Newsletter 474 (The Browser as two words)


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

[5]European Solidarity Is Ebbing Away
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/tX5iUy

Charles Crawford | Telegraph | 27 October 2011

Day-to-day EU business takes place in a thick smog of bureaucrats and
  experts. By comparison, summits are a clear blue sky. The questions are
  clear and direct. The main one: Can EU leaders trust one another? Answer:
  not any more [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/european-solidarity-ebbing-away

[7]Tissue-bank Shortage: Brain Child
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/uwnloT

Alison Abbott | Nature | 26 October 2011

Tackling a thorny issue. Scientists urgently need more brain tissue samples
  from children and foetuses for their research. But asking parents to donate
  is a cultural taboo, especially as collection must happen so soon after
  death [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/tissue-bank-shortage-brain-child

[9]Richard Stallman: Speaker Visit
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/tZZv2E

Richard Stallman | My Society | 20 October 2011

All public speakers could learn something from this—if only how modest their
  own demands are. Co-founder of free software movement will happily address
  your meeting, so long as every last detail is exactly how he wants it
  [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/richard-stallman-speaker-visit

[11]Relevance Of Irrelevance
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/sgkL7l

Jed Perl | New Republic | 26 October 2011

George Braque was the equal of Picasso in pioneering cubism. His reputation
  has languished unfairly. The two "represent divergent attitudes toward
  modernity. Picasso is the athlete in the stadium. Braque is the poet in the
  tower" [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/relevance-irrelevance

[13]Mosque And State
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/soHxFH

Doyle McManus | LA Times | 23 October 2011

Islamist groups are poised to emerge as powerful players in Egyptian,
  Libyan, Tunisian politics. US should engage. And not over-worry. Islamists
  tend to do well in "breakthrough" elections. Then either lose support or
  adapt [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/mosque-and-state

[15]Vintage Smith
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/vHn7YD

Mark Brown | This Land | 24 October 2011

Profile of Charles Smith, "antichrist of the wine trade“. Holds two
  Winemaker of the Year awards. Labels include Velvet Devil Merlot, Boom Boom
  Syrah and Kung Fu Girl Riesling. "He's very democratic. He has a wine for
  everybody” [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/vintage-smith

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Mark Thoma on Econometrics
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/mark-thoma-on-econometrics

It’s a discipline popular with the Nobel prize committee and mysterious to
  most of the rest of us. So we asked an econometrician to explain what he
  does, and why there’s such a battle of ideas (and models) in economics
  [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/mark-thoma-on-econometrics

Featured Topic

[19]Euro On The Brink
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/reports/euro-brink

What's going wrong with the euro? Can the problem be contained? If so, how?
  And what if it isn't? Read on to find out [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/euro-brink

Reader Recommendations

@[21]polit2k Cold   Fusion:   Future  of  physics  or  phoney?  (Wired
  UK) [22]t.co/bBJwJHkt #[23]gfc2  #[24]browsings @[25]wireduk [26]More like
  this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/polit2k
      22. http://t.co/bBJwJHkt
      23. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#gfc2
      24. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#browsings
      25. http://twitter.com/wireduk
      26. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[27]Book of the Day
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/goths-by-peter-heather

[28]The Goths by Peter Heather
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/goths-by-peter-heather

[29]Norman Davies says: "It’s a general survey of all the different Goths.
  There  is a chapter about the Visigoths in Aquitaine called “The First
  Successor State” – to the Roman Empire in the west, that is." [30]FiveBooks
  Archive
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/norman-davies-on-europe’s-vanished-states
      30. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[31]David Calvo Juggles And Solves Rubik's Cubes
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/videos/david-calvo-juggles-and-solves-rubiks-cubes

At the same time. Impressive, you must admit
  [32]More videos
    Links:
      32. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[33]Paul Seabright, on leadership
    Links:
      33. http://aidwatchers.com/2010/08/a-more-articulate-economist-formulates-perfectly-my-most-unpopular-development-argument

Politicians are in charge of the modern economy in much the same way as a
    sailor is in charge of a small boat in a storm

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

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