Newsletter 361


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[5]Magicland
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/km1ERF

Laurie Winer | LA Review of Books | 1 July 2011

Only two-and-a-half years but what a ride. Glenn Beck has broadcast his last
  Fox show. If you're not continuing the fun via his website at least enjoy
  this profile of the weeping TV star who found sobriety and Mormonism
  [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/magicland

[7]Transocean: No Apologies Over Gulf Oil Spill
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/jr6tCA

Paul Barrett | Businessweek | 30 June 2011

Transocean is the world's largest offshore oil driller. But still dwarfed by
  BP. Accepting even a portion of the blame for Deepwater Horizon could crush
  it. So its strategy is to offer nothing, reject all blame. So far, it's
  working [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/transocean-no-apologies-over-gulf-oil-spill

[9]Sound And Fury
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/kw56ZN

Clemency Burton-Hill | FT | 1 July 2011

Interview with Daniel Barenboim. Lots about the Middle East. Quite a lot
  about music. But it's the details that make it live. He has a grand piano in
  his suite at Claridges. He drinks red wine at noon. He shops at Emporio
  Armani [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/sound-and-fury

[11]On The Matter Of Empathy
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/jgEZMA

Rachel Cohen-Rottenberg | Thinking Person's Guide To Autism | 1 July 2011

"It’s an oft-repeated and erroneous stereotype that autistic people lack
  empathy. This myth can have a devastating impact. It’s one of the main
  reasons that so many autistic people remain in the closet" [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/matter-empathy

[13]Diplomacy 2.0 And The Expanding World Order
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/j2W81g

Mathieu Labrèche | Toronto Review Of International Affairs | 30 June 2011

Fascinating interview with former British diplomat Carne Ross. On the nature
  and practice of diplomacy today, how secretive governments are failing to
  learn the lessons of Wikileaks, and why more leaks are inevitable
  [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/diplomacy-20-and-expanding-world-order

[15]While My Son Serves
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/lRMj8s

Dave Shiflett | WSJ | 2 July 2011

Father describes family life with a son on active service. "What often isn't
  said is that, despite the definite downsides to military deployment, it has
  a strange knack for bringing people together and even making life better"
  [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/while-my-son-serves

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Hari Kunzru on the American Desert
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/hari-kunzru-on-mojave-desert

The novelist explains his fascination with the Mojave desert – a mysterious,
  forgotten place full of secret military sites where the silence feels like a
  physical weight on one’s ears [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/hari-kunzru-on-mojave-desert

Featured Topic

[19]Journalism
    Links:
      19. 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   [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/topics/journalism

Reader Recommendations

_@polit2k_ A Failed Global Recovery - Stephen S. Roach - Project Syndicate -
  [21]goo.gl/y4HvD _@nppolicyanalyst @prosyn_ [22]#browsings [23]More like
  this
    Links:
      21. http://goo.gl/y4HvD
      22. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      23. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[24]Book of the Day
    Links:
      24. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/bridge-by-david-remnick

[25]The Bridge by David Remnick
    Links:
      25. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/bridge-by-david-remnick

[26]Van Jones says: "This is a magisterial work on the president and paints
  a  much  fuller  picture  of  the president’s journey through America"
  [27]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/van-jones-on-change-america
      27. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[28]These Strikes Are Wrong
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/videos/these-strikes-are-wrong

It's embarrassing. Especially the collar and tie. But he must have expected
  a 15-second soundbite [29]More videos
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[30]Joseph Epstein, on writing
    Links:
      30. http://www.newcriterion.com/articleprint.cfm/Heavy-sentences-7053

"Writing cannot be taught, though it can be learned"

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

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