Newsletter 782


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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]Murder Spotlights Pakistan's 'Heroin Kingpin'
    Links:
      6. http://b.rw/OWPfsv

Matthew Green | Reuters | 5 September 2012

"Few in Pakistan or abroad know the country is home to a suspected
  major player in a $68 billion global opiates industry that has claimed
  far more lives than attacks by al-Qaeda." Has anybody ever got close to
  touching him? No [7]Comments
    Links:
      7. http://thebrowser.com/articles/murder-spotlights-pakistans-heroin-kingpin

[8]Will I Live Longer Than My Cat?
    Links:
      8. http://b.rw/OWNQSw

David Spiegelhalter | BBC | 4 September 2012

Statistician considers the probability of long life in charming short
  article. "It's odd to think we have been essentially ageing only nine
  months for each year that passes." But that is the effect of rising
  life expectancy [9]Comments
    Links:
      9. http://thebrowser.com/articles/will-i-live-longer-my-cat

[10]Convention Speech
    Links:
      10. http://b.rw/PHGD7S

Michelle Obama | NPR | 4 September 2012

Obviously it loses something on the page, and it takes three or four
  paragraphs to pick up speed, but when it does, this is one of the great
  convention speeches, maybe one of the great political speeches, of
  modern times [11]Comments
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/articles/convention-speech

[12]Syrian Children Offer Glimpse Of A Future Of Reprisals
    Links:
      12. http://b.rw/NaL5yI

David Kirkpatrick | NYT | 3 September 2012

Disturbing report from Syrian refugee camp in Jordan. Where even young
  children are focused on sectarian revenge. "I hate the Alawites and the
  Shiites. We are going to kill them with our knives, just like they
  killed us" [13]Comments
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/articles/syrian-children-offer-glimpse-future-reprisals

[14]The Siege Of Academe
    Links:
      14. http://b.rw/OUZC1s

Kevin Carey | Washington Monthly | 1 September 2012

"Higher education is a publicly subsidized, heavily regulated,
  culturally entrenched sector that has stubbornly resisted digital
  rationalization." But it can't do so forever. Barbarians are at the
  gate. When will they break through? [15]Comments
    Links:
      15. http://thebrowser.com/articles/siege-academe

[16]Coming Soon: Artificial Limbs Controlled By Thought
    Links:
      16. http://b.rw/Rh1TQP

Miguel Nicolelis | Scientific American | 29 August 2012

Pistorius running on blades is certainly an impressive sight. But did
  you know that the first kick of the next World Cup will be made by a
  paralysed teenager, controlling robotic legs by the power of thought?
  Welcome to the future [17]Comments
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/articles/coming-soon-artificial-limbs-controlled-thought

FiveBooks Interview

[18]Eric Foner on the Evolution of Liberalism
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/eric-foner-on-evolution-liberalism

The historian chooses five books illustrating how concepts of American
  liberalism have changed over the past 50 years, and tells us about the
  tension that lies at the heart of liberalism today
  [19]Read on
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/eric-foner-on-evolution-liberalism

Featured Special Report

[20]Hackers
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/hackers

Cars, nuclear plants, computers, phones, webcams -- they all succumb to
  hackers in the end [21]Read on
    Links:
      21. http://thebrowser.com/reports/hackers

Reader Recommendations

@[22]polit2k A breakthrough in Europe? [23]t.co/S77zYt8a via @[24]Yves
  Smith #[25]eurocrisis #[26]gfc2 [27]#browsings [28]More like this
    Links:
      22. http://twitter.com/polit2k
      23. http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2012/09/a-breakthrough-in-europe.html
      24. http://twitter.com/Yves
      25. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#eurocrisis
      26. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#gfc2
      27. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      28. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[29]Book of the Day
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/philosophy-andy-warhol-b-and-back-again-by-andy-warhol

[30]The Philosophy of Andy Warhol by Andy Warhol
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/philosophy-andy-warhol-b-and-back-again-by-andy-warhol

[31]Hal Foster says: “In The Philosophy of Andy Warhol he adopts the
  persona of idiot savant. He says idiotic things that are weirdly deep”
  [32]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/hal-foster-on-pop-art
      32. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[33]Legitimate Rape
    Links:
      33. http://thebrowser.com/videos/legitimate-rape

"It's like regular birth control. Except it's imagined by crazy people"
  [34]More videos
    Links:
      34. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[35]Geoff Dyer, on Conrad
    Links:
      35. http://www.guernicamag.com/features/ship-write

"Heart of Darkness is not just a book but a modern myth—everyone has
    read it, even if they have not done so personally"

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

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