Newsletter 662


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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]What The Greek Election Tells Us About Europe
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/IEXWY2

Petros Fassoulas | New Statesman | 7 May 2012

People are fed up with policy of austerity that has become dogma across
  EU. But the election results in Greece and France weren't a move
  against European unity. They were instead a desperate plea for a change
  in direction [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/what-greek-election-tells-us-about-europe

[7]China And The Politics Of Oil
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/KC9CpC

Jacqueline Deal | Eurasia Review | 5 May 2012

China imports more than half its oil. It doesn't trust the free market
  to deliver. Like other great powers before it, it wants guaranteed
  supplies. It hasn't got enough hard power to do the job. So it's using
  diplomatic strategies [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/china-and-politics-oil

[9]The Maturation Of The Billionaire Boy-Man
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/IxWPWa

Henry Blodget | New York | 6 May 2012

Big profile of Zuckerberg, in advance of Facebook IPO. Was he lucky?
  Did he have the right idea, at the right time? Yes, on both counts. But
  he's also a talented leader. A much more impressive man than many are
  prepared to admit [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/maturation-billionaire-boy-man

[11]The Climate Fixers
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/Ke9UWO

Michael Specter | New Yorker | 7 May 2012

"Many people see geoengineering as a false solution to an existential
  crisis—akin to encouraging a heart-attack patient to avoid exercise and
  continue to gobble fatty food while simply doubling his dose of
  Lipitor." Are they right? [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/can-geoengineering-solve-global-warming

[13]The Ruins Of Yuanmingyuan
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/KC8Rg3

Sheila Melvin | Caixin | 4 May 2012

When British and French forces looted and burned the Chinese emperors'
  Summer Palace in 1860, they committed one of history's greatest
  cultural crimes. They destroyed wantonly a paradise of treasures
  assembled over centuries [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/ruins-yuanmingyuan

[15]Obituary: Michael Sands
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/Ixv2Fy

Anonymous | Telegraph | 4 May 2012

Nude Playgirl model. Founded celebrity cheesecake bakery in Hollywood.
  Claimed to be "an undercover operative for various government
  agencies", including CIA, and to have helped capture Abu Abbas,
  hijacker of Achille Lauro [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/obituary-michael-sands

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Ma Jian on Chinese Dissident Literature
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/ma-jian-on-chinese-dissident-literature

Writers in China are afraid to criticise their state and society, says
  the London-based author. He picks five works of Chinese literature,
  from the 3rd century BC to 2008, which show how it’s done [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/ma-jian-on-chinese-dissident-literature

Featured Special Report

[19]Parenting
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/reports/parenting

What's the best way to bring up children? Indeed, is there a right way
  at all? [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/parenting

Reader Recommendations

[21]polit2k RT @[22]Frances_Coppola: RT @[23]duncanweldon: Superb
  analysis of Hollande by @[24]JeremyCliffe [25]t.co/edjPfZNu
  [26]#browsings [27]More like this
    Links:
      21. https://twitter.com/#!/polit2k
      22. https://twitter.com/#!/Frances_Coppola
      23. https://twitter.com/#!/duncanweldon
      24. https://twitter.com/#!/JeremyCliffe
      25. http://shiftinggrounds.org/2012/05/the-meaning-of-president-hollande
      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/master-switch-by-tim-wu

[29]The Master Switch by Tim Wu
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/master-switch-by-tim-wu

[30]Nicholas Carr says: Tim Wu tells the story of the commercial nature
  of information. His argument is that a similar pattern occurs whenever
  a new communication medium arises [31]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/nicholas-carr-on-impact-information-age
      31. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[32]Is Facebook An Innovative Company?
    Links:
      32. http://thebrowser.com/videos/facebook-innovative-company

Not yet, says Clayton Christensen. So far it has been all based on one
  great idea [33]More videos
    Links:
      33. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[34]Neal Gabler, on thinking
    Links:
      34. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/14/opinion/sunday/the-elusive-big-idea.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all

"We prefer knowing to thinking, because knowing has more immediate
    value"

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

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