Newsletter 651


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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]Mitt Romney's Dark Knight
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/JXY9Fz

Jason Zengerle | GQ | 25 April 2012

Were Romney to beat Obama in November, who would be moving into Karl
  Rove's old office? Eric Fehrnstrom, he of the Etch a Sketch gaffe.
  Romney's most trusted adviser. Former tabloid reporter who isn't shy
  about breaking a few legs [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/mitt-romneys-dark-knight

[7]2012 Jefferson Lecture: 'It All Turns On Affection'
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/Iv62ki

Wendell Berry | National Endowment For The Humanities | 24 April 2012

On American industrialisation. In the countryside especially, it has
  crowded out what was once a "neighborly, kind, and conserving economy",
  based on affection. Corporations have no emotions—except, perhaps
  greed. h/t Eric Burnette [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/2012-jefferson-lecture-it-all-turns-affection

[9]Velvet Fist
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/Irwpa6

Emma Williams | Intelligent Life | 25 April 2012

Profile of Srdja Popovic, Serbian peaceful revolutionary. Helped to
  overthrow Milosevic in 2000. Started NGO that has trained pro-democracy
  activists in 40 countries. Source of instruction and inspiration for
  Arab Spring [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/velvet-fist

[11]The Aid Bitchslap
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/I2Viaz

Quinn Zimmerman | Shotgun Shack | 25 April 2012

American aid worker approaches end of two-year stint in Haiti, wonders:
  What good did I do? All the imported equipment is broken. Society
  continues as it did before. Nobody says thank you. On the contrary,
  they hate us [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/aid-bitchslap

[13]German Mercantilism And The Failure Of The Eurozone
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/JvHFVd

Heiner Flassbeck | Yanis Varoufakis | 21 April 2012

Eurozone was a good economic idea, but badly designed. Should have
  focused on common inflation target, not harmonised public budgets.
  Fixing this requires all countries to act, not lopsided belt-tightening
  around the Mediterranean [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/german-mercantilism-and-failure-eurozone

[15]Talking With Your Fingers
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/JLeY6m

John McWhorter | NYT | 23 April 2012

In defence of texting and email as height of sophistication. They do
  not signal the end of formal writing, rather the start of a unique
  innovation. "They are not 'writing' in the sense we are accustomed to.
  They are fingered speech" [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/talking-your-fingers

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Kate Bornstein on Gender Outlaws
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/kate-bornstein-on-gender

The author, gender theorist and self-described “SM femme tranny dyke”
  tells us why gender isn’t binary, and recommends books that give
  long-suppressed voice to the transgender community[18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/kate-bornstein-on-gender

Featured Special Report

[19]How To Die
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/reports/how-die

How to face the end? Peacefully? Still fighting? With all of medicine's
  help? Or naturally? [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/how-die

Reader Recommendations

@[21]prospect_uk From Faust to Frankenstein: The Archbishop of
  Canterbury on money, markets and morals
  [22]t.co/O8Wny53f #[23]browsings
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/prospect_uk
      22. http://t.co/O8Wny53f
      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/reasons-and-persons-by-derek-parfit

[26]Reasons and Persons by Derek Parfit
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/reasons-and-persons-by-derek-parfit

[27]David Edmonds says: “It’s beautifully written, incredibly
  thoughtful and well-argued, with fantastically imaginative thought
  experiments”[28]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/david-edmonds-on-ethical-problems
      28. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[29]Guatemala: The Maya
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/videos/guatemala-maya

Foreigners in their own land
  [30]More videos
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[31]Henry Kissinger, on defying Congress
    Links:
      31. http://nsarchive.wordpress.com/2010/11/05/document-friday-kissinger-says-the-illegal-we-do-immediately-the-unconstitutional-takes-a-little-longer-but-since-the-foia-im-afraid-to-say-things-like-that

The illegal we do immediately; the unconstitutional takes a little
    longer

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

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