Newsletter 296


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[1]Bad Education
    Links:
      1. http://b.rw/honxy9

Malcolm Harris | n+1 | 25 April 2011

Student loans have now overtaken credit cards as US's single biggest source
  of debt. With the cost of tuition soaring, and high graduate unemployment
  raising doubts over ability to repay, is this a debt bubble about to burst?
  [2]Comments
    Links:
      2. http://thebrowser.com/articles/bad-education

[3]Quiet Politics
    Links:
      3. http://b.rw/gEmuLM

Daniel Little | Understanding Society | 26 April 2011

Nice distinction. "Noisy politics" takes place in public, decides issues
  that excite voters. "Quiet politics" happens privately, decides issues that
  matter to corporate managers and elites. The elites tell the politicians
  what to do [4]Comments
    Links:
      4. http://thebrowser.com/articles/quiet-politics

[5]Neglect Of Medical Evidence Of Torture In Guantánamo Bay
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/gW03ju

Vincent Iacopino & Stephen N. Xenakis | PLOS Medicine | 26 April 2011

First independent review of Guantanamo detainees' medical records. Findings
  indicate torture and "that medical doctors and mental health personnel
  assigned to the DoD neglected and/or concealed medical evidence of
  intentional harm" [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/neglect-medical-evidence-torture-guantánamo-bay

[7]Hard Keynesianism In The EU
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/hBwJy5

Henry Farrell & John Quiggin | Crooked Timber | 26 April 2011

Ungated copy of feature article in current Foreign Affairs. "EU is drifting
  toward a thinly disguised version of the gold standard", leaving itself no
  scope for monetary stimulus during downturns. That's not politically
  sustainable [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/hard-keynesianism-eu

[9]One Billion People Are Hungry
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/ehnqTh

Abhijit Banerjee & Esther Duflo | Foreign Policy | 26 April 2011

That's what the UN says, and lots of experts too. Is it true? What it seems
  to mean is that poor people in Asia and Africa aren't eating what the
  experts think they ought to be eating. But maybe they have other ideas and
  priorities [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/one-billion-people-are-hungry

[11]What I Think I Know About Journalism
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/hhzhvv

Jay Rosen | Press Think | 26 April 2011

Journalism scholar reflects on 25 years of teaching at NYU. Details his four
  key ideas about the history, value and future of the press industry and
  journalism - unsurprisingly, each one's a cracker [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/what-i-think-i-know-about-journalism

FiveBooks Interview

[13]David Nasaw on The Kennedys
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/david-nasaw-on-kennedys

Authorised biographer of Joseph P Kennedy talks us through the Kennedy
  generations – and insists he won’t be watching the controversial new TV
  series about the family

Featured Topic

[14]Communism
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/topics/communism

Our series on Communism, for the inquisitive Comrade. Interviews range from
  Robert Service on Totalitarian Russia to Richard McGregor on the Chinese
  Communist Party. Each expert picks their favourite books and articles

Reader Recommendations

_@prospect_uk_:  Will  Self:  Support  for the monarchy is the result of
  brainwashing on an Orwellian scale [15]bit.ly/fSA7u6 [16]#browsings
    Links:
      15. http://bit.ly/fSA7u6
      16. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings

Book of the Day

[17]Taste of Morocco by Robert Carrier
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/taste-morocco-by-robert-carrier

_[18]Diane Seed says_: “Beautifully presented, this book includes a wide
  range of authentic recipes, covering conserves, breads, pastries, vegetable
  dishes, soups and, natutally, tagines”
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/diane-seed-on-mediterranean-cooking

Video of the Day

[19]Rolling Through The Bay
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/videos/rolling-through-bay

With just 100,000 toothpicks, and 35 years' work, you can make a model of
  San Francisco navigable by pingpong balls

Quote of the Day

[20]Daniel Miller, on clothing
    Links:
      20. http://www.ucl.ac.uk/anthropology/staff/d_miller/mil-12

"At any given moment, more than half the world will be wearing denim"

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