Weekly newsletter 21


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Best of the Week

[5]The Accomplice
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/oUHtMS

Philippe Sands | Vanity Fair | 23 August 2011

Terrific feature on Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, assessing his complicity in
  father's crimes. International lawyer Sands talks to three who know him well
  – his LSE professor, mentor in Libya and the prosecutor who may yet decide
  his fate [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/accomplice

[7]Out Of Control
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/qfcYSk

Anonymous | Spiegel | 22 August 2011

Excellent, detailed report on destructive power of financial institutions.
  Markets are in turmoil. Banks are taking incalculable risks again. Failure
  to implement effective regulation leaves just one possibility. Yet another
  crash [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/out-control

[9]Gold Coins: The Mystery of the Double Eagle
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/row4T7

Susan Berfield | Businessweek | 25 August 2011

Intriguing tale of rare Double Eagle gold coin. “It’s a freak. The coins
  shouldn’t have been minted, but they were." Most were melted into bullion in
  1937. But some escaped. So the Secret Service has been chasing them for 70
  years [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/gold-coins-mystery-double-eagle

[11]Jon Huntsman: The Outsider
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/qEHbcP

Jacob Weisberg | Vogue | 18 August 2011

Enjoyable, informative, largely sympathetic profile of Republican
  presidential contender – "a thinking person’s candidate whose candour shines
  a light on the evasions of his rivals, even if it fails to change the
  outcome" [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/jon-huntsman-outsider

[13]Why Software Is Eating The World
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/pjFM6y

Marc Andreessen | WSJ | 20 August 2011

Leading VC says this isn't a bubble. It's more important than that: "We are
  in the middle of a dramatic and broad technological and economic shift in
  which software companies are poised to take over large swathes of the
  economy" [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/why-software-eating-world-0

[15]Partners
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/pwwrsF

Jeffrey Toobin | New Yorker | 22 August 2011

Is it really 20 years since Clarence Thomas won his tumultuous battle to
  become a US Supreme Court justice? This long, informative assessment calls
  him probably the most conservative justice to serve on the court since the
  1930s [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/partners

[17]Leave The Driving To It
    Links:
      17. http://b.rw/q4Khuk

Brian Hayes | American Scientist | 22 August 2011

Wonderful, thorough analysis of driverless cars. Investigating how they
  could disrupt everyday life, the unique challenges they could pose and what
  technologies they need to become a viable, mainstream method of transport
  [18]Comments
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/articles/leave-driving-it

[19]What's It Like When Your Film Flops?
    Links:
      19. http://b.rw/ncBV2x

Sean Hood | Quora | 24 August 2011

Writer of "Conan the Barbarian" explains. "As the release date approaches
  and tracking numbers start to fall, you start adjusting expectations, always
  with a desperate optimism. You hope that advertising will improve the
  numbers" [20]Comments
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/articles/whats-it-when-your-film-flops

FiveBooks Interview

[21]Misha Glenny on Cyber Security
    Links:
      21. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/misha-glenny-on-cyber-security

There's an unseen, and mostly unacknowledged, cyber war going on. The author
  of _Dark Market_ tells us who's involved, how far it spreads and what could
  happen if we let it continue unchecked [22]Read on
    Links:
      22. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/misha-glenny-on-cyber-security

Featured Topic

[23]Steve Jobs's Legacy
    Links:
      23. http://thebrowser.com/topics/steve-jobss-legacy

The great man has retired. Here's what we should remember him for and what
  his departure means for Apple [24]Read on
    Links:
      24. http://thebrowser.com/topics/steve-jobss-legacy

Reader Recommendations

_@polit2k_  Arvind Subramanian | The Inevitable Superpower | Why China’s
  Dominance Is a Sure Thing [25]t.co/jfXmq4J (pdf) [26]#browsings [27]More
  like this
    Links:
      25. http://t.co/jfXmq4J
      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/living-denial-by-kari-marie-norgaard

[29]Living in Denial by Kari Marie Norgaard
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/living-denial-by-kari-marie-norgaard

[30]Carol Gilligan says: _“This asks why people with knowledge about climate
  change often fail to translate that knowledge into action. It describes many
  kinds of denial” _[31]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/carol-gilligan-on-gender-and-human-nature
      31. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks

Video of the Week

[32]Bahrain: Shouting In The Dark
    Links:
      32. http://thebrowser.com/videos/bahrain-shouting-dark

Al-Jazeera documentary that Saudi and Bahraini authorities tried to bury.
  Melodramatic, but interesting  [33]More videos
    Links:
      33. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Week

[34]Warren Buffett, on confirmation bias
    Links:
      34. http://www.farnamstreetblog.com/mental-model-confirmation-bias

"What the human being is best at doing is interpreting all new information
    so that their prior conclusions remain intact"

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

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