Newsletter 642


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[1]All of our Best of the Moment article recommendations, plus
  FiveBooks interviews and other selected content from thebrower.com
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[5]Facebook: Like?
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/HYRJV5

Robert Lane Greene | Intelligent Life | 16 April 2012

Super essay on how Facebook is affecting everday life. "It's not just a
  technological marvel, a youth movement or a business story. After just
  eight years of existence, Facebook is the biggest social phenomenon
  since the telephone" [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/facebook

[7]The World Our Grandchildren Will Inherit
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/HQ9l7X

Daron Acemoglu | MIT Press | 6 April 2012

Essay. Ten trends have defined our economic, social, and political
  lives for the past 100 years. The dominant one has been rising demand
  for individual rights. Will those trends, or different ones, shape the
  coming century? (PDF) [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/world-our-grandchildren-will-inherit

[9]Nile Journey
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/J3MTXT

Jeffrey Bartholet | National Geographic | 17 April 2012

Report from post-revolution Egypt. Away from Tahrir, life on the ground
  is a confusing mix of aspirations and fears. “It’s as if we have been
  lost in the desert. We have found our way, but it will still take a
  long time to get out” [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/nile-journey

[11]Evening The Odds
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/HLJa1L

Nicholas Lemann | New Yorker | 16 April 2012

Tour d'horizon of recent books on American inequality and "Superclass"
  including those by Timothy Noah, Charles Murray, David Rothkopf. Key
  relationship in society today is no longer church and state, but state
  and market [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/evening-odds

[13]Technology In America
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/IXJeLg

Michael Sacasas | American | 13 April 2012

Revisiting Alexis de Tocqueville’s Democracy in America provides
  starting-point for essay questioning the historical effect of America’s
  “ideology of technology” on its politics and economy [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/technology-america

[15]The Forty-Year Itch
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/HKh7z5

Adam Gopnik | New Yorker | 16 April 2012

The people who control what gets commissioned for TV shows are
  generally 40-somethings. Their nostalgia is for the era of and just
  before their birth. Hence "Mad Men" now. For meanings of the Obama era,
  tune in in the 2050s [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/forty-year-itch

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Keith Lowe on the Aftermath of World War Two
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/keith-lowe-on-aftermath-world-war-two

Europe after the war was a scene of both physical and moral
  destruction. The author of Savage Continent recommends essential
  reading for understanding the suffering, dislocation and fighting after
  the war was over [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/keith-lowe-on-aftermath-world-war-two

Featured Special Report

[19]Healthcare in America
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/reports/healthcare-america

The battle over US healthcare reform reaches the Supreme Court. Here's
  what's at stake [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/healthcare-america

Reader Recommendations

@[21]polit2k RT @[22]Ian_Fraser: John Kay on the illusory nature of
  bank profits [23]t.co/sGzdBMRQ #[24]inetBerlin #[25]gfc2 [26]#browsings
  [27]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/polit2k
      22. http://twitter.com/Ian_Fraser
      23. http://www.ianfraser.org/john-kay-on-the-illusory-nature-of-bank-profits
      24. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#inetBerlin
      25. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#gfc2
      26. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      27. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[28]Book of the Day
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/southern-california-by-carey-mcwilliams

[29]Southern California by Carey McWilliams
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/southern-california-by-carey-mcwilliams

[30]Dennis McDougal says: “This is a fundamental text for getting a
  grasp on what makes Southern California tick, and engendered the plot
  of the movie Chinatown” [31]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/dennis-mcdougal-on-southern-california
      31. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[32]Great American Foreclosure Song
    Links:
      32. http://thebrowser.com/videos/great-american-foreclosure-song

ProPublica enjoyed the mortgage crisis so much that it wrote a little
  song about it [33]More videos
    Links:
      33. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[34]Toby Litt, on reading
    Links:
      34. http://www.granta.com/New-Writing/The-Reader-And-Technology

"The human race is no longer sufficently bored with life to be
    distracted by an art form as boring as the novel"

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

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