market in this larger context of growing social
  inequality in the US” [28]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/robert-shiller-on-human-traits-essential-capitalism
      28. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[29]Hell Broke Luce
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/videos/hell-broke-luce

Anti-war video from Tom Waits. Bosch meets Bergman [30]More videos
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[31]Helen Gurley Brown, on men
    Links:
      31. http://Readmorehttp//www.newyorker.com/arts/critics/books/2009/05/11/090511crbo_books_thurman#ixzz23axdpAR7

"They are often cheaper emotionally and a lot more fun by the dozen"

[32]More quotes
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      32. http://thebrowser.com/quotations

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