Newsletter 505


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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]All The Angry People
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/uoxZ4f

George Packer | New Yorker | 28 November 2011

Ray Kachel is a 53-year-old technology worker from Seattle. Or was. He's
  been out of work for some time, sold most of his remaining possessions, left
  his flat. Now he's in New York, part of the OWS protest. This is his story
  [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/all-angry-people

[7]Eurozone Has Only Days
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/vLlJnk

Wolfgang Munchau | FT | 27 November 2011

Ten days, to be exact. Until summit on December 9. And it can only survive
  if governments make ECB lender of last resort, issue eurobonds, and create
  fiscal union. Which they won't. So that's about it for the single currency
  [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/eurozone-has-only-days

[9]Are We The Teachable Species?
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/sPAbbI

Carl Zimmer | The Loom | 22 November 2011

"There’s no culture on Earth without teachers. But just because something’s
  easy doesn’t mean it’s not special. And in the animal kingdom, teaching is
  exceedingly rare. In fact, it’s not clear whether any other animal can
  teach" [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/are-we-teachable-species

[11]How Brooklyn Got Its Groove Back
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/rJX36h

Kay Hymowitz | City Journal | 27 November 2011

"How did the mean streets once paced by Irish and Italian dockworkers, and
  later scarred by muggings and shootings, become so cool? The answer involves
  economic, class, and cultural changes that have transformed American urban
  life" [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/how-brooklyn-got-its-groove-back

[13]Siege Of Leningrad 60 Years On
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/ufp4Pk

Anna Reid | Open Democracy | 26 November 2011

Hitler decided to starve the city out. Almost succeeded. 750,000 civilians
  died of hunger and disease. Greatest loss of life in any modern city.
  Tragedy minimised, sanitised by Soviets, embarrassed that Germans had got so
  far [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/siege-leningrad-60-years

[15]Her Honor
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/vRXxxo

Dahlia Lithwick | New York | 27 November 2011

Excellent, sympathetic profile of Elena Kagan, a year and a bit into her job
  as US Supreme Court justice. She's a listener; a liberal, yes; has a finely
  tuned social sense. But nothing kneejerk about her. She maddens liberals too
  [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/her-honor

FiveBooks Interview

[17]David Cannadine on the British Empire
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/david-cannadine-on-british-empire

The history professor tells us why it’s less interesting to argue about
  whether Empire was a force for good or ill, than to understand how it worked
  and why it fell apart. He suggests a reading list to get us started [18]Read
  on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/david-cannadine-on-british-empire

Featured Topic

[19]The Occupy Movement
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/reports/occupy-movement

From New York to California, and many places inbetween, they are protesting.
  But who are they, what do they want and what does it all mean? [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/occupy-movement

Reader Recommendations

[21]polit2k The Euro Area Is Coming to an End: Peter Boone and Simon Johnson
  -     Bloomberg [22]t.co/R961YvqC via     @[23]BloombergView #[24]gfc2
  [25]#browsings [26]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/polit2k
      22. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-11-28/the-euro-area-is-coming-to-an-end-peter-boone-and-simon-johnson.html
      23. http://twitter.com/BloombergView
      24. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#gfc2
      25. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      26. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[27]Book of the Day
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/custer-died-your-sins-by-vine-deloria-jr

[28]Custer Died for Your Sins by Vine Deloria Jr
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/custer-died-your-sins-by-vine-deloria-jr

[29]Colin Calloway says: “A groundbreaking collection of essays which takes
  pot shots at federal Indian policies and Anglo academics who made their
  careers as ‘Indian experts’” [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]Warriors Of Goja
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/videos/warriors-goja

Hang in for 30 seconds until they eat the light bulbs. Then you'll be hooked
  [32]More videos
    Links:
      32. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[33]Felix Salmon, on bankers
    Links:
      33. http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/11/23/the-lessons-of-margin-call

"Wall Street isn’t picking the pockets of the 99% and giving the proceeds
    to the 1%. It’s picking the pockets of the 1% and giving the proceeds to
    itself"

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

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