Newsletter 511


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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]Debt And Democracy – Has The Link Been Broken?
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/uwKfHi

Michael Hudson | Naked Capitalism | 2 December 2011

International finance is a "new mode of warfare. Its objective is the same
  as military conquest in times past: To appropriate land and mineral
  resources, communal infrastructure and extract tribute." Fine essay on debt,
  democracy [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/debt-and-democracy-has-link-been-broken

[7]How To Dispel Your Illusions
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/uF0KRY

Freeman Dyson | NYRB | 2 December 2011

Freeman Dyson on Daniel Kahneman and cognitive illusion. In brief, how we
  too often persuade ourselves that we are right, by ignoring evidence that we
  are wrong [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/how-dispel-your-illusions

[9]Outrage! Outrage! Oh, Let Me Be Outraged!
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/uOevWA

Kenan Malik | Pandaemonium | 2 December 2011

Everyone wants to feel offended these days. And, if you don't, the
  authorities – from police to trade union bureaucrats – will try to make you.
  Lovely (short) blogpost commenting on three incidents of the past few days
  [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/outrage-outrage-oh-let-me-be-outraged

[11]Jews, Christians And Judaeo-Christians
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/szo9fI

Geza Vermes | Standpoint | 1 December 2011

"The expression 'Jewish Christian', made up of two seemingly contradictory
  concepts, must strike readers not trained in theology or religious history
  as an oxymoron." But it isn't. Here is the full story of Judaeo-Christianity
  [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/jews-christians-and-judaeo-christians

[13]Seer Of The Mirror World
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/tSnbcF

Anonymous | Economist | 3 December 2011

Profile of David Gelernter, professor of computer science, victim of
  Unabomber, prophet of social networks. Imagined Facebook in 1991, pretty
  much invented it in 1997, but his investors wanted corporate clients, not
  individuals [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/seer-mirror-world

[15]Epiphany In Etwall
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/sMWQNQ

Dominic Hilton | New Humanist | 19 November 2011

Anglican gets engaged to atheist. Confesses belief to fiancée's friends. "I
  may as well have said, 'Hi, my name's Dominic, and I'm a polygamist.'" To
  explain appeal of religion drags fiancée to a christening. It doesn't go
  well [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/epiphany-etwall

FiveBooks Interview

[17]David Lammy on Context of the UK Riots
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/david-lammy-on-context-uk-riots

We're richer and freer as a society than we used to be but it's now clear
  there are downsides too. The MP for Tottenham, where the riots began, says
  we've created a hyper-individualistic culture and explains how we must
  change it [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/david-lammy-on-context-uk-riots

Featured Special Report

[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 Welcome to the living dead economy | Larry Elliott | The
  Guardian  [22]t.co/7rT5ox1H @[23]guardian #[24]browsings[25]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/polit2k
      22. http://t.co/7rT5ox1H
      23. http://twitter.com/guardian
      24. http://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/empire-project-by-john-darwin

[27]The Empire Project by John Darwin
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/empire-project-by-john-darwin

[28]David Cannadine says: “This is an extraordinary panoramic tour de force.
  Darwin stresses that the Empire was a varied, in some ways chaotic and
  contingent, construction” [29]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/david-cannadine-on-british-empire
      29. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[30]I Believe I Can Fly
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/videos/i-believe-i-can-fly

As Chris Blattman says: "I think this needs a DSM-IV entry" [31]More videos
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[32]Charles Nevin, on genetics
    Links:
      32. http://moreintelligentlife.com/content/arts/charles-nevin/john-lloyds-whim-iron

"A potato has two more chromosomes than a person and the same number as a
    gorilla"

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

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