Newsletter 650


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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]Earth To Ben Bernanke
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/IOGEDK

Paul Krugman | NYT | 24 April 2012

US central bank has gone to great lengths to rescue the financial
  system, but done far less for workers. The Fed chief is a fine
  economist who previously advocated strong action for situations like
  this. So why isn't he acting now? [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/earth-ben-bernanke

[7]Why Do They Hate Us?
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/JAiXBe

Mona Eltahawy | Foreign Policy | 23 April 2012

A call to arms. "Arab societies hate women. Name me an Arab country,
  and I'll recite a litany of abuses fueled by a toxic mix of culture and
  religion that few seem willing or able to disentangle lest they
  blaspheme or offend" [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/why-do-they-hate-us

[9]Bullying The Nuns
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/IagAb3

Garry Wills | NYRB | 24 April 2012

The Vatican shows its moral collapse by attacking American nuns. "The
  bishops are interested in power. The nuns are interested in the
  powerless. Nuns have preserved Gospel values while bishops have been
  perverting them" [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/bullying-nuns

[11]Europe: A Crisis Of The Centre
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/JKWEdC

Paul Mason | BBC | 24 April 2012

Helpful backgrounder to eurozone's current economic and political
  turmoil. Holiday from the crisis is ending; ECB's actions averted a
  "heart attack", but left them nursing an "economic cancer". What will
  the politicians do next? [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/europe-crisis-centre

[13]Mitt Romney's Failed Definition Of Success
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/IkuNjf

Michael Kinsley | Bloomberg | 20 April 2012

"Sure. Lovely. Let's reward success. But Romney seems to think that
  success is self-defining. Anyone who has done well deserves what he or
  she has got. Let’s add up just a few of the ways in which this is not
  necessarily true" [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/mitt-romneys-failed-definition-success

[15]On The Origins Of The Arts
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/I8JcAZ

EO Wilson | Harvard | 20 April 2012

Harvard biologist tackles evolution of culture in a monumental essay.
  Captivating throughout. "Rich and seemingly boundless as the creative
  arts seem to be, each is filtered through the narrow biological
  channels of human cognition" [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/origins-arts

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Carl Honoré on Slow Living
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/carl-honoré-on-slow-living

In a culture obsessed with speed, the author of In Praise of Slow asks
  us to take a step back, from slower eating to unhurried thinking – and
  traces the leisurely history of the slow movement [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/carl-honoré-on-slow-living

Featured Special Report

[19]Human Modification
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/reports/human-modification

Scientists are experimenting with different ways to enhance humans.
  What's possible? And what may be possible in the future? Does messing
  with Mother Nature raise ethical questions? [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/human-modification

Reader Recommendations

@[21]rszbt RT @[22]NiuB: "When China Met Africa"—Understanding China′s
  Role in Africa Beyond Cynicism[23]t.co/0acgPJjX" [24]#browsings
  [25]More like this
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      21. http://twitter.com/rszbt
      22. http://twitter.com/NiuB
      23. http://www.africa.com/blog/blog,when_china_met_africa8212understanding_china_s_role_in_africa_beyond_cynicism,647.html
      24. https://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/utilitarianism-and-against-by-jjc-smart-and-bernard-williams

[27]Utilitarianism: For and Against by JJC Smart and Bernard Williams
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/utilitarianism-and-against-by-jjc-smart-and-bernard-williams

[28]David Edmonds says: “Williams thinks utilitarianism is a deeply
  simplistic way to view the moral world. He gives a couple of famous
  examples which illustrate why” [29]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/david-edmonds-on-ethical-problems
      29. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[30]Tyranny Of The New Yorker
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/videos/tyranny-new-yorker

No periodicals were harmed in the making of this video [31]More videos
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[32]Christian Rudder, on comments
    Links:
      32. http://blog.okcupid.com/index.php/the-best-questions-for-first-dates

"The basic currency of the Internet is human ignorance, and,
    frankly, our database holds a strong cash position"

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

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