Newsletter 623


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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]Marx At 193
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/HjOff8

John Lanchester | London Review Of Books | 28 March 2012

Fine essay examines our modern capitalist society, through the lens of
  Marx. "If you look at a large picture of the world, much of what he
  predicted has come true." But there are some key areas where his
  thinking went awry [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/marx-193

[7]Unforgiven, Unforgotten, Unresolved: Bosnia 20 Years On
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/GYR2J1

Alec Russell | FT | 23 March 2012

A harrowing return. "To a casual visitor, Visegrad looks like any other
  sleepy town in the southern Balkans. But the past here is unforgiven,
  unforgotten, unresolved. The town is as it was at the end of the war"
  [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/unforgiven-unforgotten-unresolved-bosnia-20-years

[9]The Case For Raising Top Tax Rates
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/HfwbTc

Eduardo Porter | NYT | 27 March 2012

"Research suggests not only that the government could raise much more
  revenue by sharply raising the top tax rates paid by the richest
  Americans, but it could do so without slowing economic growth." Ready
  for an 80% top tax rate? [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/case-raising-top-tax-rates

[11]Modernism, Surrealism, And The Political Imaginary
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/HqTc3E

Stephen Bronner | Logos | 19 March 2012

"The basic idea of surrealism is simple enough, and that defines its
  power. Everyday life or the habitual reality we experience is a barrier
  to the expression of those manifold and unspoken desires encoded in
  dreams" [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/modernism-surrealism-and-political-imaginary

[13]Who Was Casanova?
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/Hgv1Id

Tony Perrottet | Smithsonian | 23 March 2012

"Casanova lived from 1725 to 1798, and was a far more intellectual
  figure than the gadabout playboy portrayed on film. He was a true
  Enlightenment polymath, whose many achievements would put the likes of
  Hugh Hefner to shame" [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/who-was-casanova

[15]Speed Freak
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/HlEQQH

Tim Neville | Outside | 9 March 2012

Enthralling profile of speed climber Ueli Steck, "The Swiss Machine".
  Conquered the Eiger in under three hours, the Matterhorn in less than
  two. Without a rope, or so much as a sniff of an oxygen mask. Which
  left only the Himalaya [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/speed-freak

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Nancy Goldstone on Strong Women in Bad Marriages
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/nancy-goldstone-on-strong-women-bad-marriages

The author of The Maid and the Queen takes us on an enjoyable ride
  through European history, looking at well-connected women who outwitted
  their husbands or asserted their independence[18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/nancy-goldstone-on-strong-women-bad-marriages

Featured Special Report

[19]Film
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/reports/film

What do film directors read? Is screenwriting literature? What are the
  best Indian films? Is there fame in film subtitling? All this and more,
  answered [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/film

Reader Recommendations

@[21]BBC_Future The story behind the Batman who was pulled over on
  Route 29 is the feelgood story of the day.
  [22]t.co/9f47kRom #[23]browsings
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/BBC_Future
      22. http://t.co/9f47kRom
      23. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#browsings

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

Book of the Day

[25]Book of the Day
    Links:
      25. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/theory-leisure-class-by-thorstein-veblen

[26]The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/theory-leisure-class-by-thorstein-veblen

[27]Robert Reich says: “It was a critique of consumerism, but
  particularly a critique of consumerism by the very wealthy. Veblen
  coined the phrase 'conspicuous consumption'” [28]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/robert-reich-on-saving-capitalism-and-democracy
      28. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[29]Iranian Lawyer Fights To Save Juveniles From Execution
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/videos/iranian-lawyer-fights-save-juveniles-execution

Nicely done. Moving
  [30]More videos
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[31]Hugh Grant, on ambition
    Links:
      31. http://twitter.com/TerenceBlacker/status/184565385503309824

"It’s more comfortable to think you could write a novel, than to
    discover that you can’t"

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

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