Newsletter 491


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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]Capitalism Vs The Climate
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/w3LFAh

Naomi Klein | Nation | 9 November 2011

"Climate change detonates the ideological scaffolding on which contemporary
  conservatism rests." To resolve the ecological crisis will require radical
  overhaul of free market capitalism. Outstanding essay explains why
  [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/capitalism-vs-climate

[7]The Food At Our Feet
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/uX3aDh

Jane Kramer | New Yorker | 14 November 2011

Pursuit of wild food has become fashionable. But wrap up, and take care.
  Writer goes foraging with the experts for wild asparagus, beach horseradish,
  orchid roots with more protein than _filet de boeuf_. And much, much more
  [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/food-our-feet

[9]Arab Leaders Shouldn't Kill Their People?
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/uz3y9H

Marc Lynch | Foreign Policy | 11 November 2011

Arab Spring endures. Arab League freezes Syria's membership, because
  government has killed thousands of opponents. It may not stop Assad, of
  course. But since when did Arab leaders care about regimes killing their own
  people? [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/arab-leaders-shouldnt-kill-their-people

[11]Hokey Pokey
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/sx9mIa

John Hussman | Hussman Funds | 14 November 2011

Fund manager discusses continuing euro crisis. "There is no way to
  meaningfully restructure Italian debt without wiping out the capital base of
  Europe's banks, and forcing the nationalisation of the entire European
  banking system" [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/hokey-pokey

[13]From 'Made in China' To 'Bought in China'
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/vJGaJu

J Gabriel Boylan | Boston Globe | 6 November 2011

What happens when China's economy switches big-time to consumption?
  Interview with Karl Gerth, Oxford academic. "The best brands will be made
  for the Chinese market, available to the Chinese markets first." We'll go
  there to shop [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/made-china-bought-china

[15]Composers As Gardeners
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/vc1YfY

Brian Eno | Edge | 10 November 2011

Two models of the creative process: Control and surrender. The architect
  controls. He wields a masterplan definining every detail of the finished
  project. The gardener surrenders. He plants seeds, and Nature shapes the
  result [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/composers-gardeners

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Mary Laven on Renaissance Worlds
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/mary-laven-on-renaissance-worlds

New scholarship is opening up different ways of looking at the Renaissance.
  The historian explains what we should read to gain a wider appreciation of
  this key period in European history [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/mary-laven-on-renaissance-worlds

Featured Topic

[19]Republican Contenders
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/reports/republican-contenders

Romney, Bachmann or Perry? AN Other? Read our selection of background and
  analysis articles on the Republicans hoping to be their party's choice to
  challenge President Obama [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/republican-contenders

Reader Recommendations

_@_[21]whitebluewhite The Newspaper That *Almost* Seized the Future: an epic
  Silicon Valley story [22]t.co/6CmIiJUU [23]#browsings [24]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/whitebluewhite
      22. http://www.cjr.org/feature/the_newspaper_that_almost_seized_the_future.php?page=all
      23. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      24. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[25]Book of the Day
    Links:
      25. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/four-fish-by-paul-greenberg

[26]Four Fish by Paul Greenberg
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/four-fish-by-paul-greenberg

[27]Barry Estabrook says: “He doesn’t condemn fish farming outright but he
  explores ways to do it so that we continue to fish in what is the last wild
  place where we get our food” [28]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/barry-estabrook-on-food-production
      28. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[29]John Lewis: Christmas Advert 2011
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/videos/john-lewis-christmas-advert-2011

You have children, yes? A heart not made of stone, yes? Then prepare to shed
  a tear [30]More videos
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[31]John Gray, on evolution
    Links:
      31. http://www.tnr.com/article/books/magazine/97257/fukuyama-modernization-theory-evolution?page=0,1&passthru=ZjUwMjlmYWNiNzk2YjY0NTEzYjZlZTY5ZDEwZjcyNDY

"The main point about Darwinian evolution is that it is a process of
    drift, with no purpose or direction"

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

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