Newsletter 334


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[1]Why Are The French So Determined To Run The IMF?
    Links:
      1. http://b.rw/kKXlWp

Simon Johnson | Baseline Scenario | 3 June 2011

If economics isn't your area, this will make the scales fall from your eyes.
  Superb, concise commentary on eurozone financial troubles and the IMF, by
  the fund's former chief economist. Thanks @polit2k for alerting us
  [2]Comments
    Links:
      2. http://thebrowser.com/articles/why-are-french-so-determined-run-imf

[3]Interview With Joe Sacco
    Links:
      3. http://b.rw/lLSDer

Hillary Chute | The Believer | 1 June 2011

Interview with cartoonist whose latest book is set in Gaza. "When you draw,
  you can always capture the moment. You can always have that exact moment
  when someone’s got the club raised. I realise now there's a lot of power in
  that" [4]Comments
    Links:
      4. http://thebrowser.com/articles/interview-joe-sacco

[5]The Strenuous Life
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/jkHSwE

Christopher Caldwell | Bookforum | 1 June 2011

On Bernard-Henri Lévy, and Libya. "So far from being uniquely French, he is
  a type of journalist recognisable in any country — the hortatory adventure
  seeker, prescribing foreign travel as a moral tonic for an enervated West"
  [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/strenuous-life

[7]Endeavour's Final Mission
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/lS2QW1

Various | Atlantic | 1 June 2011

The space shuttle Endeavour clocked up 120 million miles on its 25 flights.
  Now it has landed safely for the last time. This collection of 48 photos
  records one of our most remarkable technological achievements [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/endeavours-final-mission

[9]Watching The Murder Of An Innocent Man
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/jYpp0p

Barry Bearak | NYT | 2 June 2011

Very long, powerful tale of mob justice in South Africa. Concerns death of
  an innocent Zimbabwean, Farai Kujirichita, and subsequent police
  investigation. “They hit this man again and again. They killed him like
  they’d kill a snake” [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/watching-murder-innocent-man

[11]Nothing
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/ioL2AZ

Mike Labossiere | Talking Philosophy | 30 May 2011

"Like all men, I purport to be able to think nothing. To be specific, if a
  man is asked by his significant other 'what are you thinking', then the best
  bet is that he will respond by saying 'nothing'. But is this even possible?"
  [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/nothing

FiveBooks Interview

[13]Denise Russell on The Sea
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/denise-russell-on-sea

The Australian environmental philosopher discusses man’s interaction with
  the oceans – from whaling voyages and dynamite fishing to sea gypsies and
  the flourishing business of piracy

Featured Topic

[14]Journalism
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/topics/journalism

Find out what it's really like to be a journalist. Read about the shadowy
  world of foreign reporting, learn what makes a great article and delve into
  the history of journalism

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    Links:
      15. http://nyti.ms/jk4pbD
      16. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings

Book of the Day

[17]Journey to the West by Anthony C Yu
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/journey-west-by-anthony-c-yu

[18]Donald S Lopez Jr says: "It's one of the great picaresque novels in
  world literature, often uproariously funny and filled with all manner of
  magical derring-do"
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/donald-s-lopez-jr-on-buddhism

Video of the Day

[19]Why Success Starts With Failure
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/videos/why-success-starts-failure

Tim Harford presents lessons from his book, "Adapt", on the value of failing
  constructively

Quote of the Day

[20]Henry Tillman, on solutions
    Links:
      20. http://www.metafilter.com/104223/If-youre-not-part-of-the-solution-youre-part-of-the-precipitate-Henry-J-Tillman

"If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate"

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