Newsletter 357


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[5]Shyness: Evolutionary Tactic?
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/jFPfgA

Susan Cain | NYT | 25 June 2011

Our world seems to prize extroverts, regard shy people as ill. But shyness,
  introversion have evolutionary merits. Impulsive behaviour is high risk,
  high reward. Shyness means caution, learning by observation. Both types are
  needed [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/shyness-evolutionary-tactic

[7]US Inequality Quiz
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/j578Rr

Jeffrey Rudolph | Informed Comment | 28 June 2011

Twenty-two questions. Here's one of the shorter ones. "True or False: The US
  has higher social mobility than the Scandinavian countries." Answers with a
  little help from Paul Krugman, Arianna Huffington, Ha-Joon Chang [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/us-inequality-quiz

[9]How Violent Sex Helped Ease My PTSD
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/lXPUWh

Mac McLelland | Good | 27 June 2011

Beat this for a first sentence: "It was my research editor who told me it
  was completely nuts to willingly get fucked at gunpoint." Mother Jones
  correspondent on doing journalism in dangerous places, and getting over the
  stress [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/how-violent-sex-helped-ease-my-ptsd

[11]How China Sees The World
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/l8lFDf

Thanassis Cambanis | Boston Globe | 26 June 2011

Not through one pair of eyes. China has many different state actors now, all
  with their own interests. Foreign policy emerges through complex competition
  between them. At least seven discernible schools of thought [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/how-china-sees-world

[13]An Unholy Marriage Of Snobbery And Snideyness
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/lm0bDA

Frank Furedi | Spiked | 27 June 2011

Campaign for gay marriage isn't just about rights, but about the elite
  asserting its moral superiority. This crusade, intolerant of disagreement,
  coincides with cultural devaluation of heterosexual marriage. What's going
  on? [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/unholy-marriage-snobbery-and-snideyness

[15]The Strange Life In Dublin's PoW Camp
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/jy1r4X

Dan Snow | BBC | 28 June 2011

Extraordinary story of American pilot who flew Spitfires for Britain in WW2
  before US entered war. Crash-landed in neutral Ireland and interned. Allowed
  out for fox-hunting, golf, pub. First time he escaped, British sent him back
  [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/strange-life-dublins-pow-camps

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Stephen Breyer on Intellectual Influences
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/stephen-breyer-on-intellectual-influences

The US Supreme Court Justice discusses five books that have influenced his
  thinking,  and  explains  why reading widely, including literature, is
  essential for judges and lawyers [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/stephen-breyer-on-intellectual-influences

Featured Topic

[19]Poetry
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/topics/poetry

From poets on poetry and lives of the great poets, to fact-checking verse
  and Google Voice as poetry ... something for the bard in us all [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/topics/poetry

Reader Recommendations

@[21]polit2k  Europe’s Naked Banks - Simon Johnson - Project Syndicate
  -[22]goo.gl/NMCTn @[23]creditplumber @[24]nickphilosoph @[25]sysparatem
  #[26]browsings [27]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/polit2k
      22. http://goo.gl/NMCTn
      23. http://twitter.com/creditplumber
      24. http://twitter.com/nickphilosoph
      25. http://twitter.com/sysparatem
      26. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#browsings
      27. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[28]Book of the Day
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/what-makes-sammy-run-by-budd-schulberg

[29]What Makes Sammy Run? by Budd Schulberg
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/what-makes-sammy-run-by-budd-schulberg

[30]Marina Hyde says: "It’s a novel about a copyboy who’s worked his way up
  from absolutely nothing to become an incredibly grasping self-motivated
  amoral movie producer" [31]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/marina-hyde-on-hollywood
      31. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[32]Palindrome
    Links:
      32. http://thebrowser.com/videos/palindrome

Neat. Make sure you watch the second half though. (And thanks to Nick Culver
  for the tip-off)
  [33]More videos
    Links:
      33. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[34]Nietzsche, on critics
    Links:
      34. http://www.lettersofnote.com/2011/06/critics-are-venomous-serpents-that.html

"Insects sting, not in malice, but because they want to live. It is the
    same with critics: They desire our blood, not our pain"

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

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