Newsletter 570


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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]Conversations With Parents Of Russian Neo-Nazis
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/w8Qtre

Olesya Gerasimenko | OD Russia | 2 February 2012

What do you say when your son has killed 15 people? "Moscow was filling
  up with foreigners. At home there was discussion over whether violence
  was necessary or not. I was always against it. It is only now that I
  agree with him" [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/conversations-parents-russian-neo-nazis

[7]What Moral Philosophy Tells Us About Income Inequality
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/y1HAcj

Kentaro Toyama | Atlantic | 2 February 2012

Revisiting John Rawls, his two principles of society. No 1: "Everyone
  should have indefeasible claim to a fully adequate scheme of equal
  basic liberties." No 2: Inequalities "are to be to the greatest benefit
  of least-advantaged" [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/what-moral-philosophy-tells-us-about-income-inequality

[9]Electric Youth
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/yl6Q4R

Catherine Elton | Boston Magazine | 31 January 2012

One woman's battle against commercialization of childhood. "Scientific
  studies have shown children under eight cannot understand the
  persuasive intent of advertising. At a fundamental level advertising to
  children is simply unfair" [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/electric-youth

[11]A Perfect Storm Of Planetary Proportions
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/AbISp7

John Kapenmann | IEEE Spectrum | 1 February 2012

The sun makes life on earth possible. But it could easily make it
  impossible too. Here's a scientific look at how solar flares, mass
  coronal ejections cause geomagnetic storms. And the risks a superstorm
  poses to our high-tech world [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/perfect-storm-planetary-proportions

[13]'Forever' Dies Hard
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/zEvX1A

AV Flox | Blogher | 1 February 2012

Diamonds may be a girl's best friend. But if you ever have to sell one
  on, they're liable to lose their charm. "A diamond's 'worth' is little
  more than a product of very careful image management." Here's how the
  industry works [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/forever-dies-hard

[15]Turning Japanese
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/zsbPWu

Jeffrey Steingarten | Vogue | 30 January 2012

Enjoyable account of a culinary adventure in Japan. Writer travels to
  Tokyo aiming to sample the best sushi, tempura, yakitori, shojin ryori,
  foraged vegetables, teppanyaki, kaiseki and bento boxes. This is what
  he found [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/turning-japanese

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Geoff Dyer on Unusual Histories
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/geoff-dyer-on-unusual-histories

The author of “But Beautiful” and the forthcoming “Zona” tells us about
  different ways of writing history, and gives us five examples where
  innovative or experimental approaches have paid off [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/geoff-dyer-on-unusual-histories

Featured Special Report

[19]Epic Adventures
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/reports/epic-adventures

Extreme tourism, unwise adventure and plain bad luck. Enjoy it all from
  the comfort of your armchair [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/epic-adventures

Reader Recommendations

@[21]polit2k MT @[22]cate_long: Bagehot’s Lombard Street is in many
  ways about the growth and contraction of shadow
  banking. [23]t.co/C2hNg4ZP #[24]browsings [25]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/polit2k
      22. http://twitter.com/cate_long
      23. http://t.co/C2hNg4ZP
      24. http://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/rime-modern-mariner-by-nick-hayes

[27]The Rime of the Modern Mariner by Nick Hayes
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/rime-modern-mariner-by-nick-hayes

[28]Helen Scales says: “This graphic novel is a beautiful re-telling of
  Coleridge’s poem for our modern plastic-filled times” [29]FiveBooks
  Archive
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/helen-scales-on-ocean-life
      29. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[30]Mitt Romney in 10 Seconds
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/videos/mitt-romney-10-seconds

I think not an official Obama product, despite the endorsement. But it
  might as well be [31]More videos
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[32]Corey Robin, on conservatism
    Links:
      32. http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2012/feb/23/reactionary-mind-exchange

"Conservatism is a moral vision in which excellence depends upon
    hierarchy. Inequality is the means, not the end"

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

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