Newsletter 545


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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]Revolution Number 99
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/AAMFU5

Max Charkin | Vanity Fair | 10 January 2012

Oral history of Occupy Wall St movement. From founding activists,
  celebrities, accidental protesters. "At noon, everybody was supposed to show
  up. We thought maybe there would be a couple thousand. At first it didn’t
  seem like that" [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/revolution-number-99

[7]Recovering Adam Smith's Ethical Economics
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/zT6Zp8

Anonymous | Philosopher's Beard | 6 January 2012

Adam Smith is rightly cited as the father of modern economics. But he was
  also a prominent figure in the Scottish Enlightenment, friend of Hume, and
  saw economics as a branch of moral philosophy. A view which is very relevant
  today [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/recovering-adam-smiths-ethical-economics

[9]A Europe Of Small Minds
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/xl9HKw

Erich Follath & Jan Puhl | Spiegel | 9 January 2012

Interview with Czech foreign minister Karl Fürst zu Schwarzenberg.
  Aristocrat. Returned emigré. "I'm home again. I've survived the 20th
  century." Interesting throughout, especially on Merkel, Germany, Europe.
  [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/europe-small-minds

[11]Dark Matter Mysteries: A True Game Of Shadows
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/AcqV77

Stuart Clark | New Scientist | 9 January 2012

Inside the hunt for dark matter, that supposedly binds galaxies together.
  "Now that we have begun to see something, either astrophysics is wrong, or
  particle physics is wrong, or our whole understanding of dark matter is
  wrong" [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/dark-matter-mysteries-true-game-shadows

[13]Letter From New Orleans
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/xU33p0

Wright Thompson | Grantland | 9 January 2012

Terrifically enjoyable read on four-time Louisiana governor and convicted
  felon, Edwin Edwards. Now out of prison. Author of immortal election quote:
  "The only way I'm losing is if I get caught in bed with a dead girl or a
  live boy" [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/letter-new-orleans

[15]War Horse: An Illustrated Review
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/zMfCMN

Lisa Hanawalt | Hairpin | 9 January 2012

Arguably the best review ever. Certainly of "War Horse", as filmed by Steven
  Spielberg. Possibly of any film. Or indeed anything else. Charming, concise,
  evocative. The case for the illustrated review is hereby made [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/war-horse-illustrated-review

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Toby Young on Journalism
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/toby-young-on-journalism

The journalist and author praises tabloid hacks, lambasts Johann Hari, picks
  a bone with Christopher Hitchens, and selects five books that exemplify good
  reporting – or satirise it mercilessly [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/toby-young-on-journalism

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 RT @[22]cate_long: Cohan: How Wall Street has been a cartel
  since    1915    - [23]t.co/0zAuv18G [it    wont    be    broken    by
  Dodd-Frank] [24]#browsings [25]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/polit2k
      22. http://twitter.com/cate_long
      23. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-01-09/cohan-how-wall-street-turned-a-crisis-into-a-cartel.html
      24. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      25. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[26]Book of the Day
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/catch-22-by-joseph-heller

[27]Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/catch-22-by-joseph-heller

[28]William Boyd says: “The most wonderful novel ever written, because of
  its absurdist sense of humour and the way it looked at war” [29]FiveBooks
  Archive
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/william-boyd-on-writers-who-have-inspired-me?page=full
      29. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[30]Joy Of Books
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/videos/joy-books

Already I declare this to be the shelf-rearranging oh-my-gosh stop-motion
  book-themed video of the year [31]More videos
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[32]Pico Iyer, on style
    Links:
      32. http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/books/la-ca-pico-iyer-20120108,0,2137466.story

"The long sentence opens doors that the short sentence slams shut"

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

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