Newsletter 320


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[1]How To Spot A Psychopath
    Links:
      1. http://b.rw/jfYT4D

Jon Ronson | Guardian | 21 May 2011

Beautifully worked investigation of psychopathy, told in author's
  characteristically appealing, faux-naive style. Centres around encounter
  with patient who faked mental illness to avoid prison and got trapped in a
  catch-22 [2]Comments
    Links:
      2. http://thebrowser.com/articles/how-spot-psychopath

[3]Red Bull's Billionaire Maniac
    Links:
      3. http://b.rw/msruHS

Duff McDonald | Businessweek | 19 May 2011

The interesting story of Dietrich Mateschitz, child of provincial Austrian
  schoolteachers, creator of global drinks giant. "Taste is of no importance
  whatsoever," he says of Red Bull, providing an object lesson in marketing
  [4]Comments
    Links:
      4. http://thebrowser.com/articles/red-bulls-billionaire-maniac

[5]Dear Congress, Your Credit Has Been Refused
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/kQkxre

Barton Hinkle | Reason | 20 May 2011

"Our records indicate that your annual income for the 2011 taxable year was
  $2,170,000,000,000. You have requested a credit limit of
  $17,000,000,000,000. These figures exceed the American Public's guidelines
  for credit issuance" [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/dear-congress-your-credit-has-been-refused

[7]Reinventing The Veil
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/iUahQ8

Leila Ahmed | FT | 20 May 2011

Living religions are dynamic. Witness the way the veil, or hijab, appeared
  in the mid-1950s to be disappearing. And then from the mid-1980s returned.
  Fascinating personal commentary on reasons for the veil's comeback
  [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/reinventing-veil

[9]The Moralist
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/jQI6Rl

Tim Parks | NYRB | 20 May 2011

Enjoyable critique of Stieg Larsson's trilogy of novels. Flawed as both
  detective stories and works of psychological realism. So what's the
  attraction? Could it be the focus on eye-for-an-eye retribution that we find
  so gratifying? [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/moralist

[11]Me And Osama
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/jpoKom

Graham Linehan | Now That I Have Your Attention | 19 May 2011

Did you hear that Osama Bin Laden was watching tapes of "The IT Crowd" when
  the Navy SEALS raided? Graham Linehan, writer of the TV sitcom, explains how
  it happened. The rumour, that is. He made it up, and it got out of control
  [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/me-and-osama

FiveBooks Interview

[13]Qiu Xiaolong on Classical Chinese Poetry
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/qiu-xiaolong-on-classical-chinese-poetry

The  translator  and  poet  says there is no one road when it comes to
  translating Chinese poetry, and chooses five anthologies that capture its
  magic

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

@[15]polit2k  The  Basic  Laws  of  Human Stupidity - [16]goo.gl/i0OCx
  #[17]browsings #[18]rapture #[19]superinjunctions #[20]dsk
    Links:
      15. http://twitter.com/polit2k
      16. http://goo.gl/i0OCx
      17. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#browsings
      18. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#rapture
      19. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#superinjunctions
      20. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#dsk

Book of the Day

[21]Fragments of Memory: A Story of a Syrian Family by Hanna Mina
    Links:
      21. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/fragments-memory-story-syrian-family-by-hanna-mina

[22]Nikolaos van Dam says: "Mina is describing his youth in the early 20th
  century, in circumstances of poverty which I hardly imagined could exist"
    Links:
      22. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/nikolaos-van-dam-on-syria

Video of the Day

[23]"I Understand Hitler"
    Links:
      23. http://thebrowser.com/videos/i-understand-hitler

Lars Von Trier jumps the shark at the Cannes film festival. Kirsten Dunst
  wishes she were somewhere else

Quote of the Day

[24]John Hodgman, on parenting
    Links:
      24. http://www.psychologytoday.com/articles/200701/apologia-my-second-child?page=2

"The  only  child, in a family without want, is the apex of Western
    civilization"

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