Newsletter 507


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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]Yes, Virginia. The Banks Really Were Bailed Out
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/uyVS8L

Steve Waldman | Interfluidity | 29 November 2011

Yes, banks took loans from the Fed during credit crisis, but they've paid it
  all back now. Since there were no credit losses, there wasn't really a
  bailout, right? Wrong. Here's a super post that explains why, in no
  uncertain terms [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/yes-virginia-banks-really-were-bailed-out

[7]Banishing Consciousness: The Mystery Of Anaesthesia
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/t8QyPg

Linda Geddes | New Scientist | 29 November 2011

"The anaesthetic would make me feel drowsy, I would go to sleep, when I woke
  up it would all be over. What they didn't tell me was how the drugs would
  send me into the realms of oblivion. They couldn't. The truth is, no one
  knows" [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/banishing-consciousness-mystery-anaesthesia

[9]Requiem For The Arab Spring
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/slkoBH

Stephen Walt | Foreign Policy | 28 November 2011

Putting the Arab uprisings in historical perspective. Building new political
  orders is difficult, unpredictable, takes time. Look at what happened with
  the French and Russian revolutions, Iran, even America [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/requiem-arab-spring

[11]Spaces Of Banana Control
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/temfR3

Nicola Twilley | Edible Geography | 29 November 2011

Inside New York's biggest banana warehouse, where climate control fools the
  fruit into thinking it is still on the plant in tropical Ecuador. “The
  energy coming off a box of ripening bananas could heat a small apartment”
  [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/spaces-banana-control

[13]‘Going Dark’ Versus A ‘Golden Age For Surveillance’
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/uuZZv3

Peter Swire & Kenesa Ahmad | cdt | 28 November 2011

Fine essay addresses the "going dark" problem, when law enforcement is
  blinded by new forms of encrypted communication. Whilst an issue, this
  misses the point. We actually live in a "golden age of surveillance". Here's
  why [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/‘going-dark’-versus-‘golden-age-surveillance’

[15]On Not Rolling The Log
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/tnyWNH

Glen David Gold | LA Review of Books | 29 November 2011

A lesson and warning to aspiring authors, administered from the grave by an
  acid William Faulkner. By all means cultivate literary friendships. But
  don't commodify them. The price may be higher than you think [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/not-rolling-log

FiveBooks Interview

[17]David Downie on Paris
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/david-downie-on-paris

The city of romance and art is also, like most big cities, a place of grit
  and grime. The American writer and long-time Paris resident tells us where
  to look if we're to understand the people and past of this most alluring
  city [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/david-downie-on-paris

Featured Topic

[19]Epic Adventures
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/reports/epic-adventures

Extreme tourism, unwise adventure and plain bad luck. Enjoy it all from the
  comfort of your armchair [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/epic-adventures

Reader Recommendations

_@_[21]lookatluca Martin Samuel reacts to Gary Speed death. Proof the sports
  desk  can  offer  be  the  best  writing  on  a  daily  [22]#browsings
  [23]t.co/hiWBj3l0 [24]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/lookatluca
      22. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      23. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/article-2067858/Gary-Speed-dead-Lets-ideas-haunting-suicide.html
      24. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[25]Book of the Day
    Links:
      25. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/invasion-america-by-francis-jennings

[26]The Invasion of America by Francis Jennings
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/invasion-america-by-francis-jennings

[27]Colin Calloway says: “Jennings accuses Puritans of dispossessing native
  people and committing genocide – and of distorting the historical record to
  justify their actions” [28]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/colin-calloway-on-native-americans-and-colonisers
      28. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[29]Page 23
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/videos/page-23

And when you close the Ikea catalogue. What do all those smiling models do
  then? [30]More videos
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[31]James Surowiecki, on the eurozone
    Links:
      31. http://www.newyorker.com/talk/financial/2011/12/05/111205ta_talk_surowiecki

"This is that rarest of problems—one that you really can solve just by
    throwing money at it"

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

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