Newsletter 363


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[5]Obama's Original Sin
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/iv4snk

Frank Rich | New York | 3 July 2011

"What haunts the Obama administration is what still haunts the country: A
  stunning lack of accountability for the greed and misdeeds that brought
  America to grave financial crisis." There must be a reckoning. For Obama,
  for America [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/obamas-original-sin

[7]Once Greece Goes...
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/kNZTO1

John Lanchester | LRB | 30 June 2011

Excellent read on the EU, eurozone crisis, and coming default(s). Focuses on
  Greece, of course, but also interesting on Germany and reasons for the
  divide between politicians and public opinion in both those countries
  [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/once-greece-goes

[9]A Woman's Place
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/lbL8Me

Ken Auletta | New Yorker | 4 July 2011

Profile of Facebook chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg, cum analysis
  of women in the Silicon Valley workplace, assessment of Google vs Facebook
  battle. Informative, good read if a little long, unfocused [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/womans-place

[11]Augmented reality: The Past, Present And Future
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/jQkdX6

Paul Sawers | Next Web | 3 July 2011

Fascinating investigation into history and future of augmented reality
  technology. Different from virtual reality. Not an imaginary world but a
  digital layer on top of our existing material environment [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/augmented-reality-past-present-and-future

[13]Oligarch, Reinvented
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/iRCeqe

Sophie Elmhirst | New Statesman | 1 July 2011

Engaging interview with Evgeny Lebedev, well read, well connected British
  newspaper owner. Son of Russian billionaire. Discusses future of newspapers,
  Russians in London, the KGB and why he isn't a typical oligarch [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/oligarch-reinvented

[15]Statistics Are Not Silly, But Their Users . . .
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/meia5p

Tim Harford | Undercover Economist | 2 July 2011

Explaining to a child that a baby is not "late" in the same way that a bus
  is late. “Buses are a little different from babies—you wait ages for a bus
  and then several come along at once, and that’s definitely not the aim
  here.” [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/statistics-are-not-silly-their-users

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Jack Rakove on the US Constitution
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/jack-rakove-on-us-constitution

The Pulitzer prize-winning history professor tells us how the Constitution
  came to be written and ratified and explains why, after more than 200 years,
  Americans are still so deeply wedded to it [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/jack-rakove-on-us-constitution

Featured Topic

[19]Climate Change
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/topics/climate-change-0

Want to know how our planet is faring? Access the definitive reading list on
  climate change, as recommended by Jonathan Porritt and others, and read
  articles  that  will get you past the smoke and mirrors of Climategate
  [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/topics/climate-change-0

Reader Recommendations

@[21]tzaf Patrick Cockburn: Don't expect top room service, or information,
  in a war
  zone[22]t.co/iT28ki0 #[23]browsings #[24]Afpak #[25]Journalism  [26]More
  like this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/tzaf
      22. http://t.co/iT28ki0
      23. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#browsings
      24. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#Afpak
      25. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#Journalism
      26. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[27]Book of the Day
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/history-peloponnesian-war-by-thucydides

[28]History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/history-peloponnesian-war-by-thucydides

[29]Gideon Rose says: "It’s a brilliant, kaleidoscopic, panoramic view of
  states in action in the international sphere. And every age that reads it
  finds great insight into their own era" [30]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/gideon-rose-on-us-foreign-policy
      30. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[31]F49 Fringe Backpack
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/videos/f49-fringe-backpack

"Tested to the fringe of sadism" [32]More videos
    Links:
      32. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[33]Harry Jaffa, on politics
    Links:
      33. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/03/books/review/book-review-aristotles-nicomachean-ethics.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

"Politics  is  inherently  controversial  because  human beings are
    passionately attached to their opinions by interests that have nothing to
    do with the truth"

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

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