Newsletter 518


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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]The Dark Side Of Creativity
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/uXObt2

Scott Kaufman | Huffington Post | 9 December 2011

Fascinating review of some recent psychological research lays bare an
  awkward trend: Creative individuals are those most likely to be dishonest.
  Indeed "creativity was a better predictor of dishonesty than intelligence"
  [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/dark-side-creativity

[7]The Inevitable Rise Of Egypt's Islamists
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/s1QnNq

Thanassis Cambanis | Atlantic | 8 December 2011

Post-Mubarak Egypt hasn't turned into a battle between religious and secular
  parties, as some predicted. It's Islamists vs the military and,
  increasingly, Islamist (Muslim Brotherhood) vs Islamist (Salafist). Good
  sit-rep [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/inevitable-rise-egypts-islamists

[9]Breaking Out Of Our Righteous Minds
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/tPZIsJ

Samuel McNerney | Scientific American | 8 December 2011

On Jonathan Haidt and new book The Righteous Mind, in which he applies moral
  psychology to explain political divisions. Interesting on nature of
  morality, why valuing both conservative and liberal principles makes
  societies flourish [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/breaking-out-our-righteous-minds

[11]The Bitch, The Stud And The Prawn
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/vgs2N0

Adam Curtis | BBC | 8 December 2011

Another terrifically enjoyable piece by documentary maker, illustrated with
  video clips. Tells story of "geezer capitalism" through rise and fall of
  gangster-turned-businessman, George Walker. Sardonic humour much in evidence
  [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/bitch-stud-and-prawn

[13]Australian Exceptionalism
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/uomP9c

Scott Steele | Pollytics | 8 December 2011

Enough of the modesty, Australia. You're doing well. "Over the medium term
  our broader economic performance has been nothing short of astonishing. The
  income of our poor grew faster than the income of everyone else’s rich"
  [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/australian-exceptionalism

[15]Emperor Wang Mang: China’s First Socialist?
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/uiVmLw

Mike Dash | Smithsonian | 9 December 2011

Seized throne in 9 AD, probably by murdering infant ruler. Sole emperor of
  Xin dynasty. Invented form of social security, redistributed land equally,
  started income tax. Provoked devastating civil war. Died horrible death
  [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/emperor-wang-mang-china’s-first-socialist

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Anna Reid on the Siege of Leningrad
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/anna-reid-on-siege-leningrad

Glorified by Russia, glossed over by the West, the siege of Leningrad is
  rarely seen for what it was – a tragic story of tremendous suffering and
  death. The author of a new book on the subject tells us what really happened
  there [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/anna-reid-on-siege-leningrad

Featured Special Report

[19]Climate Change
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/reports/climate-change

Want to know how our planet is faring? Access the definitive reading list on
  climate change, as recommended by Jonathan Porritt and others, and read
  articles  that  will get you past the smoke and mirrors of Climategate
  [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/climate-change

Reader Recommendations

@[21]polit2k Could David Cameron have done anything other than walk away
  from    a   new   EU   treaty?   @[22]TheEconomist   [23]t.co/1IbHxr08
  #[24]browsings #[25]eurocrisis [26]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/polit2k
      22. http://twitter.com/TheEconomist
      23. http://t.co/1IbHxr08
      24. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#browsings
      25. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#eurocrisis
      26. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[27]Book of the Day
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/old-hotel-by-joseph-mitchell-0

[28]Up in the Old Hotel by Joseph Mitchell
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/old-hotel-by-joseph-mitchell-0

[29]Mike Dash says: “For 30 to 40 years he wrote about all the people on the
  margins of society in New York. But he did this in such a humane way, it’s
  just wonderful” [30]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/mike-dash-on-hidden-history
      30. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[31]Dolphin Jetpack
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/videos/dolphin-jetpack

Swimming with dolphins: Priceless. Swimming like a dolphin: €4,200 [32]More
  videos
    Links:
      32. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[33]Scott Adams, on timing
    Links:
      33. http://dilbert.com/blog/entry/best_work

"Your best work involves timing. If someone wrote the best hip hop song of
    all time in the Middle Ages, he had bad timing"

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

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