Weekly newsletter 23


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Best of the Week

[5]Chronicle Of A Catastrophe Foretold
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/oKP0Xm

John Carlin | Independent | 5 September 2011

Gripping 9/11 retrospective focusing on failure of CIA to pass critical
  information to FBI. "The judgement I made, and which I shall always regret,
  is that it was not quite important enough for me to risk going to jail"
  [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/chronicle-catastrophe-foretold

[7]Ten Things Everyone Should Know About Time
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/n2DI2L

Sean Carroll | Cosmic Variance | 1 September 2011

Each one a cracker. "Time" is the most used noun in our language but it's
  still a mystery. Oddly, we all live in the past – about 80 milliseconds
  back. Stranger still, if we couldn't manipulate time, we couldn't have
  consciousness [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/ten-things-everyone-should-know-about-time

[9]The Arab Counterrevolution
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/oQsK0n

Hussein Agha & Robert Malley | NYRB | 7 September 2011

Outstanding analysis of Arab uprisings, looking ahead to what may follow.
  "Revolutions devour their children. The spoils go to the resolute, the
  patient, who know what they are pursuing and how to achieve it" [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/arab-counterrevolution

[11]Neuroscience vs Philosophy
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/pJwUDU

Kerri Smith | Nature | 31 August 2011

A debate is raging between philosophers and scientists over nature of free
  will. Neuroscientists say they can prove it is an illusion. But philosophers
  aren't buying this. Here's a detailed account of the latest developments
  [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/neuroscience-vs-philosophy

[13]The Price of 9/11
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/nxXy4T

Joseph Stiglitz | Project Syndicate | 1 September 2011

Concise, highly critical economic assessment of Bush's post-9/11 wars. He
  took America into "the first war in history paid for entirely on credit".
  Legacy of his disastrous leadership will be with Americans for years to come
  [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/price-911

[15]The Dark Side Of An MIT Brain
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/otPu5T

Ryan Normandin | The Tech | 6 September 2011

Story of MIT graduate Lead Wey and the website he created
  seekingarrangement.com. Most dating websites match partners for long-term
  relationships. Not so with Wey's venture which is in essence a hub for
  prostitution. But a legal one [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/dark-side-mit-brain

[17]The Girl From Trails End
    Links:
      17. http://b.rw/nOlFST

Kathy Dobie | GQ | 6 September 2011

Well-told, thoroughly disturbing story of a Texas gang rape case. And the
  reaction in the community when it became known that the 11-year-old victim
  was Hispanic and all nineteen defendants were black [18]Comments
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/articles/girl-trails-end

[19]Noel Gallagher After Oasis
    Links:
      19. http://b.rw/oie8fJ

Chuck Klosterman | Grantland | 6 September 2011

Bland headline, possibly unattractive subject, ripsnorter of an interview.
  If you can tolerate liberal use of the f-word. About as far from the usual
  corporate, new-album-promoting puff as you're likely to find [20]Comments
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/articles/noel-gallagher-after-oasis

FiveBooks Interview

[21]Eric Olsen on How to Write
    Links:
      21. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/eric-olsen-on-how-write

From their egos and anxieties to the way they work, writers have more in
  common than we might think. The journalist and editor takes us inside the
  writing process and reveals who gives the best advice for aspiring authors
  [22]Read on
    Links:
      22. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/eric-olsen-on-how-write

Featured Topic

[23]9/11: Ten Years On
    Links:
      23. http://thebrowser.com/topics/911-ten-years

It's now a decade since the shocking and tragic events of 9/11. How did we
  get  to here and what have we learnt? We've collected some of the best
  writing reflecting on the legacy of the attacks for America and the world
  [24]Read on
    Links:
      24. http://thebrowser.com/topics/911-ten-years

Reader Recommendations

_@obitmag_ _#somethingtoread_ _#browsings_ Rick Perry's Insane Death Penalty
  Declaration: Texas Gov. Defends Capital Punishment System [25]ht.ly/6oQrJ
  [26]More like this
    Links:
      25. http://ht.ly/6oQrJ
      26. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Week

[27]Book of the Day
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/anglo-dutch-moment-by-jonathan-i-israel

[28]The Anglo-Dutch Moment by Jonathan I Israel
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/anglo-dutch-moment-by-jonathan-i-israel

[29]Steven Pincus says: “Israel was the first person to break the consensus
  about the un-revolutionary nature of the English Revolution of 1688-9”
  [30]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/steven-pincus-on-english-revolution-1688
      30. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks

Video of the Week

[31]'Grinding The Crack'
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/videos/grinding-crack

They call it extreme sports, but this looks more like near-certain death
  [32]More videos
    Links:
      32. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Week

[33]Ron Carlson, on writing
    Links:
      33. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/eric-olsen-on-how-write

"I write from personal experiences, whether I’ve had them or not"

[34]More quotes
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      34. http://thebrowser.com/quotations

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