Weekly newsletter 14


Hic sunt camelopardus: this historical edition of The Browser is presented for archaeological purposes; links and formatting may be broken.

Best of the Week

[5]What The Papers Won’t Say
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/qLBRW7

Peter Oborne | Spectator | 6 July 2011

On Britain's phone-hacking scandal. Obviously, News of the World and News
  International are to blame. But so are politicians of both sides, for being
  frightened of Rupert Murdoch. And other newspapers, for keeping quiet about
  it [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/what-papers-won’t-say

[7]Once Greece Goes...
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/kNZTO1

John Lanchester | LRB | 30 June 2011

Excellent read on the EU, eurozone crisis, and coming default(s). Focuses on
  Greece, of course, but also interesting on Germany and reasons for the
  divide between politicians and public opinion in both those countries
  [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/once-greece-goes

[9]The Year Of Wonders
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/qlYFn2

Alex Shakar | Millions | 7 July 2011

Author describes experience of writing debut novel – from giant advance and
  swift literary stardom to extraordinary story of how everything fell to
  pieces post-publication. Enthralling from start to finish [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/year-wonders

[11]Obama's Original Sin
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/iv4snk

Frank Rich | New York | 3 July 2011

"What haunts the Obama administration is what still haunts the country: A
  stunning lack of accountability for the greed and misdeeds that brought
  America to grave financial crisis." There must be a reckoning. For Obama,
  for America [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/obamas-original-sin

[13]Drugs And The Meaning Of Life
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/rtQgyB

Sam Harris | The Blog | 5 July 2011

Would you want your daughter to take drugs? Most parents would not. "But if
  she does not try a psychedelic at least once in her adult life she may have
  missed one of the most important rites of passage a human being can
  experience" [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/drugs-and-meaning-life

[15]The Anatomy Of Intentional Action
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/lj7Hq3

Dan Jones | Philosopher In The Mirror | 24 June 2011

To make a moral judgement about an act, you need to know whether it was
  intentional or accidental. Right? Maybe. But what should we make of research
  suggesting we're more likely to view an act as intentional if we disapprove
  of it? [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/anatomy-intentional-action

[17]When Rape Victims Lie
    Links:
      17. http://b.rw/kwVtmr

Sasha | Sasha Said | 2 July 2011

"Good" rape victims dress modestly, are sober, upright citizens attacked by
  someone they don't know, try to fight off assault, report it immediately.
  Depart from this script, prepare to be disbelieved. But "bad" people get
  raped too [18]Comments
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/articles/when-rape-victims-lie

[19]Magicland
    Links:
      19. http://b.rw/km1ERF

Laurie Winer | LA Review of Books | 1 July 2011

Only two-and-a-half years but what a ride. Glenn Beck has broadcast his last
  Fox show. If you're not continuing the fun via his website at least enjoy
  this profile of the weeping TV star who found sobriety and Mormonism
  [20]Comments
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/articles/magicland

FiveBooks Interview

[21]Jim Shepard on Short Stories
    Links:
      21. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/jim-shepard-on-short-stories

The American writer shares his favourite collections, and tells us why short
  stories are like guerrilla warfare and perfect for the Twitter generation
  [22]Read on
    Links:
      22. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/jim-shepard-on-short-stories

Featured Topic

[23]Film
    Links:
      23. http://thebrowser.com/topics/film

What do film directors read? Is screenwriting literature? What are the best
  Indian films? Is there fame in film subtitling? Our experts and editors have
  the answers. For the film buff who browses ... [24]Read on
    Links:
      24. http://thebrowser.com/topics/film

Reader Recommendations

@[25]sophiemaynard Rupert      Murdoch      pulls     the     "reverse
  ferret": [26]t.co/kLU4Bdk#[27]browsings [28]More like this
    Links:
      25. http://twitter.com/sophiemaynard
      26. http://t.co/kLU4Bdk
      27. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#browsings
      28. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Week

[29]Book of the Day
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/collision-two-civilisations-british-expedition-china-1792-4-by-alain-peyrefitte

[30]The Collision of Two Civilisations by Alain Peyrefitte
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/collision-two-civilisations-british-expedition-china-1792-4-by-alain-peyrefitte

[31]Geoff Berridge says: "Peyrefitte uses remarkable Chinese as well as
  British sources and has produced one of the most colourful as well as most
  important works in the history of diplomacy" [32]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/geoff-berridge-on-why-we-need-diplomats
      32. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks

Video of the Week

[33]Nick Davies on phone-hacking, Murdoch and the News of the World
    Links:
      33. http://thebrowser.com/videos/nick-davies-phone-hacking-murdoch-and-news-world

"There is nobody who has been involved with the News of the World who is
  safe" [34]More videos
    Links:
      34. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Week

[35]Karl Smith, on children
    Links:
      35. http://modeledbehavior.com/2011/07/04/are-children-inferior-goods

"Children are inferior goods. That is, the richer we get the fewer we
    want"

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

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