Newsletter 484


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

[5]The Tweaker
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/v3s0CS

Malcolm Gladwell | New Yorker | 7 November 2011

Compelling read on character, sensibilities and skills of Steve Jobs. Part
  Gladwell analysis, part review of Isaacson biography. Neither hagiography
  nor hatchet job, but perhaps damning with faint praise [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/tweaker

[7]Eurozone Decouples From The World
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/uzMrff

Gavyn Davies | FT | 6 November 2011

Eurozone is rich, with balance of payments surplus. No grounds for
  international help. Problem is internal. Germany was financing peripheral
  countries with private lending. Now it wants to stop, suddenly. Result:
  crisis [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/eurozone-decouples-world

[9]Are There Mysterious Forces Lurking In Our Atoms And Galaxies?
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/vxDTKx

Sean Carroll | Discover | 4 November 2011

For all their searching, physicists know of just four forces that influence
  particles: Gravity, electromagnetism, strong, and weak, nuclear forces.
  Researchers keep hunting for a fifth, but what are the chances of finding
  another? [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/are-there-mysterious-forces-lurking-our-atoms-and-galaxies

[11]Obama’s Flunking Economy: The Real Cause
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/sYGfwY

Ezra Klein | NYRB | 24 November 2011

Wrong to blame Geithner, Summers for Obama's weakness, as Ron Suskind does
  in "Confidence Men". Blame Obama himself, for underestimating 2008 crash.
  There again, if he had attempted strong remedies, Congress would have
  blocked him [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/obama’s-flunking-economy-real-cause

[13]What’s The Language Of The Future?
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/v5iWAE

Henry Hitchings | Salon | 6 November 2011

History is littered with the gravestones of artificial, universal languages.
  Who now speaks Cosmoglossa, Interlingua, Romanizat or Molog? English remains
  dominant lingua franca. But as it spreads, it's splintering into many
  variants [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/what’s-language-future

[15]What Do A Bunch of Old Jews Know About Living Forever?
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/viNGDA

Jesse Green | New York | 6 November 2011

Irving Kahn is about to celebrate his 106th birthday. He still goes to work
  every day. Scientists are studying him and several hundred other Ashkenazi
  Jews to find out what keeps them going. And going. And going [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/what-do-bunch-old-jews-know-about-living-forever

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Thomas Penn on Henry VII
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/thomas-penn-on-henry-vii

He was the Machiavelli of English kings – a chancer and usurper with a
  highly dubious claim to the throne. But Henry VII ruled for 25 years and
  founded a dynasty. His biographer tells us how he did it [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/thomas-penn-on-henry-vii

Featured Topic

[19]Espionage
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/reports/espionage

The irresistible subject - spies. Who are they? What do they really do? Are
  today's spies that different from the heroes of the Cold War? Read on to
  find out [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/espionage

Reader Recommendations

_@_[21]Sigldigwt RT @[22]polit2k: MT @[23]petersims: Simon Johnson: 'We Are
  Looking Straight Into The Face Of A Great Depression': [24]t.co/8e5vc9K7
  [25]#browsings #[26]gfc2 [27]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/Sigldigwt
      22. http://twitter.com/polit2k
      23. http://twitter.com/petersims
      24. http://seekingalpha.com/article/304761-simon-johnson-we-are-looking-straight-into-the-face-of-a-great-depression
      25. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      26. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#gfc2
      27. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[28]Book of the Day
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/inherit-wind-by-jerome-lawrence-and-robert-e-lee

[29]Inherit the Wind by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E Lee
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/inherit-wind-by-jerome-lawrence-and-robert-e-lee

[30]Heather Brooke says: “This is an allegorical tale about a preacher who
  is against the teaching of evolution. It is about the ability of people to
  communicate ideas without persecution or obstruction” [31]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/heather-brooke-on-holding-power-account
      31. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[32]Jeffrey Sachs And Niall Ferguson On The State Of America
    Links:
      32. http://thebrowser.com/videos/jeffrey-sachs-and-niall-ferguson-state-america

Take your sides, people
  [33]More videos
    Links:
      33. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[34]Umberto Eco, on emotion
    Links:
      34. http://www.goodreads.com/interviews/show/622.Umberto_Eco

"Love is selective. Hatred is collective"

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

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