Newsletter 503


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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]Is This Really The End?
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/sclZ2w

Anonymous | Economist | 24 November 2011

"Mrs Merkel and the ECB cannot continue to threaten feckless economies with
  exclusion from the euro in one breath and reassure markets by promising the
  euro’s salvation with the next." Attitudes must change. The clock is ticking
  [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/really-end

[7]Bittersweet Longing
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/u4siFY

Iris Chung | Glimpse | 18 November 2011

American of Korean descent visits South Korea, engages with activists
  fighting for human rights in North Korea. Her trip leads to deeper
  understanding of complexities, historical background, and reality of
  political situation [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/bittersweet-longing

[9]What Is The Contribution Of The Financial Sector?
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/uOI3FA

Andrew Haldane | Vox | 22 November 2011

Value of financial sector to economy is overstated. High pre-crisis returns
  derived from greater risk-taking, didn't boost economic activity or
  productivity. You could even argue that banks subtract value from the
  economy [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/what-contribution-financial-sector

[11]Heidegger On Philosophy Itself
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/t2ZIDK

Anonymous | A Rigid Designator | 12 November 2011

Lucid essay on Heidegger, and what he thought about nature and utility of
  philosophy. Why did he say philosophy was "immediately useless knowledge"
  and that "with regard to all urgent matters of daily life, philosophy
  fails"? [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/heidegger-philosophy-itself

[13]The Myth Of The Fourth Reich
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/toopxZ

Richard Evans | New Statesman | 24 November 2011

Super analysis by Cambridge professor on how Germany's history affects its
  attitude to euro plight. It's not a lingering desire to control Europe that
  drives German policy, it's fearful memories of Weimar Republic [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/myth-fourth-reich

[15]Libraries: Where It All Went Wrong
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/rxxgNQ

Nat Torkington | Ti Point Tork | 23 November 2011

Fine speech to librarians, explains how to succeed in a digital era.
  "Libraries are the homes of critical thought, of long-term cultural
  preservation, and of democratic access to knowledge. This can’t end with the
  Internet" [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/libraries-where-it-all-went-wrong

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Santigold on Musical Influences
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/santigold-on-musical-influences

The singer-songwriter took an unusual route to becoming a performer. She
  tells us how she got started, how to get what you want in the music business
  and  how  an extraordinary range of influences continue to inspire her
  [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/santigold-on-musical-influences

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? It's all here  [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/syria-revolts

Reader Recommendations

@[21]andrewjtaggart David Brooks @[22]NYT on life reports of aged. 'Life is
  hard.    Bad    things    happen.'    Resilience    vital.   Touching.
  #[23]browsings [24]t.co/RoCfQZ8F [25]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/andrewjtaggart
      22. http://twitter.com/NYT
      23. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#browsings
      24. http://t.co/RoCfQZ8F
      25. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[26]Book of the Day
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/moon-and-bonfires-by-cesare-pavese

[27]The Moon and the Bonfires by Cesare Pavese
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/moon-and-bonfires-by-cesare-pavese

[28]Tim Parks says: “All his books are about people who, in a sense, miss
  the action, as Pavese himself felt he missed the action. This is considered
  his masterpiece and is a wonderful book” [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]Carlsberg Stunts
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/videos/carlsberg-stunts

A cinema full of tattoed bikers. What would _you_ do?
  [31]More videos
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[32]David Brooks, on Americans
    Links:
      32. http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/11/23/politics-nah-too-easy-lets-talk-religion

"We are religious, but not doctrinal"

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

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