Newsletter 512


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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]What Makes A Rogue Trader?
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/to6EcL

John Gapper | FT | 2 December 2011

"Like the cycles of financial speculation and crashes that have occurred
  throughout history, rogue traders are always with us." Fascinating on what
  drives us to gamble recklessly. Helps to know your bird-watching, says
  Gapper [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/what-makes-rogue-trader

[7]A Monster Among the 'Frum'
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/tXGBYh

Matthew Shaer | New York | 4 December 2011

When an eight-year-old Jewish boy disappeared in an orthodox neighbourhood
  of Brooklyn in July, the community mobilised to find out what had happened.
  What came next was unexpected. That they were looking for a killer from
  within [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/monster-among-frum

[9]Rick Perry Has Three Strikes Against Him
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/uj80nH

Bryan Burrough | Vanity Fair | 1 December 2011

"When you become the object of laughter and pity, you're done." Right?
  Maybe, but the Republican contender has money, organisation, and has emerged
  from the "oops" gaffe better than might have been expected. Enjoyable
  profile [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/rick-perry-has-three-strikes-against-him

[11]Toward A Gentler, Kinder German Reich?
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/u155uM

Tony Corn | Small Wars Journal | 29 November 2011

German elites are leveraging the eurozone crisis to change Europe's
  institutional fundamentals and ensure Germany's dominance. But not to worry.
  This "Merkelian Reich" would be a "benign, metrosexual, post-modern polity"
  [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/toward-gentler-kinder-german-reich

[13]Our Microbiomes, Ourselves
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/rRfu48

Carl Zimmer | NYT | 3 December 2011

Every human body is home to 100 trillion microbes. What if one of your
  microbes is unique—and yields a powerful new antibiotic? Do you have a claim
  on the profits? Are your parasites your property, or are they just visiting?
  [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/our-microbiomes-ourselves

[15]Upheaval At The New York Public Library
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/vDI63g

Scott Sherman | Nation | 2 December 2011

Trotsky, Nabokov, Kennan worked in NYPL's Slavic and Baltic room. But you
  can't, because it's just been closed. Due to megalomania. Library plans
  $350m renovation of its central building, while cutting back on staff and
  books [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/upheaval-new-york-public-library

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Anthony Seldon on British Prime Ministers
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/anthony-seldon-on-british-prime-ministers

It's their frailty that makes politicians such interesting characters, says
  Tony Blair's biographer. He tells us about the art of political biography
  and the writers who've best captured leaders such as Churchill and Thatcher
  [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/anthony-seldon-on-british-prime-ministers

Featured Special Report

[19]Great Obituaries
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/reports/great-obituaries

Raise a glass to life's characters with our collection of writing about
  eventful, unconventional lives. RIP [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/great-obituaries

Reader Recommendations

_@_[21]polit2k Fiskalunion  is  worst of all worlds for Europe | Ambrose
  Evans-Pritchard              |             Telegraph [22]t.co/P1A1XeEC
  @[23]Telegraph #[24]gfc2 #[25]gd2 [26]#browsings [27]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/polit2k
      22. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/comment/ambroseevans_pritchard/8934363/Fiskalunion-is-worst-of-all-worlds-for-Europe.html
      23. http://twitter.com/Telegraph
      24. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#gfc2
      25. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#gd2
      26. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      27. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[28]Book of the Day
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/tolerance-by-frank-furedi

[29]On Tolerance by Frank Furedi
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/tolerance-by-frank-furedi

[30]Claire Fox says: “Furedi looks at how the spirit of John Stuart Mill has
  been destroyed in the contemporary era, despite our paying lip-service to
  tolerance” [31]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/claire-fox-on-freedom-speech
      31. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[32]An Atheist's Guide To The 2012 Election
    Links:
      32. http://thebrowser.com/videos/atheists-guide-2012-election

Penn Jillette on religiosity in politics. Not just a Republican trait.
  Clinton had plenty of it. So does Obama [33]More videos
    Links:
      33. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[34]Anonymous, on bankers
    Links:
      34. http://kottke.org/11/12/give-a-man-a-bank-and-he-can-rob-the-world

"Give a man a gun and he can rob a bank. Give a man a bank and he can rob
    the world"

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

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