Newsletter 369


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[5]The Menace Within
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/oXjHIe

Romesh Ratnesar | Stanford Magazine | 5 July 2011

Forty years after the notorious Stanford prison experiment, how do the
  guards, prisoners and researchers feel about it now? "When you have little
  or no supervision, things just keep escalating. You think, how can we top
  yesterday?" [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/menace-within

[7]The Paradox Of Water
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/oWxakQ

James Workman and Montgomery Simus | China Dialogue | 6 July 2011

It's a priceless asset for each of us that, collectively, we deplete and
  debase recklessly. "We lose interest in water throughout the urban supply
  chain. Unable to own or trade our share, we produce an urban, deeply tragic,
  commons" [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/paradox-water

[9]Time To Panic
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/qXClAI

Marshall Auerback | Naked Capitalism | 8 July 2011

Slapdown of Obama administration economic policy. "Instead of responding to
  the real crisis of unemployment, our policy makers remain fixated on deficit
  reduction, and cutbacks in entitlement programmes." This could end badly
  [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/time-panic

[11]Ten Ways Arab Democracies Can Avoid American Mistakes
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/rhwIZL

Juan Cole | Informed Comment | 6 July 2011

"Let me warn you about democracy. It is a vague ideal and the
  old-established democracies like the US are seeing it undermined by a whole
  host of undemocratic practices. Here is some advice on how to avoid mistakes
  of my generation" [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/ten-ways-arab-democracies-can-avoid-american-mistakes

[13]Fiction Takes You To Places That Life Can't
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/pUuqLq

Philip Hensher | Independent | 9 July 2011

Fun piece in which novelist suggests that fiction reading has a socially
  useful function. "India is not completely strange if you have read Narayan;
  nor is old age after Elizabeth Taylor's Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont"
  [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/fiction-takes-you-places-life-cant

[15]Celebrating Machu Picchu's Rediscovery
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/p31fJh

Anonymous | BBC | 7 July 2011

Wonderful collection of photographs taken at the ruins of Machu Picchu in
  July 1911. Other explorers had visited before but American Hiram Bingham was
  first person to reveal the 'lost city of the Incas' to the world
  [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/celebrating-machu-picchus-rediscovery

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Andy Stern on Bringing Change to America
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/andy-stern-on-bringing-change-america

The former union boss shares his reading list for American progressives, and
  tells us what makes a good leader and how it takes only a few committed
  people to bring change [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/andy-stern-on-bringing-change-america

Featured Topic

[19]Terrorism
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/topics/terrorism

Jessica Stern, Simon Conway, Yosri Fouda and others discuss where terrorists
  come  from,  what they believe, and the roads leading to and from 9/11
  [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/topics/terrorism

Reader Recommendations

@[21]polit2k News of the World scandal: God's newspaper executive less than
  visionary | Media | The Observer - [22]goo.gl/NUuhW #[23]browsings [24]More
  like this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/polit2k
      22. http://goo.gl/NUuhW
      23. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#browsings
      24. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[25]Book of the Day
    Links:
      25. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/how-do-things-words-by-jl-austin

[26]How to Do Things with Words by JL Austin
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/how-do-things-words-by-jl-austin

[27]Stephen Breyer says: "This teaches us a lot about how ordinary language
  works. It helps me avoid the traps that linguistic imprecision can set"
  [28]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/stephen-breyer-on-intellectual-influences
      28. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[29]Alain de Botton on Pessimism
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/videos/alain-de-botton-pessimism

"I want to talk about impotence first. Who here has been impotent recently?"
  [30]More videos
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[31]John Le Carré, on power
    Links:
      31. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/moslive/article-2011951/John-Le-Carre-In-day-MI6--I-called-Circus-books--stank-wartime-nostalgia.html

"Power expands through the distribution of secrecy"

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

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