Newsletter 490


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[1]All of our Best of the Moment article recommendations, plus FiveBooks
  interviews and other selected content from thebrower.com
    Links:
      1. http://thebrowser.com

[5]Down With The Eurozone
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/v5M9wv

Nouriel Roubini | Project Syndicate | 11 November 2011

Germany's medicine for European debt troubles is recessionary deflation,
  which means concentrating pain in eurozone's periphery. It won't work, leads
  to "paradox of thrift". Roubini's guess? "The endgame for the eurozone has
  begun" [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/down-eurozone

[7]Interview With Graham Harman
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/v4Ur86

Tom Beckett | Ask/Tell | 23 October 2011

Wide-ranging conversation with metaphysics professor. On relationship of
  philosophy and poetry, Freud, Heidegger, Cezanne, even Zizek and future of
  political left. Have "precise and assertive" philosophers become a
  "pestilence"? [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/interview-graham-harman

[9]How Walmart Is Changing China
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/v59ok2

Orville Schell | Atlantic | 9 November 2011

These two colossal entities share a curious alignment of goals, policies,
  even 'ideologies'. "Together, they are engaging in a bold experiment in
  consumer behavior modification, market economics, and environmental
  stewardship" [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/how-walmart-changing-china

[11]William Shakespeare, Gangster
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/sNTMQv

Mike Dash | Smithsonian | 7 November 2011

Here's an interesting look at an obscure legal paper that sheds some light
  on the mystery of Shakespeare's early life, revealing "a squalid tale of
  gangland rivalries in the theatrical underworld of Queen Elizabeth’s day"
  [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/william-shakespeare-gangster

[13]Ukraine’s Last Chance?
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/s6TCQX

Timothy Snyder | NYRB | 9 November 2011

President Yanukovych really doesn't seem to understand that the European
  Union wants to help Ukraine, not to annexe it. And his confusion on that
  point may lead to Ukraine's reabsorption by Russia, which has the opposite
  aims [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/ukraine’s-last-chance

[15]Darwin's Tongues
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/vsoNvt

Bruce Bower | ScienceNews | 5 November 2011

Evolutionary biologists turn their attention to the origins of language. And
  their studies of comparative speech data produce some surprising results
  that challenge the views of traditional linguists, including Chomsky and
  Greenberg [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/darwins-tongues

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Barry Estabrook on Food Production
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/barry-estabrook-on-food-production

Do you know what’s in the food you eat, and how it gets from field to plate?
  The author of an acclaimed exposé of American agribusiness tells us where to
  look if we want to become better-informed consumers [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/barry-estabrook-on-food-production

Featured Topic

[19]Time
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/reports/time

What is it? Why isn't it the same everywhere? Can we travel through time?
  Will there be an end to time? Read on to find out [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/time

Reader Recommendations

_@_[21]polit2k My  friend  @[22]farano has  written a great piece on why
  #[23]Italy's problems go beyond Berlusconi
  @[24]AlbertoNardelli [25]t.co/8YBfqw8G #[26]browsings
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/polit2k
      22. http://twitter.com/farano
      23. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#Italy
      24. http://twitter.com/AlbertoNardelli
      25. http://t.co/8YBfqw8G
      26. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#browsings

[27]More like this
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[28]Book of the Day
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/damascus-by-richard-beard

[29]Damascus by Richard Beard
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/damascus-by-richard-beard

[30]Nikolaos van Dam says: “This book about Damascus lifts the tip of the
  veil of the many, many beauties that Syria has” [31]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/nikolaos-van-dam-on-syria
      31. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[32]Burning Man 2011
    Links:
      32. http://thebrowser.com/videos/burning-man-2011

Time-lapse video. At 20 minutes, goes on for about 19 minutes more than most
  videos in this space. Even so: Wish you were there [33]More videos
    Links:
      33. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[34]George Kennan, on logic
    Links:
      34. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/13/books/review/george-f-kennan-an-american-life-by-john-lewis-gaddis-book-review.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&pagewanted=all

“I have the habit of seeing two opposing sides of a question, both of them
    wrong"

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

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