Newsletter 500


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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]Athens Diary
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/tivmGX

James Meek | LRB | 22 November 2011

Notebook from a country unravelling. Only businesses thriving are pawn shops
  and precious metal buyers. Economy is reverting to the 1950s. Get food from
  relatives in the countryside, money from relatives aboard [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/athens-diary

[7]Facebook Is Starting To Lose Its Touch
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/sW9zNa

Kevin Kelleher | Reuters | 22 November 2011

800 million users. An IPO looming. Even a Facebook phone is rumoured. But it
  has a problem too: It's ruining sharing. "Simply put, Facebook is making the
  quantity of content more important than the quality." It may be a cardinal
  sin [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/facebook-starting-lose-its-touch

[9]Going Green
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/uub8cX

Robert Butler | Intelligent Life | 21 November 2011

Every big scientific moment is also a cultural one. Galileo's universe. The
  Lisbon earthquake. Darwin's evolution. In our time, the revolution is in
  climate science. Finest artistic product to date: Cormac McCarthy's "The
  Road" [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/going-green

[11]To Euro!
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/swQN3C

Yannis Ioannides & Chris Pissarides | Greek Economists For Reform | 21
  November 2011

Interesting counterweight to arguments that Greece should default, leave
  euro, re-take control of own economy. In brief, reintroduced drachma could
  drop so much in value that benefits of default would evaporate [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/euro

[13]Out Of Thin Air
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/tt6zdu

David Edmonds | Prospect | 16 November 2011

In the past even training was considered unsporting. Now Pistorius runs on
  blades, athletes use altitude tents, footballers wear high-tech boots. But
  deciding which technologies are legal opens a debate over metaphysics of
  sport [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/out-thin-air

[15]George’s God
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/uTXNa0

Andrew Ferguson | Weekly Standard | 21 November 2011

Revisiting George Harrison, 10 years after his death from cancer. A man of
  two halves. Good George was a modest fellow, devoted to spiritualism and
  Krishna. Bad George had an "heroic capacity for cocaine, brandy, and
  adultery" [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/george’s-god

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Michael Kazin on Roots of the Occupy Movement
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/michael-kazin-on-roots-occupy-movement

As police confront Occupy protesters, the history professor and co-editor of
  Dissent magazine looks back at US leftist movements from abolitionism to
  Vietnam to see where OWS came from and what it can learn from the past
  [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/michael-kazin-on-roots-occupy-movement

Featured Topic

[19]Great Obituaries
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/reports/great-obituaries

Raise a glass to life's characters with our collection of writing about
  eventful, unconventional lives. RIP [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/great-obituaries

Reader Recommendations

_@_[21]BUBizIntern RT @[22]AlexKimL: Intern Nation: How to Earn Nothing and
  Learn  Little in the Brave New Economy [23]t.co/VoDHH2n [24]#browsings
  [25]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/BUBizIntern
      22. http://twitter.com/AlexKimL
      23. http://www.tnr.com/book/review/intern-nation-ross-perlin
      24. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      25. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[26]Book of the Day
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/zeno’s-conscience-by-italo-svevo

[27]Zeno’s Conscience by Italo Svevo
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/zeno’s-conscience-by-italo-svevo

[28]Tim  Parks  says: “It’s one of the first novels ever written about
  psychotherapy and it’s completely hilarious because it shows that Zeno
  really has no idea who he is”[29]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/tim-parks-on-italian-fiction
      29. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[30]The Next Big Thing
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/videos/next-big-thing

Samsung  mocks  the  cult of Apple. Not (yet) very effectively, but an
  interesting direction [31]More videos
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[32]Vernon Royce, on gratitude
    Links:
      32. http://www.amazon.com/Masters-Strangers-Brothers-Charles-Percy/dp/1842324233

"Gratitude isn't an emotion. But the expectation of gratitude is a very
    lively one"

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

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