Newsletter 566


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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]Jonathan Haidt Decodes The Tribal Psychology Of Politics
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/xTw0t1

Marc Parry | Chronicle | 29 January 2012

"Liberals need to be shaken. They simply misunderstand conservatives
  far more than the other way around." Enjoyable profile of moral
  psychologist Haidt. Turns out he praises Sarah Palin. Enjoys Glenn
  Beck. Even reads National Review [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/jonathan-haidt-decodes-tribal-psychology-politics

[7]The Rape Of Persephone
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/xokdov

Anonymous | Epicurean Dealmaker | 29 January 2012

"Now that Mitt Romney is running for the GOP nomination for President,
  it seems everybody and his brother is taking a whack at the private
  equity piñata." But some criticisms of the industry are unfair or
  inaccurate. Here's why [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/rape-persphone

[9]The Man Behind Gingrich's Money
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/xEFS2U

Mike McIntire & Michael Luo | NYT | 28 January 2012

Gingrich says he'll fight Romney all the way for the Republican
  nomination. How? With money provided by Sheldon Adelson, big-thinking
  casino magnate and staunch Zionist who's ploughing millions into
  political battles [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/man-behind-gingrichs-money

[11]The Neuroscience Of Happiness
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/xjlRqK

Lucy McKeon | Salon | 28 January 2012

Conversation with psychology professor Shimon Edelman on happiness. "It
  turns out the rewards we get for learning and understanding the
  workings of the world really make it the journey, not the destination,
  that matters most" [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/neuroscience-happiness

[13]A Fighter Abroad
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/yHzh4n

Brian Phillips | Grantland | 26 January 2012

"On December 10, 1810, in a muddy field around 25 miles from London, a
  fight took place that was so dramatic, controversial, and ferocious
  that it continues to haunt the imagination of boxing more than 200
  years later" [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/fighter-abroad

[15]America's Confessor
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/wj9r8O

Evan Hughes | Prospect | 25 January 2012

Frank Warren set up PostSecret, a hugely popular website that publishes
  secrets sent in anonymously. Some are funny; others are sad, poignant,
  even brutal. Is this a useful service for its users, or mere
  titillation? [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/americas-confessor

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Clive Stafford Smith on Capital Punishment
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/clive-stafford-smith-on-capital-punishment

The lawyer, who’s defended many clients on death row, tells us why the
  legal system in capital cases is set up to fail, and says all of us
  should know more about what happens in an execution [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/clive-stafford-smith-on-capital-punishment

Featured Special Report

[19]Behavioural Economics
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/reports/behavioural-economics

How do cognitive and emotional factors affect our understanding of
  economic decisions? The field of behavioural economics attempts to
  explain [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/behavioural-economics

Reader Recommendations

@[21]ShaffinS Seeing the world as a prism of cultures - fascinating
  Schumpeter @[22]TheEconomist [23]t.co/lcQzcAfZ [24]#browsings [25]More
  like this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/ShaffinS
      22. http://twitter.com/TheEconomist
      23. http://www.economist.com/node/21543487
      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/power-powerless-by-václav-havel

[27]The Power of the Powerless by Václav Havel
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/power-powerless-by-václav-havel

[28]Timothy Snyder says: “Havel will be remembered as the outstanding
  East European dissident writer, and he will be remembered as such above
  all for this essay” [29]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/timothy-snyder-on-dissent
      29. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[30]Matthew's Day Off
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/videos/matthews-day

For those old enough to remember Ferris Bueller
  [31]More videos
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[32]Sir William Francis Butler, on the military
    Links:
      32. http://www.azarask.in/blog/post/be-a-designer

"The society that separates its scholars from its warriors will have
    its thinking done by cowards and its fighting by fools"

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

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