Newsletter 513


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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]Funny Money
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/vqJCFR

Grant Robertson | Globe & Mail | 3 December 2011

In 2004 Canadian police stopped a suspicious vehicle on the highway. Inside
  they uncovered stacks of C$20 notes. Near perfect counterfeit. A forgery so
  widespread it forced a radical re-think of the entire nation's physical
  currency [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/funny-money

[7]Why America Should Care About The Collapse Of European Unity
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/u4Ly86

Simon Schama | Newsweek | 4 December 2011

"As resentment mounts, there is a real possibility of a recoil from the
  assumption of mutual dependence on which postwar European — and indeed
  Atlantic — prosperity was founded." British historian explains why this
  should be avoided [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/why-america-should-care-about-collapse-european-unity

[9]Mind Reader
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/sRn7Mc

Richard Marshall | 3AM Magazine | 2 December 2011

Philosophy and psychology might seem unlikely bedfellows. Not to Peter
  Carruthers, a philosopher and "theoretical psychologist". Works on the mind,
  consciousness: "There is no such thing as conscious choice or conscious
  decision" [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/mind-reader

[11]One Cheer For The Egyptian Elections
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/uLOGdm

Hussein Ibish | Now Lebanon | 6 December 2011

Muslim Brotherhood party did best. No surprise there. They were the best
  organised. But now they want to govern, pitting them against Egypt's
  military rulers, who have their own interests to pursue. Future is fraught,
  murky [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/one-cheer-egyptian-elections

[13]How Investigators Unravelled Europe's Biggest-Ever Fake-Medicine Scam
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/rAyEJN

Nayanah Siva | Wired UK | 29 November 2011

Story of sting operation that ensnared one of China's most prolific drug
  counterfeiters. From Viagra to Tamiflu, Kevin Xu was making millions
  exporting fake medicines to Europe. His downfall? His wife's love of
  diamonds [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/how-investigators-unravelled-europes-biggest-ever-fake-medicine-scam

[15]I Spy
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/sjzPDH

Anthony Lane | New Yorker | 5 December 2011

"The secret services are the only real expression of a nation’s character."
  Not a bad motto for Le Carré's _Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy_. This is an
  engrossing comparison of book, 1970s TV series and recent film [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/i-spy

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Peter James on Crime Fiction
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/peter-james-on-crime-fiction

The best crime novels grip you right from the first sentence and don’t let
  go. We asked a bestselling crime author to tell us about his favourite
  examples of the genre [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/peter-james-on-crime-fiction

Featured Special Report

[19]Time
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/reports/time

What is it? Why isn't it the same everywhere? Can we travel through time?
  Will there be an end to time? Read on to find out [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/time

Reader Recommendations

_@paulstpancras_ RT _@polit2k_: The Impoverished “Asian Century” - Chandran
  Nair - Project Syndicate [21]t.co/3FopBg8k via _@ProSyn #oped #browsings
  #gfc2 #gd2_[22]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://t.co/3FopBg8k
      22. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[23]Book of the Day
    Links:
      23. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/human-stain-by-philip-roth

[24]The Human Stain by Philip Roth
    Links:
      24. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/human-stain-by-philip-roth

[25]Claire Fox says: “This novel shows how doing things in the name of
  tolerance can lead to a right old mess” [26]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      25. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/claire-fox-on-freedom-speech
      26. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[27]Rebuilding The America We Love
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/videos/rebuilding-america-we-love

I am Newt Gingrich. And I approve this wishful thinking [28]More videos
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[29]Douglas Allen, on accountability
    Links:
      29. http://www.farnamstreetblog.com/2011/12/the-institutional-revolution

"Men, when they know they can blame nature, will behave badly"

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

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