Newsletter 374


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[5]The Great Murdoch Conspiracy
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/nOgEqh

Peter Oborne | Telegraph | 14 July 2011

Terrific denunciation of state of relations between over-mighty press and
  timorous politicians at Westminster. Much through the lens of the rise and
  fall of Rebekah Brooks, "one of the great adventuresses of her era"
  [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/great-murdoch-conspiracy

[7]What's a Metaphor For?
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/qKZ2g3

Carlin Romano | Chronicle Review | 3 July 2011

Lucid piece on history and value of metaphor, pegged to a book review. As
  Aristotle noted "to be a master of metaphor is the greatest thing by far. It
  is the one thing that cannot be learnt from others, and is a sign of genius"
  [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/whats-metaphor

[9]Debt Endangers Growth
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/p9tzyY

Carmen Reinhart & Kenneth Rogoff | Bloomberg | 14 July 2011

Dangers of high public debt clearly explained with a little history and some
  new data. Neither default nor restructuring are critical concerns. "Biggest
  risk is that debt will accumulate until the overhang weighs on growth"
  [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/debt-endangers-growth

[11]I'm English, I Said
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/nzBr5g

Chrstopher Tayler | LRB | 7 July 2011

Profile of Colin Thubron. "Wryly patrician, weatherbeaten yet
  youthful-looking in his photographs, he is an English travel writer, one of
  the last types of writer on earth with a licence to trade openly in the
  strange and beautiful" [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/im-english-i-said

[13]Gordon Brown Suffers Ex-PM Syndrome
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/qsLQCv

Simon Jenkins | Guardian | 14 July 2011

Gordon Brown is finding, as others have found before, that it's hard to be
  an ex-prime minister. You're full of adrenaline. Probably full of bitterness
  too. But your party, and the public, just wants you to shut up and go away
  [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/gordon-brown-suffers-ex-pm-syndrome

[15]Cheese That Stands Alone
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/qiQ5zU

Ben Schwartz | Lapham's Quarterly | 14 July 2011

History of Limburger cheese, originally from Belgium, once popular in
  America, now almost extinct there. "It was as if a dark, evil-smelling
  sprite had escaped the Black Forest of Germany and wafted its way to the New
  World" [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/cheese-stands-alone

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Simon Baron-Cohen on Empathy
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/simon-baron-cohen-on-empathy

The autism expert tells us about the links between empathy and language, and
  says our acts of cruelty to one another have at their root a failure to
  empathise [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/simon-baron-cohen-on-empathy

Featured Topic

[19]Russia and the FSU
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/topics/russia

From the war in Chechnya to the murky depths of the KGB archive. Everything
  you need to know (well, nearly everything) about Russia's past and present
  [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/topics/russia

Reader Recommendations

_@polit2k_  It’s  not  easy,  being a financial advisor | Felix Salmon -
  [21]goo.gl/Jm5j0 _@creditplumber @Frances_Coppola _[22]#browsings [23]More
  like this
    Links:
      21. http://goo.gl/Jm5j0
      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/welcome-our-hillbrow-by-phaswane-mpe

[25]Welcome to Our Hillbrow by Phaswane Mpe
    Links:
      25. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/welcome-our-hillbrow-by-phaswane-mpe

[26]Imraan Coovadia says: _"This book was one of the first looks at what it
  meant  to  be young and black and relatively hip in the post-apartheid
  period"_[27]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/imraan-coovadia-on-south-african-fiction
      27. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[28]Dyslexie
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/videos/dyslexie

Typeface with highly differentiated letters, to help dyslexics read more
  easily [29]More videos
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[30]Karl Smith, on the mind
    Links:
      30. http://modeledbehavior.com/2011/07/10/the-true-emperor-of-all-maladies

"You don’t have a mental state. You are a mental state. You have a body"

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

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