Newsletter 612


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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]How One Man Escaped From A North Korean Prison Camp
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/zXR09I

Blaine Harden | Guardian | 16 March 2012

Shin In Geun is probably the only person to have been born in, and
  escape from, a North Korean camp for political prisoners. His account
  of the cruelty and viciousness of life inside Camp 14 is harrowing
  almost beyond belief [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/how-one-man-escaped-north-korean-prison-camp

[7]The Tune Of The Future
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/FO4z96

Slavenka Drakulic | Eurozine | 15 March 2012

Travelling from Venice to Lampedusa prompts reflections on changing
  nature of Italian society, how migration is re-shaping old Europe and
  challenging it both politically and culturally. Interesting throughout
  [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/tune-future

[9]Out Of Contact
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/FQSmdu

John Terborgh | NYRB | 15 March 2012

"One starry evening, after we had both had a few beers, an Amazonian
  acquaintance of mine loosened up and recounted to me the life he had
  led as a child before his extended family established contact with the
  outside world" [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/out-contact

[11]Too Smart To Fail
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/yf4Uda

Thomas Frank | MIT Press Journals/Baffler | 16 March 2012

America suffers three big self-inflicted wounds in barely a decade:
  "New Economy" bubble, war in Iraq, banking crash. Yet nobody gets held
  to account, nobody gets shamed. Neither among the principals, nor the
  pundits (PDF) [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/too-smart-fail

[13]The Danish Doctor Of Dread
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/xVbdpo

Gordon Marino | NYT | 17 March 2012

Revisiting Kierkegaard's writings on anxiety. Not a man who would have
  sided with our current propensity to treat with medication. Indeed he
  said that "whoever has learned to be anxious in the right way has
  learned the ultimate" [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/danish-doctor-dread

[15]Roth v Roth v Roth
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/Ae1K5K

Joseph O'Neill | Atlantic | 14 March 2012

Netherland author on the shape-shifting novelist. He is his brilliantly
  self-diagnosing and self-disputing writer-narrators, the invented
  character Philip Roth, Roth the author of fiction, Roth the (pseudo)
  memoirist and more [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/roth-v-roth-v-roth

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Andy Borowitz on Comic Writing
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/andy-borowitz-on-comic-writing

Do you have to be cruel to be comedic? It often helps, says the
  bestselling humour writer, who tells us about five novels (and one
  presidential contender) that are enough to make anyone laugh [18]Read
  on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/andy-borowitz-on-comic-writing

Featured Special Report

[19]Parenting
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/reports/parenting

What's the best way to bring up children? Indeed, is there a right way
  at all? [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/parenting

Reader Recommendations

@[21]polit2k London, the most grotesque city in the world: haunt of
  Bashar, Boris and Ken | Marina Hyde [22]t.co/zkVjQcsG via
  @[23]guardian #[24]browsings
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/polit2k
      22. http://t.co/zkVjQcsG
      23. http://twitter.com/guardian
      24. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#browsings

[25]More like this
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      25. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[26]Book of the Day
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/east-eden-by-john-steinbeck

[27]East of Eden by John Steinbeck
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/east-eden-by-john-steinbeck

[28]Tim Lott says: “The main brother narrative within the story is that
  of Adam and Charles Trask. It’s constantly referring back to the Cain
  and Abel story” [29]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/tim-lott-on-brothers
      29. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[30]The Road We've Travelled
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/videos/road-weve-travelled

Pull up a chair. Break out a handkerchief. The president wants to tug
  your heartstrings [31]More videos
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[32]John Kay, on obfuscation
    Links:
      32. http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/71832f72-2e45-11e0-8733-00144feabdc0.html

"When someone tells you something is too complex for you to
    understand, the usual reason is that they do not really understand
    it themselves"

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

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