Newsletter 567


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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]Why It's Kicking Off Everywhere
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/wHLz6j

Paul Mason | Scribd | 31 January 2012

Compelling tour d'horizon of political, social, economic turmoil. Is
  this a "50-year moment" where crisis leads to protectionism, economic
  nationalism, de-globalisation? Or could it be something much bigger – a
  500-year event? [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/why-its-kicking-everywhere

[7]Who In God's Name Is Mitt Romney?
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/yDT09l

Frank Rich | New York | 29 January 2012

Mitt Romney may be a political hack's idea of an electable conservative
  president. But many voters have other ideas, certainly if South
  Carolina is anything to go by. So, who is Mitt? What drives him and
  what does he care about? [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/who-gods-name-mitt-romney

[9]Burning Man
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/A7kNdX

Jay Kirk | GQ | 31 January 2012

Remarkable story of Sam Brown, who suffered unimaginable burns in a
  bomb blast in Afghanistan. To alleviate the pain, he eventually turned
  to Virtual Reality. And discovered a video game more effective at
  killing pain than morphine [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/burning-man

[11]European Politicians In Denial As Greece Unravels
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/x2y9gN

Sven Boll et al | Spiegel | 30 January 2012

Supposed rescue plans for Greece will never work. Greece isn't
  illiquid. It's insolvent. Lending more money will only make things
  worse. What's needed is a shock wave of defaults and bankruptcies. But
  who dares say so? [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/european-politicians-denial-greece-unravels

[13]Elmore Leonard: Great American Novelist
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/yv2rUg

Philip Hensher | Guardian | 29 January 2012

Beyond genre. "Anyone can write a plot in which crooks kidnap each
  other to extract each other's kidneys. It takes an Elmore Leonard to
  conceive of one in which the kidneys are sold back to their indignant
  original owner" [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/elmore-leonard-great-american-novelist

[15]As Though We Were Immortal
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/xmI8bn

Namit Arora | 3 Quarks Daily | 30 January 2012

Writer recalls visit to Varanasi, India, one of seven holy sites of the
  Hindus. Short history of the city, followed by reflections on the
  traditional cremations that still take place daily along banks of the
  Ganges [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/though-we-were-immortal

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Robert Barnett on Tibet
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/robert-barnett-on-tibet

Discussions about Tibet are often reduced to arguments about China's
  right to run it. The Tibetologist says this obscures a much more subtle
  debate about what it means to be Tibetan in modern Tibetan society
  [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/robert-barnett-on-tibet

Featured Special Report

[19]Drone Warfare
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/reports/drone-warfare

Should we worry about war conducted by remote control? Are there
  ethical considerations? Will we become accustomed to unmanned warfare
  in the future? What if a hacker took control of an army? It's all here
  [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/drone-warfare

Reader Recommendations

@[21]polit2k With a ban on bonuses, Fred Goodwin could even have kept
  his knighthood | Simon
  Jenkins[22]t.co/34FJhXnW @[23]guardian #[24]gfc2 [25]#browsings
  [26]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/polit2k
      22. http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/jan/31/ban-bonuses-fred-goodwin-knighthood?CMP=twt_gu
      23. http://twitter.com/guardian
      24. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#gfc2
      25. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      26. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[27]Book of the Day
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/assassination-federico-garcí-lorca-by-ian-gibson

[28]The Assassination of Federico García Lorca by Ian Gibson
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/assassination-federico-garcí-lorca-by-ian-gibson

[29]Paul Preston says: “The book is effectively a detective story.
  Gibson gives the background of what Lorca was like and why he was
  hated” [30]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/paul-preston-on-spanish-civil-war
      30. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[31]Yosemite HD
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/videos/yosemite-hd

Mesmerising time-lapse video of Yosemite National Park. Four minutes of
  stunning beauty
  [32]More videos
    Links:
      32. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[33]Tom Junod, on Newt Gingrich
    Links:
      33. http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/liberals-smarter-than-conservatives-6649182?click=news

"If you base your entire candidacy on your ability to beat Barack
    Obama in a debate, you damned well better be able to beat Mitt
    Romney"

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

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