Newsletter 293


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[1]Latin Lessons
    Links:
      1. http://b.rw/emiUzK

Anonymous | Economist | 20 April 2011

New question for Europe is how, not whether, Greece defaults on debt.
  Germans keen to cite Uruguay's example of re-scheduled bond terms. But this
  is unlikely to be enough; like Mexico, a Brady-style plan needed to cut debt
  in half [2]Comments
    Links:
      2. http://thebrowser.com/articles/latin-lessons

[3]It’s Love At First Kill
    Links:
      3. http://b.rw/ecNUTD

Stephanie Rosenbloom | NYT | 22 April 2011

Welcome to a new dating frontier - the extraordinary world of multiplayer
  online games. World Of Warcraft has 12 million players - many on the look
  out for a sexy avatar with whom to kill imaginary creatures. And then
  discover love [4]Comments
    Links:
      4. http://thebrowser.com/articles/it’s-love-first-kill

[5]One Of The Most Terrifying Rhetoricians The World Has Seen
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/evZOpc

Martin Amis | Observer | 24 April 2011

Much to savour and enjoy in this appreciation of Christopher Hitchens by a
  long-standing friend. In debate, Amis would back him against Cicero. But
  it's the anecdotes recalling his spontaneous ripostes that bring this piece
  alive [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/one-most-terrifying-rhetoricians-world-has-seen

[7]Violent Injury: Just 'Part Of The Game'?
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/gBpGZN

Rebecca Leeks | Overland | 21 April 2011

On the dangers of head injuries in sport, this time from Australia where
  "big hits" are part of the lifeblood of Aussie rules football and the two
  rugby codes. Rule changes show growing awareness, but look ineffectual so
  far [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/violent-injury-just-part-game

[9]Bad Credit
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/eqMEHO

Kai Wright | The Nation | 8 April 2011

Investigation into modern day shylocks. Payday lending is a $30 billion
  industry in the US; despite attempts at regulation, lenders still manage to
  fleece desperate customers with suspect loan terms and spiralling interest
  rates [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/bad-credit

[11]The Necessity Of Leaderless Revolutions
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/gIEGeZ

Carne Ross | carneross.com | 23 April 2011

Arab uprisings have been succeeding because of, not despite, their lack of
  leaders. It's what makes them difficult to counter. A good thing too,
  because revolutionary leaders tend to make autocratic rulers once in power
  [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/necessity-leaderless-revolutions

FiveBooks Interview

[13]Ian McEwan on Books That Have Helped Shape His Novels
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/ian-mcewan-on-five-books-have-influenced-my-novels

Novelist Ian McEwan talks about the books that have helped shape his own –
  from the biography of a scientific genius to a treatise on the end of time
  – and the importance of finding ‘mental freedom’

Featured Topic

[14]American Conservatism
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/topics/american-conservatism

Bemused by the recent emergence of the Tea Party and radical politics in the
  US? Read on to get a truly comprehensive overview of American Conservatism

Reader Recommendations

@nuzav  Letters:  ‘My Finest Hour as an Investor’ – [15]nyti.ms/e3fQ0T
  #Browsings
    Links:
      15. http://nyti.ms/e3fQ0T

Book of the Day

[16]Secrets of the Temple by William Greider
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/secrets-temple-by-william-greider

[17]David Lynch says: “This book was the first popular look behind the
  curtain of the Fed, this very secretive institution”
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/david-j-lynch-on-economic-history

Video of the Day

[18]Welcome To Trove
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/videos/welcome-trove

Washington Post introduces introduces personalised news site, with some help
  from Next Media of Taiwan

Quote of the Day

[19]Geoffrey Pullum, on The Guardian
    Links:
      19. http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=3001

"The opinion section of _The Guardian_ is blessed with the name 'Comment
    Is Free', and sometimes what they publish is worth every penny of that"

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