Newsletter 440


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[1]The Browser
    Links:
      1. http://thebrowser.com

[5]Facebook Boldly Annexes The Web
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/pasxS8

Ben Elowitz | All Things Digital | 22 September 2011

Excellent essay on Facebook's new "Open Graph" initiative. Can it "fulfill
  Google’s very own mission better than Google itself can, succeeding at a
  whole new level of organizing and making accessible all the world’s
  information"? [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/facebook-boldly-annexes-web

[7]Europe’s Debt Crisis Has Become A German Identity Crisis
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/p0xiRT

Brendan Greeley | Businessweek | 21 September 2011

"To understand why Germans are struggling with the role they’re being asked
  to play in the 21st century, you need to understand that they are still very
  much attempting to atone for the 20th." Euro is about peace, not just
  politics [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/europe’s-debt-crisis-has-become-german-identity-crisis

[9]‘The Finest Life You Ever Saw’
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/nRook4

James Salter | NYRB | 22 September 2011

Lovely Salter piece assessing life and works of Ernest Hemingway. Trademark
  writing style apparent at age of 16, when Hemingway wrote of a trout-fishing
  trip: "Great fun fighting them in the dark in the deep swift river"
  [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/‘-finest-life-you-ever-saw’

[11]Making A Case For More Candor
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/nJY5W1

Connie Loizos | Pehub | 22 September 2011

Interview with Sam Harris. Talking particularly about start-ups, and
  levelling with your investors, but good on honesty in general. Humans have
  "a strong ability to deceive others, and a poor ability to detect deception
  in others" [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/making-case-more-candor

[13]My Lost Library: Books, Exile, and Identity
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/oRfvS4

Ariel Dorfman | Chronicle Review | 18 September 2011

Lovely essay by Chilean writer on the joy, meaning and accumulation of
  books. Enjoyable account, too, of the author's exile from his country, tied
  to the story of the books he was forced to leave behind [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/my-lost-library-books-exile-and-identity

[15]Joplin: "Jesus! Jesus! Jesus!"
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/qVs8ME

Luke Dittrich | Esquire | 22 September 2011

Gripping account of storm hitting Joplin, Missouri. "'Is that the tornado?
  Is that what that roar is?' Which isn't the important question, either,
  since its answer, in just a few moments, will become blindingly, terribly
  obvious" [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/joplin-jesus-jesus-jesus

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Kenan Malik on Morality Without God
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/kenan-malik-on-morality-without-god

Religion is often presented as the guardian of moral values. The problem
  with this, says the author and broadcaster, is that it diminishes what it
  means to be human. He draws on Plato and a medieval Arab poet to explain why
  [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/kenan-malik-on-morality-without-god

Featured Topic

[19]Palestine And The UN
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/topics/palestine-and-un

The Palestinians are seeking enhanced status at the UN in a move aimed at
  advancing their statehood ambitions. How will the process play out and what
  are the implications for Palestinians, and for Israel? Read on to find out
  [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/topics/palestine-and-un

Reader Recommendations

_@polit2k_  Marshall  Auerback:  The  ECB  v. Germany | Naked Capitalism
  [21]t.co/qZN46NF0  _#gfc2  #browsings_ "Bundesbankers losing the battle"
  @yvessmith [22]#browsings [23]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://t.co/qZN46NF0
      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/tribal-business-school-by-jo-owen

[25]Tribal Business School by Jo Owen
    Links:
      25. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/tribal-business-school-by-jo-owen

[26]Brett Wigdortz says: “A lesson I took was that the best leaders avoid
  direct  conflict  if  there  is  another  way  to achieve their goals”
  [27]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/brett-wigdortz-on-leadership
      27. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[28]When A Market Fails
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/videos/when-market-fails

Online dating dissected. And how to double the chance of going on a second
  date
  [29]More videos
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[30]Lord Ismay, on Nato's purpose
    Links:
      30. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424053111904106704576580522348961298.html?mod=WSJ_Opinion_carousel_2

"To keep the Russians out, the Americans in, and the Germans down"

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

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