Newsletter 563


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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 Coming Resolution Of The European Crisis
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/zJ5I7e

Fred Bergsten & Jacob Funk Kirkegaard | Vox | 26 January 2012

"We have complete confidence that, in the crunch, both Germany and the
  ECB will pay whatever is necessary to avert disaster. The ultimate
  political goals of each assure this result." Collapse is simply not
  acceptable. Here's why [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/coming-resolution-european-crisis-0

[7]No Responsible Democrat Should Want Gingrich To Get The GOP Nomination
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/xbo6RA

Robert Reich | Robert Reich | 26 January 2012

Short, sharp takedown of Newt Gingrich in form of warning to Democrats.
  Be careful what you wish for: A Gingrich nomination may make an Obama
  victory more likely. But is even the small chance of a Gingrich win a
  risk worth taking? [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/no-responsible-democrat-should-want-gingrich-get-gop-nomination

[9]Barbarism In Cultured Soil
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/xuOFAt

Shehryar Fazli | The India Site | 24 January 2012

Squeezed between Midnight’s Children and The Satanic Verses, Salman
  Rushdie’s Shame is almost forgotten. It shouldn’t be [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/barbarism-cultured-soil

[11]East Africa Is The New Epicenter Of America’s Shadow War
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/ApU3dm

Spencer Ackerman | Wired | 26 January 2012

The rescue of two Americans from Somalia was not simply a daring
  mission, but part of Washington’s new shadow war [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/east-africa-new-epicenter-america’s-shadow-war

[13]The God Gap
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/yTRFQP

Stephen Cave | FT | 20 January 2012

"After God's recent execution at the hands of the New Atheists, a
  number of thinkers are asking again whether, even in his absence, we
  need religion regardless." Enjoyable review of three new books from
  Flood, Rosenberg, de Botton [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/god-gap

[15]Can You Be Gay By Choice?
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/wRInOR

Brian Earp | Practical Ethics | 26 January 2012

"The gay-rights activist is making a big mistake to put all his chips
  in the basket about 'gay is not a choice.' It’s like creationists who
  peg their belief in God on the falsity of evolution." Short,
  thought-provoking piece [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/can-you-be-gay-choice

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Francis Fukuyama on the Financial Crisis
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/francis-fukuyama-on-financial-crisis

The author of "The End of History" says the financial crisis revealed a
  great deal about the nature of America’s political and economic system.
  The shame, he says, is that opportunities to change it are now being
  ignored [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/francis-fukuyama-on-financial-crisis

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

polit2k Failing upwards: Living in a bureaucratic world | Tarak Barkawi
  | Opinion - Al Jazeera English t.co/pGBAryzt @ajenglish
  #browsings[21]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[22]Book of the Day
    Links:
      22. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/guide-good-life-by-william-b-irvine

[23]The Guide to the Good Life by William B Irvine
    Links:
      23. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/guide-good-life-by-william-b-irvine

[24]Emrys Westacott says: “Irvine counters the common perception of
  Stoicism as advocating a rather tedious, self-denying, joyless
  existence. He shows it’s really not like that” [25]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      24. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/emrys-westacott-on-philosophy-and-everyday-living
      25. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[26]Still Life
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/videos/still-life

Except that it's not still. Next-generation trompe l'oeil [27]More
  videos
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[28]Steve Chapman, on privacy
    Links:
      28. http://reason.com/archives/2012/01/26/obamas-justices-vs-obama

"Barack Obama has been to civil liberties what the Hindenburg was to
    air travel"

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

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