Newsletter 777


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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]The Legitimate Children Of Rape
    Links:
      6. http://b.rw/PEWJ6r

Andrew Solomon | New Yorker | 29 August 2012

Powerful, moving piece on the history of rape, and children born to
  victims. “Can you tell me how to love my daughter more? I want to love
  her so much, and I try my best, but when I look at her I see what
  happened to me" [7]Comments
    Links:
      7. http://thebrowser.com/articles/legitimate-children-rape

[8]Polar Melting Signals End Of Pax Arctica
    Links:
      8. http://b.rw/TCnncN

Irvin Studin | FT | 29 August 2012

Melting ice makes resource-rich Arctic lands accessible and
  exploitable. Five countries—the US, Russia, Canada, Norway and
  Denmark—have overlapping claims in the region. Prepare for trouble as
  they all start to exercise them [9]Comments
    Links:
      9. http://thebrowser.com/articles/polar-melting-signals-end-pax-arctica

[10]Talk Like An Iranian
    Links:
      10. http://b.rw/Oqhfma

Christopher de Bellaigue | Atlantic | 25 August 2012

Bellaigue, an Englishman whose wife is Iranian, visits the Department
  of Alien Affairs in Tehran to apply for citizenship. He is told his
  case stands a good chance of success. What follows is a lesson in
  Iranian manners and culture [11]Comments
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/articles/talk-iranian

[12]Seeking The Endemic Birds Of Jamaica And St Lucia
    Links:
      12. http://b.rw/TCDZRL

Jonathan Franzen | Condé Nast Traveler | 30 August 2012

One man, seven days, 33 elusive birds. "Part of the appeal of the
  birding game is that failure is inevitable, since nobody will ever see
  every species on the planet; and games in which success can be assured
  are not worth playing" [13]Comments
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/articles/seeking-endemic-birds-jamaica-and-st-lucia

[14]When The Bosphorus Dries Up
    Links:
      14. http://b.rw/OzF6U1

Orhan Pamuk | New City Reader | 28 August 2012

Science fiction, sort of. "As we sit on the balconies from which we
  once watched the moon glitter silver on the silken waters of the
  Bosphorus, we’ll watch instead the blue smoke rising from the corpses
  we’ve had to burn in a hurry" [15]Comments
    Links:
      15. http://thebrowser.com/articles/when-bosphorus-dries

[16]The Long, Strange Trip of Dock Ellis
    Links:
      16. http://b.rw/N1jIXJ

Patrick Hruby | ESPN | 24 August 2012

In 1970, Pirates baseball pitcher Dock Ellis threw a no-hitter while on
  LSD. He couldn't work out if the ball was a balloon or a golf ball, but
  it left a comet trail. And Richard Nixon was behind the plate, calling
  balls and strikes [17]Comments
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/articles/long-strange-trip-dock-ellis

FiveBooks Interview

[18]Emrys Westacott on Philosophy and Everyday Living
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/emrys-westacott-on-philosophy-and-everyday-living

Philosophy is sometimes assumed to be a dry, academic subject but, in
  reality, is anything but. A philosophy professor tells us how his
  subject is at least as much about how we live, love and relate to each
  other [19]Read on
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/emrys-westacott-on-philosophy-and-everyday-living

Featured Special Report

[20]Air Travel
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/air-travel

Airlines opened to us a world of thrilling possibility. But, for many,
  flying is still a terrifying prospect. Crashes, though rare, do happen.
  And then there are the security procedures bequeathed to us by 9/11
  [21]Read on
    Links:
      21. http://thebrowser.com/reports/air-travel

Reader Recommendations

@DiogoCMoreira RT @polit2k: "@delong: Ezra Klein on the Lies of Paul
  Ryan [22]t.co/qD7BQxDD" #election2012 #gfc2 [23]#browsings [24]More
  like this
    Links:
      22. http://t.co/qD7BQxDD
      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/lion-witch-and-wardrobe-by-cs-lewis

[26]The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by CS Lewis
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/lion-witch-and-wardrobe-by-cs-lewis

[27]Lev Grossman says: “I don’t think Lewis gets enough credit for his
  craft as a writer. The books are deceptively simple, one precisely
  observed sensory detail after another” [28]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/lev-grossman-on-fantasy
      28. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[29]The Abortion War
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/videos/abortion-war

'There's a sea of wounded out there. They're going to be bleeding right
  in front of you'
  [30]More videos
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[31]Clarence Lewis, on truth
    Links:
      31. http://stumblingandmumbling.typepad.com/stumbling_and_mumbling/2012/08/in-praise-of-bad-faith.html

"There is no a priori reason for supposing that the truth, when it
    is discovered, will necessarily prove interesting"

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

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