Newsletter 492


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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]The Two Year Window
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/tdHedQ

Jonathan Cohn | New Republic | 9 November 2011

Neuroscience uncovers an ugly truth: "Neglect of very young children does
  not merely stunt their emotional development. It changes the architecture of
  their brains." Important implications for battle against poverty (Ungated
  for us) [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/two-year-window

[7]The End Of Borders
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/uPcB5Y

Ben Austen | Businessweek | 10 November 2011

The bookstore chain that did everything wrong. Bought long leases on huge
  shops in second-rate locations. Bet heavily on CDs just as the music
  business slumped. Outsourced online sales to Amazon. Six CEOs in 10 years
  [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/end-borders

[9]Why We May Be In Store For A Passionless Presidential Race
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/se4gs4

Robert Reich | Guernica | 14 November 2011

Succinct analysis. Explains why progressives, Democratic base unenthusiastic
  about Obama; and why Republicans will end up with Romney, despite disliking
  him. Americans want inspiration; political passions will move elsewhere
  [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/why-we-may-be-store-passionless-presidential-race

[11]Whatever Happened To Discipline And Hard Work?
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/t4vZDV

Tyler Cowen | NYT | 12 November 2011

Occupy movement has raised important issues of inequality. But there's too
  much talk about riches. Not enough about values. "The relevant question, in
  my view, is not about how much you have earned but about how you have earned
  it" [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/whatever-happened-discipline-and-hard-work

[13]Autism's Early Child
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/sbZEpd

Christopher Stevens | Observer | 13 November 2011

Fifty years ago Michael Edge was one of the first British children to be
  diagnosed as autistic. When his mother took him to a psychiatrist, she was
  advised to send him away to care and forget him. She refused. This is their
  story [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/autisms-early-child

[15]The Bolshoi’s Latest Act
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/uvc9Kl

Simon Morrison | NYRB | 12 November 2011

Russian opera house reopens after six-year, $680m renovation. Principal
  conductor says acoustics now "terrible". Audience boos first public
  performance. "It has been transformed into a fantastically unpredictable
  space" [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/bolshoi’s-latest-act

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Norman Naimark on Genocide
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/norman-naimark-on-genocide

Genocide isn’t the preserve of fanatics and racist thugs – it’s part of
  human nature, says the historian. He tells us how it happens, who denies it
  and where it could return [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/norman-naimark-on-genocide

Featured Topic

[19]Extreme Food
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/reports/extreme-food

From foraging in the wild to foul restaurant dining, here is our toothsome
  selection of writing on the world of extreme food [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/extreme-food

Reader Recommendations

_@_[21]polit2k Krugman     vs    Summers:    The    debate    |    Felix
  Salmon [22]t.co/dOhzpjM0 #[23]gfc2 [24]#browsings @[25]felixsalmon [26]More
  like this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/polit2k
      22. http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/11/15/krugman-vs-summers-the-debate
      23. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#gfc2
      24. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      25. http://twitter.com/felixsalmon
      26. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[27]Book of the Day
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/omnivore’s-dilemma-search-perfect-meal-fast-food-world-by-michael-pollan

[28]The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/omnivore’s-dilemma-search-perfect-meal-fast-food-world-by-michael-pollan

[29]Barry  Estabrook  says:  “Pollan looks at the way we subsidise big
  commodity agriculture, which encourages an artificially cheap system for bad
  food” [30]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/barry-estabrook-on-food-production
      30. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[31]Catvertising
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/videos/catvertising

"By 2015, cat videos are going to represent 90% of content on the world-wide
  web" [32]More videos
    Links:
      32. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[33]Charles Crawford, on stereotypes
    Links:
      33. http://charlescrawford.biz/blog/mars-venus-extremism-revisited-

The trouble with simplification is that things are complicated. The
    trouble with things being complicated is that we need to simplify them

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

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