Newsletter 504


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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]Inside McKinsey
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/vt4RGs

Andrew Hill | FT | 25 November 2011

Goldman Sachs of consulting. Alumni everywhere. Clients buy the firm's
  skills, also its influence. Top manager costs $164,165 a week. A reputation
  business. Trust vital. So how much damage has the Galleon scandal done?
  [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/inside-mckinsey

[7]Uncharted Waters: Thinking Through Syria’s Dynamics
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/s1uxph

Anonymous | International Crisis Group | 24 November 2011

Get up to speed on Syria with this briefing paper (PDF) on deepening crisis
  there. Public debate about country's future has mostly ignored five key
  issues that will shape events. Here's what they are, and what they mean
  [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/uncharted-waters-thinking-through-syria’s-dynamics

[9]Jewish Mathematicians In Nazi Germany
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/rMSVhv

Ofer Aderet | Haaretz | 25 November 2011

German Mathematical Society dusts off its archives from the Nazi years. "The
  Mathematical Society didn't care about the Jews. They collaborated at every
  level. They expelled the Jewish members even before they were compelled to"
  [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/jewish-mathematicians-nazi-germany

[11]On Points
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/tZXpCs

Raymond Tallis | Philosophy Now | 8 November 2011

Philosopher tackles mathematical notion of a point. Prepare for Euclid,
  Zeno. "Exposing the distance between mathematical points and real spatial
  locations is a way of reminding ourselves of the distance between maths and
  the world" [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/points

[13]Leave The Cake With The File In It Right Here
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/ru4sjR

Michael Wilson | NYT | 25 November 2011

What visitors try to sneak into Rikers Island jail, and how prison staff
  spot and stop the trade. "This week: six cellphones, three canisters of
  pepper spray, eight blades, two forks, two pairs of scissors and a needle"
  [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/leave-cake-file-it-right-here

[15]The Economic Battlefield Of The NBA Lockout
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/tgszAY

David Berri | Freakonomics | 21 November 2011

Economics professor analyses negotiating strategy of NBA owners and players,
  still locked in dispute about redividing the pie. It's a case of monopsony
  vs monopoly and how leverage changes over time. Interesting, and fun
  [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/economic-battlefield-nba-lockout

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]polit2k RT  @[22]evgenymorozov: The Russian Internet Becomes More
  Opaque [23]t.co/0DI8j9H0  #[24]browsings #[25]gfc2 [26]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/polit2k
      22. http://twitter.com/evgenymorozov
      23. http://t.co/0DI8j9H0
      24. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#browsings
      25. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#gfc2
      26. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[27]Book of the Day
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/1491-by-charles-c-mann

[28]1491 by Charles C Mann
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/1491-by-charles-c-mann

[29]Colin Calloway says: “Mann shows that the Americas were not just an
  empty world waiting for Europeans to arrive – but a place where there were
  great cities” [30]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/colin-calloway-on-native-americans-and-colonisers
      30. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[31]The Social Network 2 (Official Trailer)
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/videos/social-network-2-official-trailer

World without Facebook. "I'd like to request that you be my friend"
  [32]More videos
    Links:
      32. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[33]Andrew Brown, on Catholic dogma
    Links:
      33. http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/andrewbrown/2011/nov/23/pope-rejection-holy-war-applaud

"Whatever is forbidden is what's actually going on"

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

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