Newsletter 207


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[1]Can Europe Be Saved?
    Links:
      1. http://b.rw/g4Kf20

Paul Krugman | NYT Magazine | 12 January 2011

Excellent primer on the euro. Why common currency was created. Why Greece,
  Ireland and others have got into such trouble. What next steps might be.
  Debt restructuring: almost certain. Euro zone partial break-up: very
  possible.

[2]A Woman's Place Is At The Peace Table
    Links:
      2. http://b.rw/gaMLsk

Ann Jones | LAT | 13 January 2011

One way to get Afghanistan back into working order would be to give its
  women an equal place in society. Which they had, up until 1989. This used to
  be a modern country. Why does West let Karzai re-establish Islamist
  misogyny?

[3]Living With Christopher Isherwood
    Links:
      3. http://b.rw/gC2pQ2

James Fenton | TLS | 12 January 2011

Latest volume of writer's diaries covers 1960s, mostly in LA. "The world
  Isherwood describes, though full of men falling for each other, seems very
  short indeed on truly monogamous relationships. The gay life was not like
  that"

[4]Chatroulette's New Business Plan: Naked Men
    Links:
      4. http://b.rw/hR5Bal

Austin Carr | Fast Company | 12 January 2011

Fading video-chat site still attracts 50,000 men per day who want to show
  themselves naked. So it patches them through to adult sites, earns $100,000
  a month in referral fees. "What we're doing is selling naked men to
  websites"
  [5]View full selection
    Links:
      5. http://thebrowser.com/best

Today's FiveBooks Interview

[6]Jeremy Black on =THE HISTORY OF WAR=
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/jeremy-black-on-history-war

In military terms, the traditional view is that the rest of the world is
  struggling to catch up with the West, says Professor Jeremy Black. But, as
  some of his book choices reveal, this is historically inaccurate [7]Continue
  reading…
    Links:
      7. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/jeremy-black-on-history-war

Topic

[8]Natural History
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/topics/natural-history

Everything you need to know about natural history. Experts from London's
  Natural History Museum discuss their top five books on everything - from
  bats to plants, dinosaurs to meteorites and more
  [9]Continue reading…
    Links:
      9. http://thebrowser.com/topics/natural-history

Book of the Day

[10]The Ottoman Age of Exploration
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/ottoman-age-exploration-by-giancarlo-casale

-by Giancarlo Casale -

This  is a new book that argues that the Ottoman Empire had a maritime
  interest in the Indian Ocean which we have underrated. We have found it
  overly easy to think about the Ottomans in terms of a land empire, which
  they obviously were, but they were also an important maritime power and we
  ought to be using that to re-examine our standard assumptions about the
  West, after the 15th century, being the only source of maritime power, until
  you get the Japanese borrowing Western technology and ideas at the end 19th
  century.

[11]More recommendations…
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks

Browsings

[12]moulinlacoste New York exhibition of mysterious 17th Century paintings,
  reveals early signs of denim fashion. [13]on.wsj.com/eWoXlR #browsings
  [14]
  More user recommended #browsings…
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      12. http://twitter.com/moulinlacoste
      13. http://on.wsj.com/eWoXlR
      14. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

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