Newsletter 653


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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]Europe's Zero-Sum Dilemma
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/KgSAgo

Gideon Rachman | National Interest | 25 April 2012

"What is unfolding in Europe is a tragedy of good intentions. For
  entirely honorable reasons, European leaders attempted to construct a
  political and currency union." But now nationalist sentiments threaten
  to tear it apart [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/europes-zero-sum-dilemma

[7]The Irrationality Of Irrationality: The Paradox Of Popular Psychology
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/IejIim

Samuel McNerney | Scientific American | 27 April 2012

There's no end of popular books on the shortcomings of rationality. Our
  flaws have been exposed to all. But, ironically, many have absorbed
  these titles uncritically, falling prey to the very biases they should
  have learnt to avoid [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/irrationality-irrationality-paradox-popular-psychology

[9]The Capital Of The Forgetful
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/I3xbIL

Louis Theroux | BBC | 26 April 2012

"Phoenix is a mecca for America's elderly, who are attracted by the
  year-round sun. It is also a kind of capital of the forgetful and the
  confused. Not coincidentally, Phoenix is pioneering the way dementia
  sufferers are treated" [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/capital-forgetful

[11]In Remembrance Of A Lifelong Political Thug
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/JJ85nv

David Greenberg | New Republic | 25 April 2012

Charles Colson, Richard Nixon's hatchet-man, was "the ugliest of the
  Watergate thugs, the most shamelessly vicious". Religion changed, but
  did not improve him. "The storyline of such a nasty man now finding God
  proved irresistible" [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/remembrance-lifelong-political-thug

[13]That Whole London Thing
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/I3BTWM

AL Kennedy | Granta | 24 April 2012

"Homicidal drivers, ten quid coffees, and areas in which I could not
  afford to buy anything more than a lock-up garage with a missing roof."
  And still she wants to move there. Scottish writer considers the draw
  of London [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/whole-london-thing

[15]Giant Among Giants
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/IpvOGF

Ken Silverstein | Foreign Policy | 23 April 2012

Profile of Glencore, commodities firm founded by Marc Rich. Controls
  half of the world trade in zinc and copper, one-third of the coal
  market. And, as you'd expect, deals with some pretty nasty governments
  to secure supplies [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/giant-among-giants

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Barry Eichengreen on the Euro
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/barry-eichengreen-on-euro

With hindsight, was the euro a good idea? Will it come through the
  present crisis intact or will any country decide to leave? And what
  happens if they do? All this and more answered by the economics
  professor [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/barry-eichengreen-on-euro

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 Should people be paid for donating
  blood? [22]t.co/fd4qJodZ #[23]browsings [24]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/prospect_uk
      22. http://t.co/fd4qJodZ
      23. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#browsings
      24. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[25]Book of the Day
    Links:
      25. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/slowness-by-milan-kundera

[26]Slowness by Milan Kundera
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/slowness-by-milan-kundera

[27]Carl Honoré says: "For anyone wanting to delve into the
  meta-physical underpinnings of the slow revolution, this is the perfect
  primer" [28]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/carl-honoré-on-slow-living
      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]Tony Judt, on Israel-Palestine
    Links:
      31. http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/features/2011/1101.odonnell.html

Two peoples, each sustained by its exclusive victim narrative,
    competing indefinitely across the dead bodies of their children for
    the same tiny piece of land

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

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