Newsletter 494


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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]Modernizing Conservatism
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/vLeRSm

Steven Hayward | Breakthrough Journal | 10 November 2011

Super essay calls for shift in conservative ideology. "Both conservatism and
  liberalism are failing because neither movement has properly adapted to the
  changing fabric of modern society." Here's what conservatives need to
  address [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/modernizing-conservatism

[7]Why Doesn't Britain Make Things Any More?
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/sWBeZE

Aditya Chakrabortty | Guardian | 16 November 2011

Britain is undergoing a "de-industrial revolution, in which previously
  productive regions and classes are cast adrift". It happened in the name of
  economic modernisation. But where has it left us and what has it done to us?
  [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/why-doesnt-britain-make-things-any-more

[9]The State Wants To Know What You're Up To. But Why Do We Let It?
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/vxQkxo

Philip Hensher | Independent | 17 November 2011

Biting commentary on Britain's surveillance society. Now so bad that
  councils want to film and record all conversations in taxis. This isn't
  about diminishing evil, it's about a desire to control. And we must resist
  it [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/state-wants-know-what-youre-why-do-we-let-it

[11]Belarus, The Land Of No Applause
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/sl8Ugp

James Kirchik | World Affairs | 14 November 2011

Economy a wreck, president-for-life a wild-eyed thug. Belarus slews from
  authoritarianism into totalitarianism. Law prohibits "action or inaction
  that has been planned beforehand and is a form of public expression"
  [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/belarus-land-no-applause

[13]The Educational Lottery
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/sdglE5

Steven Brint | LA Review of Books | 15 November 2011

Superb, highly readable essay on state of higher education. Focuses on
  America, but debate and tensions over access, standards, goals and
  aspirations will be familiar to readers in Britain and elsewhere
  [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/educational-lottery

[15]The Inefficiency Of Local Food
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/tmCvTr

Steve Sexton | Freakonomics | 14 November 2011

The argument "that local farming is better for the environment than
  industrial agriculture is an assumption that a 'relocalized' food system can
  be just as efficient as today’s modern farming. That assumption is simply
  wrong" [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/inefficiency-local-food

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Carne Ross on the Leaderless Revolution
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/carne-ross-on-leaderless-revolution

Our political and economic systems are inadequate and failing. But what can
  we do? The author of a new book on the subject tells us what inspired his
  involvement in the Occupy movement and how a leaderless revolution could
  work [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/carne-ross-on-leaderless-revolution

Featured Topic

[19]Syria Revolts
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/reports/syria-revolts

Months of anti-government protests; a brutal response by the authorities.
  But what's really going on in Syria? Read on to find out  [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/syria-revolts

Reader Recommendations

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Book of the Day

[27]Book of the Day
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/stuffed-and-starved-markets-power-and-hidden-battle-world-food-system-by-raj-patel

[28]Stuffed and Starved by Raj Patel
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/stuffed-and-starved-markets-power-and-hidden-battle-world-food-system-by-raj-patel

[29]Barry Estabrook says: “We have this scandalous situation where there are
  a billion people who get too many calories a day and a billion people who do
  not get enough” [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]Emperors of Rome: Diocletian
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/videos/emperors-rome-diocletian

Potted history of Diocletian, who brought stability to an empire in crisis
  in the third century AD
  [32]More videos
    Links:
      32. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[33]Jean-Claude Juncker, on the euro crisis
    Links:
      33. http://www.spectator.co.uk/essays/all/7378428/europes-hit-squad.thtml

"We all know what to do, but we don’t know how to get re-elected once we
    have done it"

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

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