Newsletter 370


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[5]'Little Gitmo'
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/rg7CIm

Christopher Stewart | New York | 10 July 2011

In 2004 Yassin Aref was caught in an FBI sting in upstate New York. He was
  about to become the latest inmate in a secretive prison called a
  Communication Management Unit, where an estimated 70% of the inmates are
  Muslim [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/little-gitmo

[7]Murdoch: Network Defeats Hierarchy
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/qmLTOE

Paul Mason | BBC | 10 July 2011

Chomsky was right, at least about News Corp: the mass media is a propaganda
  machine. News Corp propaganda was all about maintaining Rupert Murdoch's
  power. Now the spell is broken. Taboo is gone. We can ask how it ever
  happened [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/murdoch-network-defeats-hierarchy

[9]Short-Termism
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/oTvcG3

Sheila Bair | Washington Post | 8 July 2011

"Our financial markets remain too focused on quick profits, and our
  political process is driven by its relentless demands for fundraising." So
  did our culture of short-termism impede efforts to prevent a financial
  crisis? [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/short-termism

[11]MI6 In My Day
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/pAUYvo

John Le Carré | Mail On Sunday | 10 July 2011

Reminiscences pegged to the remake of "Tinker, Tailor" with Gary Oldman in
  the Alec Guinness role. "You’ve got to have spies, but the important thing
  is that you’re not enchanted by them. Use them and don’t let them use you"
  [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/mi6-my-day

[13]The Good Short Life
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/oHgEg6

Dudley Clendinen | NYT | 9 July 2011

Lou Gehrig's disease sufferer on death, suicide, the comfort of friends.
  "From the outside, it looks like the ripple of piano keys in the muscles
  under my skin. From the inside, it feels like anxious butterflies, trying to
  get out" [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/good-short-life

[15]Summit Fever
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/qklQ4T

Tom Robbins | FT | 9 July 2011

Fancy taking part in a sportive? FT's travel editor tests his mental and
  physical strength on the "'Marmotte", a gruelling one-day cycling challenge
  in the French Alps. Most popular with mamils (middle-aged men in lycra)
  [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/summit-fever

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Gregory Long on Gardening
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/gregory-long-on-gardening

The president of the New York Botanical Garden tells us about the books that
  all aspiring gardeners should have on their bookshelves, from reference
  works to the most fun guide to making the best of your garden [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/gregory-long-on-gardening

Featured Topic

[19]Autism
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/topics/autism

Leading  academics, and parents with their own personal experiences of
  autism,  discuss  what  best to read on the disorder. Accompanied by a
  selection of must-read articles [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/topics/autism

Reader Recommendations

@[21]nuzav Surprise!    The    big   bad   bailout   is   paying   off
  http://t.co/0AFbODB via @[23]FortuneMagazine #Browsings [24]More like
  this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/nuzav
      23. http://twitter.com/#!/FortuneMagazine
      24. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[25]Book of the Day
    Links:
      25. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/twilight-delhi-by-ahmed-ali

[26]Twilight in Delhi by Ahmed Ali
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/twilight-delhi-by-ahmed-ali

[27]Roy  Moxham  says: "A fascinating story of what life was like in a
  prosperous, middle-class family in the crowded lanes of Old Delhi in the
  early 20th century" [28]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/roy-moxham-on-indian-journeys
      28. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[29]Start Your Own Circle
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/videos/start-your-own-circle

Hey Google! The Fokkers got there first [30]More videos
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[31]James Altucher, on infidelity
    Links:
      31. http://www.jamesaltucher.com/2011/06/suicide-and-13-other-ways-to-deal-with-failure

"When a man and woman kiss in Grand Central and then head for different
    trains I can tell you one thing: they are both cheating on their spouses"

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

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