Newsletter 522


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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 If Lehman Happened Today?
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/vcsoxV

Michael Hirsh & Stacy Kaper | National Journal | 1 December 2011

Interesting question. Wall St is better prepared to withstand a major shock
  than in 2008. But with an opaque derivatives market of $708 trillion and
  European banks at risk of failure, could a catastrophic event be managed?
  [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/what-if-lehman-happened-today

[7]A Massacre In Jamaica
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/vDbJI5

Mattathias Schwartz | New Yorker | 12 December 2011

In 2009 the United States requested the extradition of drug-lord Christopher
  Dudus Coke from his stronghold in Tivoli Gardens, Kingston. One year later,
  Prime Minister Golding sanctioned the request. Then all hell broke loose
  [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/massacre-jamaica

[9]Why Do So Few Blacks Study the Civil War?
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/vsxVwY

Ta-Nehisi Coates | Atlantic | 7 December 2011

America focused on creating a narrative after the war that could reconcile
  white people with each other. It ignored historical truth: "That one group
  of Americans tried to raise a country wholly premised on property in
  Negroes" [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/why-do-so-few-blacks-study-civil-war

[11]Zombie Borders
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/shGbOY

Frank Jacobs | NYT | 12 December 2011

Cold War border between East and West Germany followed the line between
  Germanic and Slavic settlements a thousand years earlier, and the edges of
  the Holy Roman Empire. Local administrative units have great staying power
  [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/zombie-borders

[13]Is Incest Wrong?
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/sz5pbU

Tauriq Moosa | Big Think | 13 December 2011

Two loving individuals, in the privacy of their own home, indulge in
  consensual sex. Is it wrong? Society says yes—when it's a brother and
  sister. But why? When you consider the arguments in detail, are they less
  strong? [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/incest-wrong

[15]The Undisputed King Of Dogsled Tourism
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/skKCPg

Stephanie Pearson | Outside | 5 December 2011

"There are many time-honored Scandinavian traditions. Dogsledding is not one
  of them." But that's no reason not to give it a go. Writer travels to the
  Arctic Circle for a five-day, 160-mile husky-powered journey across the
  tundra [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/undisputed-king-dogsled-tourism

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Lynn Hunt on the French Revolution
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/lynn-hunt-on-french-revolution

It's  a  revolution  that  still  resonates  and  yet  it resists easy
  interpretation. A leading historian of the French Revolution tells us what
  the events of 1789 and later years really meant, and what relevance they
  have for us today [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/lynn-hunt-on-french-revolution

Featured Special Report

[19]Sport's Violence Problem
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/reports/sports-violence-problem

Nobody wants to take away the thrill and drama of the NFL or NHL, but is
  middle age dementia an acceptable price for ex-players to pay?  [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/sports-violence-problem

Reader Recommendations

@[21]alecash Physics God (Brian Greene) on the God particle (Higgs Boson)
  #[22]browsings  [23]t.co/0HKVbtH5 [24]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/alecash
      22. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#browsings
      23. http://t.co/0HKVbtH5
      24. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[25]Book of the Day
    Links:
      25. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/victorian-comfort-by-john-gloag

[26]Victorian Comfort by John Gloag
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/victorian-comfort-by-john-gloag

[27]Judith  Flanders says: “This tells us so much, not only about mass
  production,  but  also  about  class  and  income differentiation, and
  expectations of how life should be lived” [28]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/judith-flanders-on-life-victorian-age
      28. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[29]'Loreley'
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/videos/loreley

Sand art. Amazing
  [30]More videos
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[31]Alfred Hitchcock, on suspense
    Links:
      31. http://tomshone.blogspot.com/2011/05/fine-art-of-suspense-botched.html

Suspense consists of letting an audience know precisely what is about to
  happen—and then making them wait for it
  [32]More quotes
    Links:
      32. http://thebrowser.com/quotations

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