Newsletter 295


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[2]Inside The GOP's Fact-Free Nation
    Links:
      2. http://b.rw/dSX4jK

Rick Perlstein | Mother Jones | 25 April 2011

How lying became a normal part of American politics. Many presidents told
  lies occasionally. Reagan made it a habit. Now it's considered rude to call
  out a lie. "Balanced" media reporting treats truth and lies with equal
  respect [3]Comments
    Links:
      3. http://thebrowser.com/articles/inside-gops-fact-free-nation

[4]The Wrath Of Abbas
    Links:
      4. http://b.rw/eNXh3t

Dan Ephron | Newsweek | 24 April 2011

Mahmoud Abbas is frustrated with Barack Obama, especially over Israeli
  settlements. "We both went up the tree. After that, he came down with a
  ladder and he removed the ladder and said to me, jump. Three times he did
  it" [5]Comments
    Links:
      5. http://thebrowser.com/articles/wrath-abbas

[6]The Financial Exploitation Of Models
    Links:
      6. http://b.rw/f7wqZm

Jenna Sauers | Dis | 25 April 2011

Aspirant fashion model's memoir. "Within eight weeks I owed €4,255 to the
  Elite agency in Paris. I kept at it another two years, until I owed over
  $10,000. This is a partial accounting of the bad decisions I made in that
  time" [7]Comments
    Links:
      7. http://thebrowser.com/articles/financial-exploitation-models

[8]Medieval Origins Of Nazi Anti-Semitism
    Links:
      8. http://b.rw/ezQCGi

Nico Voigtländer et al | UCLA | 25 April 2011

Academic paper (PDF). German cities with worst anti-Jewish pogroms during
  the Black Death (1348-50), also had most violence against Jews in 1920s,
  most  votes  for Nazi Party, biggest deportations, worst Kristallnacht
  destruction [9]Comments
    Links:
      9. http://thebrowser.com/articles/medieval-origins-nazi-anti-semitism

[10]Washington On The Rocks
    Links:
      10. http://b.rw/gxz4xA

Alfred McCoy and Brett Reilly | TomDispatch | 24 April 2011

US  world order was based on national leaders who served Washington as
  "subordinate elites". Now this "motley collection of autocrats, aristocrats
  and uniformed thugs" is crumbling, it threatens to take US global influence
  with it [11]Comments
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/articles/washington-rocks

[12]100 Rules For Being An Entrepreneur
    Links:
      12. http://b.rw/gBFntG

James Altucher | Altucher Confidential | 25 April 2011

Actually, there are only about 70 rules here. But, as the last rule says,
  always be looking out for things you can change. "Depressions, recessions,
  don’t matter. There’s $15 trillion in the economy. You’re allowed a piece of
  it" [13]Comments
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/articles/100-rules-being-entrepreneur

FiveBooks Interview

[14]Tarek Osman on the Arab World
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/tarek-osman-on-arab-world

The Egyptian author and journalist discusses Egypt’s past and present and
  the main issues facing the post-revolutionary Arab world

Featured Topic

[15]Financial Crisis
    Links:
      15. http://thebrowser.com/topics/financial-crisis

In-depth primer for both the expert and the amateur. Experts interviewed
  include Eichengreen, Barro and Rodrik. Wide range of hand-picked background
  articles

Reader Recommendations

_@nplusonemag_:  Why  student  loans  might be the next bubble to burst:
  _[16]bit.ly/hU6c5N_ _#longreads [17]#browsings_
    Links:
      16. http://bit.ly/hU6c5N
      17. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings

Book of the Day

[18]The Satanic Verses: A Novel by Salman Rushdie
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/satanic-versus-novel-by-salman-rushdie

[19]Anthony  Julius  says:  “The Satanic Verses represents a moment of
  liberation  –  the end of the Cold War, but also the inauguration of a
  different kind of struggle”
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/anthony-julius-on-censorship

Video of the Day

[20]Obama 2012 Strategy Briefing
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/videos/obama-2012-strategy-briefing

Campaign manager Jim Messina records a video for activists, explaining how
  Barack Obama can win re-election

Quote of the Day

[21]Christopher Hitchens, on age
    Links:
      21. http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/apr/24/amis-hitchens-world

"A melancholy lesson of advancing years is the realisation that you can't
    make old friends"

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