Newsletter 654


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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]The Trust Molecule
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/IBfNcT

Paul Zak | WSJ | 28 April 2012

"In our blood and in the brain, oxytocin appears to be the chemical
  elixir that creates bonds of trust not just in our intimate
  relationships but also in our business dealings, in politics and in
  society at large" [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/trust-molecule

[7]China's Corporate Leninism
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/JQWaRy

John Lee | American Interest | 23 April 2012

"The structure of the Chinese political economy today is consciously
  designed to resist the transformative effects of participation and
  eventual integration into a liberal order." Super essay explains how,
  and why, this came to be [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/chinas-corporate-leninism

[9]Interview: Stephen King
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/Il7J5T

Neil Gaiman | Neil Gaiman's Journal | 28 April 2012

Badly hurt ten years ago in a road accident. Now recovered, and writing
  1500 words every day “I sit down maybe at quarter past eight in the
  morning and I work until quarter to twelve." Next book: An amusement
  park serial killer [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/interview-stephen-king

[11]How Free Is The Will?
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/IgbZTK

Russell Blackford | ABC | 27 April 2012

I know, you've read too much on free will already. But this one's worth
  it. Super explanation of dominant position in contemporary philosophy.
  Followed by a sharp critique of new book "Free Will" by popular thinker
  Sam Harris [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/how-free-will

[13]Ego Depletion
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/IvY6Sw

Anonymous | You Are Not So Smart | 17 April 2012

Fascinating essay on willpower. Tests suggest it's a finite resource,
  not a skill. "Every time you exert control over the giant system that
  is you, that control gets weaker." Why? It just might be as simple as a
  lack of glucose [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/ego-depletion

[15]Genocide And The Fine Arts
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/IL1kgY

Adam Thirlwell | New Republic | 20 April 2012

Discursive but always interesting mediation on Claude Lanzmann's
  memoir, "Patagonian Hare", and on his epic Holocaust film, "Shoah"—"one
  of the sternest, strangest, and most important films made in the short
  history of cinema" [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/genocide-and-fine-arts

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]Ali and Frazier
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/reports/ali-and-frazier

Three fights against each other, two of the greatest heavyweight boxers
  of all time, one hell of a story [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/ali-and-frazier

Reader Recommendations

[21]evaholland Wonderful essay from @[22]AmandaGiracca, on the mystery
  of the Eastern cougar. Concerning Cougar: [23]t.co/TZF0mgGO
  #[24]longreads #[25]browsings [26]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/evaholland
      22. http://twitter.com/AmandaGiracca
      23. http://t.co/TZF0mgGO
      24. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#longreads
      25. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#browsings
      26. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[27]Book of the Day
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/sidereus-nuncius-by-galileo-galilei

[28]Sidereus Nuncius by Galileo Galilei
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/sidereus-nuncius-by-galileo-galilei

[29]Dava Sobel says: This is a thrilling book. It is the moment that
  astronomy became an observational science. [30]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/dava-sobel-on-early-history-astronomy
      30. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[31]President Obama at the 2012 White House Correspondents Dinner
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/videos/president-obama-2012-white-house-correspondents-dinner

America's dogs can't afford four more years of Obama
  [32]More videos
    Links:
      32. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[33]Robert Gates, on North Korea
    Links:
      33. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_us_north_korea;_ylt=AomqTT03DkTyOrBQ11LN53qs0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTNoazFsdTZmBGFzc2V0A2FwLzIwMTAxMTI0L3VzX3VzX25vcnRoX2tvcmVhBGNjb2RlA21vc3Rwb3B1bGFyBGNwb3MDMQRwb3MDMgRwdANob21lX2Nva2UEc2VjA3luX3RvcF9zdG9yeQRzbGsDb2JhbWFwbGVkZ2Vz

I don't know the answer to any question about North Korea that
    begins with the word "why"

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

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