Newsletter 350


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[5]The Illusions Of Psychiatry
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/lO9OMp

Marcia Angell | NYRB | 19 June 2011

Second article in a damning series on mental illness. This piece, by way of
  a dual book review, discusses widespread use of psycho-active drugs in
  children and how pharmaceutical firms influence the field of psychiatry
  [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/illusions-psychiatry

[7]Long, Lame Afterlife Of Mikhail Gorbachev
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/ioJpkI

Anne Applebaum | Foreign Policy | 20 June 2011

Portrait of former statesman written in acid. B-list celebrity abroad.
  Despised at home. Most of the historic events associated him happened either
  by accident, or by mistake, or against his will. He wasn't bold, just
  ignorant [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/long-lame-afterlife-mikhail-gorbachev

[9]Peace Is Our Profession
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/kH1JrX

Heather Hurlburt | Democracy | 16 June 2011

Condemnation of US military-industrial complex framed around review of two
  books. "Cost overruns, knowingly unrealistic promises on technology and
  pricing, aggressive-to-outright-illegal lobbying." Is it possible to force a
  change? [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/peace-our-profession

[11]Marxism Without Revolution
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/kZPWS9

John Quiggin | Crooked Timber | 19 June 2011

There isn't a proletariat calling for revolution in the Western world. But
  there clearly is a ruling class, a top 1%, which controls wealth and power.
  How can we overthrow—or, at least, oppose more effectively—the rule of this
  1%? [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/marxism-without-revolution

[13]Lessons In Integrity At San Quentin
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/mALn4Y

Marc Howard | Sports Illustrated | 16 June 2011

How tennis—and other team sports—are used to build character at San Quentin
  state prison. Most of the tennis team are murderers. But they show a respect
  for the rules and niceties of the game that would do credit to Wimbledon
  [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/lessons-integrity-san-quentin

[15]Did My Brother Invent E-Mail?
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/lXzkEB

Errol Morris | NYT | 20 June 2011

A talented family, the Morrises. The answer to this question is, apparently,
  yes. Errol's brother, Noel, together with a co-student called Tom Van Vleck,
  did indeed write the first known programme for email, at MIT in 1965
  [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/did-my-brother-invent-e-mail

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Kaushik Basu on the Indian Economy
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/kaushik-basu-on-indian-economy

The chief economic adviser to the Indian government says there’s a Gandhian
  way of evaluating society that takes account of both growth and inequality,
  and tells us why his job is an anthropologist's dream come true [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/kaushik-basu-on-indian-economy

Featured Topic

[19]Israel Palestine
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/topics/israel-palestine-0

Browse interviews with Arab-Israeli specialists from Stephen Walt to Michael
  Goldfarb, and read selection of articles and lectures that our specialists
  have chosen to give an in-depth understanding of the conflict [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/topics/israel-palestine-0

Reader Recommendations

@[21]sophiemaynard 10 myths about
  introverts: [22]t.co/NTrEJEY #[23]browsings h/t @[24]kottke [25]More like
  this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/sophiemaynard
      22. http://t.co/NTrEJEY
      23. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#browsings
      24. http://twitter.com/kottke
      25. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[26]Book of the Day
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/can’t-stop-won’t-stop-by-jeff-chang

[27]Can’t Stop Won’t Stop by Jeff Chang
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/can’t-stop-won’t-stop-by-jeff-chang

[28]Dorian Lynskey says: "_There are lots of good books about hip-hop, but
  this  is definitely the best one on the politics and social context of
  hip-hop"_[29]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/dorian-lynskey-on-protest-songs
      29. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[30]Tony Kelly For American Apparel
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/videos/tony-kelly-american-apparel

Featuring Jalen Testerman and Lil Demon [31]More videos
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[32]Gertrude Stein, on Ezra Pound
    Links:
      32. http://flavorwire.com/188138/the-30-harshest-author-on-author-insults-in-history

"A village explainer. Excellent if you were a village, but if you were
    not, not"

[33]More quotes
    Links:
      33. http://thebrowser.com/quotations

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