Newsletter 580


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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 Way Greeks Live Now
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/wuOGZ1

Russell Shorto | NYT | 13 February 2012

A glimpse into harsh reality of life in Greece, where half of all under
  25s are now out of work. And yet despite economic turmoil "somehow
  everyday life rumbles on, in a collective trance, shot through with
  gallows humor" [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/way-greeks-live-now

[7]The Mobility Myth
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/wluZvT

Timothy Noah | New Republic | 8 February 2012

America's image of itself has been that it has unequal economic
  outcomes, but a lot more equality of economic opportunity than
  elsewhere. It might have been true once, but how true is it today?
  (Free access for Browser readers) [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/mobility-myth

[9]Nietzsche, Nihilism And The Death Of God
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/yY3YCe

Kenan Malik | Pandaemonium | 12 February 2012

Fine consideration of Nietzsche. Trained as philologist, graduated to
  philosophy, railed against Christianity. "He was not a writer, nor even
  a prophet, but a ‘battlefield’ on which was being fought the struggle
  for Europe's soul" [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/nietzsche-nihilism-and-death-god

[11]How To Fix A Broken Border
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/z5OGKX

Terry Goddard | Immigration Policy Center | 2 February 2012

A wall won't work. US-Mexico border is better understood as a "complex
  interrelationship of immigration laws, cyberspace money transfers, and
  international business connections". Tackle this if you want to tackle
  the problem (PDF) [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/how-fix-broken-border

[13]European Doubts Growing Over Greece Debt Strategy
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/wCcaVp

Various | Spiegel | 13 February 2012

"European leaders find themselves in a nearly irresolvable dilemma. If
  they go on as they have been, the country won't emerge from the crisis.
  If they force Athens out of the euro zone, they endanger the entire
  monetary union" [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/european-doubts-growing-over-greece-debt-strategy

[15]Adele: One And Only
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/wz94A5

Jonathan Van Meter | Vogue | 13 February 2012

Conversation with Grammy award winning singer Adele. On family, love,
  music and the emergency throat surgery that threatened to end her
  career. “I am a fan, but I can’t remember what it feels like to be a
  fan anymore" [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/adele-one-and-only

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Ella Berthoud on Love in Literature
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/ella-berthoud-on-love-literature

For Valentine's Day, we asked a bibliotherapist to prescribe some
  reading on love. Rekindle your relationship, remember first passions
  and beware obsessive love with help from these suggestions [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/ella-berthoud-on-love-literature

Featured Special Report

[19]Ali and Frazier
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/reports/ali-and-frazier

Three fights against each other, two of the greatest heavyweight boxers
  of all time, one hell of a story [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/ali-and-frazier

Reader Recommendations

@[21]breizh2008 RT @[22]polit2k: RT @[23]pierrebri: On German beer and
  banks - [24]t.co/zskk5VZl via @[25]reuters #[26]Germany
  #[27]gfc2 [28]#browsings [29]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/breizh2008
      22. http://twitter.com/polit2k
      23. http://twitter.com/pierrebri
      24. http://uk.reuters.com/article/2012/02/14/uk-banks-germany-idUKTRE81D00Z20120214
      25. http://twitter.com/reuters
      26. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#Germany
      27. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#gfc2
      28. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      29. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[30]Book of the Day
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/road-oxiana-by-robert-byron

[31]The Road to Oxiana by Robert Byron
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/road-oxiana-by-robert-byron

[32]Tim Mackintosh-Smith says: “He draws the parallel that what we have
  in Europe and what we care about and love so much you can find in the
  Islamic world also. It’s an important point” [33]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      32. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/tim-mackintosh-smith-on-travelling-muslim-world
      33. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[34]Self-leveling Pool Table
    Links:
      34. http://thebrowser.com/videos/self-leveling-pool-table

On the cruise ship "Radiance of the Seas", apparently. There's a good
  practical joke in here somewhere [35]More videos
    Links:
      35. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[36]Julian Baggini, on argument
    Links:
      36. http://JulianBaggini,onargument

"The point of seeing both sides isn't to hover between them but to
    be able to come down on the right side with the right degree of
    conviction"

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

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