Newsletter 519


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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 Civil Archipelago
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/rEHsnK

David Remnick | New Yorker | 12 December 2011

Superb, and superbly readable, account of Russia under Putin. Captures
  cynicism, corruption and violence of the state; its historical
  underpinnings; and growing discontent following latest parliamentary
  elections [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/civil-archipelago

[7]Could This Be The End Of Cancer?
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/sfYP6M

Sharon Begley | Newsweek | 12 December 2011

"After four decades of largely unfulfilled hopes, scientists have hit on a
  potential cure that few thought possible a few years ago: Vaccines." Much
  still to prove but early clinical trials show promising, if variable,
  results [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/could-be-end-cancer

[9]The Book Of Jobs
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/sPtigI

Joseph Stiglitz | Vanity Fair | 11 December 2011

"Even when we repair the banking system, we’ll still be in deep
  trouble—because we were already in deep trouble. That seeming golden age of
  2007 was far from a paradise." Here's why, and what we can learn from the
  Great Depression [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/book-jobs

[11]Unraveling An Epidemic
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/rUHNdU

Alan Zarembo | LA Times | 11 December 2011

Rate of autism diagnosis among children has risen 20-fold in 20 years. But
  it's not a surge in disease, it's a surge in diagnosis. The "spectrum" is
  wide, and being somewhere on it opens the way to publicly funded healthcare
  [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/unraveling-epidemic

[13]Interview With David Graeber
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/sc0K1M

Ellen Evans and Jon Moses | White Review | 1 December 2011

Anthropologist, inspiration for OWS, on anarchy, direct action. "The only
  plausible scenario for revolution is when the forces of order refuse to
  shoot. For most revolutions in world history, that is what ultimately
  happens" [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/interview-david-graeber

[15]The Mystery Of Carole Myers
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/vHk5M3

Will Storr | Observer | 11 December 2011

She claimed that her parents abused her in satanic rituals, forced her to
  kill her six children, put an implant in her eye that would explode if she
  spoke of her ordeal. None true. But she had seen therapists. Were they to
  blame? [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/mystery-carole-myers

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Judith Flanders on Life in the Victorian Age
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/judith-flanders-on-life-victorian-age

History books often focus on big political or economic events, wars and
  leaders. But there's much to learn from studying the way people lived, and
  what made the Victorian age both like and unlike our own, as the author
  explains [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/judith-flanders-on-life-victorian-age

Featured Special Report

[19]Extreme Food
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/reports/extreme-food

From foraging in the wild to foul restaurant dining, here is our toothsome
  selection of writing on the world of extreme food [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/extreme-food

Reader Recommendations

[21]teamsuccess100 Jon Moulton- a Dickens of a venture capitalist | Simon
  Bowers | The Guardian [22]t.co/HsQs4emOvia @[23]guardian [24]#browsings
  #[25]gfc2 #[26]gd2 [27]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/teamsuccess100
      22. http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2011/dec/01/jon-moulton-venture-capitalist-liam-fox?CMP=twt_gu
      23. http://twitter.com/guardian
      24. http://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      25. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#gfc2
      26. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#gd2
      27. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[28]Book of the Day
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/tailor-king-by-anthony-arthur

[29]The Tailor-King by Anthony Arthur
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/tailor-king-by-anthony-arthur

[30]Mike Dash says: “The Anabaptists looked for a town that they could take
  over  and rebuild as a new Jerusalem and The Tailor-King is about what
  happened inside the town” [31]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/mike-dash-on-hidden-history
      31. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[32]'That's Not A Free Market, That's A Game'
    Links:
      32. http://thebrowser.com/videos/thats-not-free-market-thats-game-0

Jeffrey  Sachs  on top form discussing what went wrong with the global
  economy, how to fix it
  [33]More videos
    Links:
      33. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[34]Nassim Nicholas Taleb, on truth
    Links:
      34. http://www.fooledbyrandomness.com/ethics.pdf

"Never ask anyone for their opinion. Ask them what they have in their
    portfolios"

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

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