Weekly newsletter 53


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[1]A selection of our best article links of the week, plus featured
  FiveBooks interviews, videos, quotations and more.
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      1. http://thebrowser.com

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Best of the Week

[5]Another Night To Remember
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/JdTtHN

Bryan Burrough | Vanity Fair | 19 April 2012

Reconstruction of the night the Costa Concordia became the largest
  passenger ship ever wrecked. It's a "story of heroism and disgrace, and
  also, in the mistakes of its captain and certain officers, a tale of
  monumental human folly" [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/another-night-remember

[7]Facebook: Like?
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/HYRJV5

Robert Lane Greene | Intelligent Life | 16 April 2012

Super essay on how Facebook is affecting everday life. "It's not just a
  technological marvel, a youth movement or a business story. After just
  eight years of existence, Facebook is the biggest social phenomenon
  since the telephone" [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/facebook

[9]Post-Prozac Nation
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/IDrOzV

Siddhartha Mukherjee | NYT | 19 April 2012

Was "serotonin hypothesis" of depression discarded too soon? Latest
  research suggests serotonin is indeed central to functioning of mood,
  but "its mechanism of action is vastly more subtle and more magnificent
  than we ever imagined" [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/post-prozac-nation

[11]Truth Or Consequences
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/J39Tqb

Joe Hagan | Texas Monthly | 16 April 2012

Eight years ago Dan Rather accused President George Bush of using
  National Guard service to dodge the Vietnam draft. The story blew up in
  Rather's face. His documents were fakes. Now, with Bush retired, the
  true story can be told [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/truth-or-consequences

[13]The World Our Grandchildren Will Inherit
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/HQ9l7X

Daron Acemoglu | MIT Press | 6 April 2012

Essay. Ten trends have defined our economic, social, and political
  lives for the past 100 years. The dominant one has been rising demand
  for individual rights. Will those trends, or different ones, shape the
  coming century? (PDF) [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/world-our-grandchildren-will-inherit

[15]An End To The War On Drugs
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/IPnWgN

Alma Guillermoprieto | NYRB | 12 April 2012

Central and South American leaders are bracing themselves to break with
  the United States and abandon the "war on drugs". They can't win it.
  The costs are too great. What follows? Perhaps legalisation for
  marijuana, at least [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/end-war-drugs

[17]In Conversation: Barney Frank
    Links:
      17. http://b.rw/HC6Jpo

Jason Zengerle | New York | 15 April 2012

Candid and caustic Massachusetts congressman discusses 30 years in
  Washington. Interesting throughout. On Republicans today: "Half of them
  are Michele Bachmann. The other half are afraid of losing a primary to
  Michele Bachmann" [18]Comments
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/articles/conversation-barney-frank

[19]My Life As A Failed Country Gentleman
    Links:
      19. http://b.rw/HWFk38

PJ O'Rourke | WSJ | 13 April 2012

Farming sounds fun until you try it. "Raccoons eat the corn, squash and
  tomatoes. Freezing rain take cares of everything else." But all is not
  lost. "I've formed an inviolate bond with the land. The bank calls it a
  mortgage" [20]Comments
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/articles/my-life-failed-country-gentleman

FiveBooks Interview

[21]Ann Blair on The History of Information
    Links:
      21. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/ann-blair-on-history-information

The history professor and author of Too Much to Know tells us what
  researchers have been discovering about how earlier human societies
  collected, organised and used information [22]Read on
    Links:
      22. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/ann-blair-on-history-information

Featured Topic

[23]Population and Resources
    Links:
      23. http://thebrowser.com/reports/population-and-resources

Will humans run out of natural resources? Is population growth a danger
  to society? Or will human innovation conquer? You decide [24]Read on
    Links:
      24. http://thebrowser.com/reports/population-and-resources

Reader Recommendations

@maisonneuvemag We expose bid-rigging, violence and sabotage at the
  heart of Montreal snow removal: [25]t.co/DEeor6g8 #longreads #browsings
  #muckreads[26]More like this
    Links:
      25. http://t.co/DEeor6g8
      26. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Week

[27]Book of the Day
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/forest-brothers-by-juozas-luksa

[28]Forest Brothers by Juozas Luksa
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/forest-brothers-by-juozas-luksa

[29]Keith Lowe says: “Luksa joined a group of partisans in order to try
  to fight against the Soviets. They had huge units of men hiding in the
  woods conducting ambushes on Soviet troops” [30]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/keith-lowe-on-aftermath-world-war-two
      30. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks

Video of the Week

[31]Leonardo: Anatomist
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/videos/leonardo-anatomist

Wonderful short film looks at the anatomical drawings of Leonardo da
  Vinci
  [32]More videos
    Links:
      32. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Week

[33]Bubba Watson, having a Forrest Gump moment
    Links:
      33. http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1197108/1/index.htm

"That's the best part about history - we don't know what's going to
    happen"

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

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