Newsletter 667


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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]Can You Call A 9-Year-Old A Psychopath?
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/JjEnp1

Jennifer Kahn | NYT | 11 May 2012

Nine year old Michael is unlike others. His parents took him to see
  psychologist Dan Waschbusch. Who diagnosed him as a psychopath. "Even
  if accurate, it’s a ruinous diagnosis. No one is sympathetic to the
  mother of a psychopath" [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. https://thebrowser.com/articles/can-you-call-9-year-old-psychopath

[7]Medvedev The Phony
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/J5gMCn

Lilia Shevtsova & David Kramer | Foreign Policy | 7 May 2012

Outgoing Russian president was never the liberal reformer many hoped he
  was or would be. His presidency was a farce and will be a mere footnote
  in history. He leaves Russians demoralised, frustrated. And growing in
  anger [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. https://thebrowser.com/articles/medvedev-phony

[9]Do The Eyes Have It?
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/J5r7OG

Pat Shipman | American Scientist | 1 May 2012

Plenty of dogs save their owners—waking them during fires, fetching
  help after an accident. But that's not all. "They may have saved not
  only individuals but also our whole species, by 'domesticating' us
  while we domesticated them" [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. https://thebrowser.com/articles/do-eyes-have-it

[11]Christianity And The Rise Of Western Science
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/JiaHUa

Peter Harrison | ABC | 8 May 2012

Many presume that Christianity and science have always been at war.
  Little could be further from the truth. "The myth of a perennial
  conflict between science and religion is one to which no historian of
  science would subscribe" [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. https://thebrowser.com/articles/christianity-and-rise-western-science

[13]Investigation, Lawsuit Expose Barbaric Conditions At For-Profit Youth
Prison
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/KMBUE0

Booth Gunter | Southern Poverty Law Center | 3 May 2012

Anyone still think for-profit prisons are a good idea? Well, this
  should change your mind. Horrifying account of a children's prison out
  of control. Drugs, weapons, beatings, rapes commonplace. Often with
  prison staff complicit [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. https://thebrowser.com/articles/investigation-lawsuit-expose-barbaric-conditions-profit-youth-prison

[15]Operation Self-Deceit
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/K1xUNy

Sven Böll et al | Spiegel | 8 May 2012

New documents confirm early history of euro project. Numerous
  shortcomings were apparent right from start. Politicians realised Italy
  was an economic basket case. But chose to ignore the facts. After all
  this was a political project [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. https://thebrowser.com/articles/operation-self-deceit

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Simon Johnson on Why Economic History Matters
    Links:
      17. https://thebrowser.com/interviews/simon-johnson-on-why-economic-history-matters

History contains useful warnings and lessons. And, says the former IMF
  chief economist, today's economic policymakers would do well to heed
  them [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. https://thebrowser.com/interviews/simon-johnson-on-why-economic-history-matters

Featured Special Report

[19]London and the Olympics
    Links:
      19. https://thebrowser.com/reports/london-and-olympics

The Games creep ever closer, though in London you'd hardly know it.
  Here's a sideways look at the event and its host city [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. https://thebrowser.com/reports/london-and-olympics

Reader Recommendations

@[21]TorontoStar: #[22]Hemingway: The Toronto mayor loves all
  sport [23]t.co/dEv2ftDg  #[24]browsings[25] t.co/XdH2Ustx [26]More like
  this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/TorontoStar
      22. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#Hemingway
      23. http://t.co/dEv2ftDg
      24. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#browsings
      25. http://t.co/XdH2Ustx
      26. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[27]The English Common Reader by Richard Altick
    Links:
      27. https://thebrowser.com/recommended/english-common-reader-by-richard-altick

[28]William St Clair says: It’s an astonishing book, published in 1957.
  Altick is so different from what came before because he wants to find
  out what was actually available to be read in the 19th century.
  [29]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      28. https://thebrowser.com/interviews/william-st-clair-on-reading-romantics
      29. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[30]Joshua Foer: Feats of Memory Anyone Can Do
    Links:
      30. https://thebrowser.com/videos/joshua-foer-feats-memory-anyone-can-do

"Visualise a pack of overweight nudists on bicycles..."
  [31]More videos
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[32]Harry Truman, on negotiating
    Links:
      32. http://walt.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/05/09/hail_mary_time_a_far_fetched_plan_to_solve_the_syrian_mess

"It's amazing what you can achieve if you don't care who gets the
    credit"

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

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