Weekly newsletter 15


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Best of the Week

[5]The ‘Dramatic Picture’ Of Richard Feynman
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/nW4lnY

Freeman Dyson | NYRB | 4 July 2011

Profile of Richard Feynman, physics superstar. "He created the language that
  a majority of modern physicists speak. Incidentally, he created a language
  that ordinary people without mathematical training can understand"
  [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/‘dramatic-picture’-richard-feynman

[7]The Menace Within
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/oXjHIe

Romesh Ratnesar | Stanford Magazine | 5 July 2011

Forty years after the notorious Stanford prison experiment, how do the
  guards, prisoners and researchers feel about it now? "When you have little
  or no supervision, things just keep escalating. You think, how can we top
  yesterday?" [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/menace-within

[9]Nelson Mandela's Legacy
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/qDftpv

John Carlin | Cairo Review of Global Affairs | 10 July 2011

Tremendously well-crafted, well-informed piece of writing, paying tribute to
  political skills and intelligence of former South African president. To
  focus on his (admirable) spirit of forgiveness is to underestimate the man
  hugely [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/nelson-mandelas-legacy

[11]The Unselfish Gene
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/o0CUtY

Yochai Benkler | HBR | 4 July 2011

Superb essay challenging notion of innate human selfishness and the rational
  actor theory. Biology, sociology, experimental economics, political science.
  All contain powerful ideas about natural cooperation [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/unselfish-gene

[13]Murdoch, Like Napoleon, Is A Great Bad Man
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/oyIjGo

Conrad Black | FT | 13 July 2011

Murdoch rarely keeps his word. Exploits the miseries of others. Betrays
  every political leader who trusts him. Malicious myth-maker. All his
  instincts point downmarket. But he's a great businessman. And probably not a
  criminal [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/murdoch-napoleon-great-bad-man-0

[15]'Little Gitmo'
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/rg7CIm

Christopher Stewart | New York | 10 July 2011

In 2004 Yassin Aref was caught in an FBI sting in upstate New York. He was
  about to become the latest inmate in a secretive prison called a
  Communication Management Unit, where an estimated 70% of the inmates are
  Muslim [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/little-gitmo

[17]MI6 In My Day
    Links:
      17. http://b.rw/pAUYvo

John Le Carré | Mail On Sunday | 10 July 2011

Reminiscences pegged to the remake of "Tinker, Tailor" with Gary Oldman in
  the Alec Guinness role. "You’ve got to have spies, but the important thing
  is that you’re not enchanted by them. Use them and don’t let them use you"
  [18]Comments
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/articles/mi6-my-day

[19]Murdoch: Network Defeats Hierarchy
    Links:
      19. http://b.rw/qmLTOE

Paul Mason | BBC | 10 July 2011

Chomsky was right, at least about News Corp: the mass media is a propaganda
  machine. News Corp propaganda was all about maintaining Rupert Murdoch's
  power. Now the spell is broken. Taboo is gone. We can ask how it ever
  happened [20]Comments
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/articles/murdoch-network-defeats-hierarchy

FiveBooks Interview

[21]Kenneth Miller on Arguments against Creationism
    Links:
      21. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/kenneth-miller-on-arguments-against-creationism

The  biology  professor, and Catholic, tells us what we should read to
  understand the battle being fought between scientists and creationists
  [22]Read on
    Links:
      22. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/kenneth-miller-on-arguments-against-creationism

Featured Topic

[23]Moral Philosophy
    Links:
      23. http://thebrowser.com/topics/moral-philosophy

Do babies have morals? Does surveillance make us better? Is free will an
  illusion or not? Is there such a thing as evil? Get to grips with the big
  questions of right and wrong [24]Read on
    Links:
      24. http://thebrowser.com/topics/moral-philosophy

Reader Recommendations

_@polit2k_  BBC  News  -  Practical steps to prevent eurozone meltdown -
  [25]goo.gl/uIXip _#browsings_ _#gfc2_ [26]#browsings [27]More like this
    Links:
      25. http://goo.gl/uIXip
      26. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      27. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Week

[28]Book of the Day
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/zaat-by-sonallah-ibrahim

[29]Zaat by Sonallah Ibrahim
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/zaat-by-sonallah-ibrahim

[30]Issandr El Amrani says: _"Zaat is a book that captures the suffocating
  nature  of  the  Mubarak  regime,  and not just in the last few years"_
  [31]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/issandr-el-amrani-on-understanding-arab-world
      31. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks

Video of the Week

[32]Alain de Botton on Pessimism
    Links:
      32. http://thebrowser.com/videos/alain-de-botton-pessimism

"I want to talk about impotence first. Who here has been impotent recently?"
  [33]More videos
    Links:
      33. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Week

[34]Paul Graham, on pricing
    Links:
      34. http://blog.karolzielinski.com/paul-graham-and-his-recipe-for-good-prices

"You’ve found market price when buyers complain but still pay"

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

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