Newsletter 669


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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]Time To Admit Defeat
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/LIAo2w

Anonymous | Spiegel | 14 May 2012

The view from Germany: "Greece has been in intensive care for years,
  but the patient, instead of recovering, is just getting sicker and
  sicker." Elections were final straw, it's time to leave the euro.
  Here's how it could happen [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. https://thebrowser.com/articles/greece-can-no-longer-delay-euro-zone-exit

[7]Money Unlimited
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/JbIT72

Jeffrey Toobin | New Yorker | 14 May 2012

How America's Supreme Court rewrote campaign finance law in the case of
  Citizens United. "The decision followed a lengthy and bitter
  behind-the-scenes struggle that produced both secret unpublished
  opinions and a rare reargument" [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. https://thebrowser.com/articles/money-unlimited

[9]Is Death Bad For You?
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/M8nX2F

Shelley Kagan | Chronicle Review | 13 May 2012

You can't fault the Chronicle for not asking the big questions. The
  answer? Prospect of dying is unpleasant for most people. Process of
  dying is rarely much fun. Beyond that, it's just the opportunity cost
  of not being alive [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. https://thebrowser.com/articles/death-bad-you

[11]The General's Orders
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/MbIzr0

Colin Powell | Newsweek | 13 May 2012

Reflections on Iraq war. "We eliminated the very officials and
  institutions we should have been building on, and left thousands of the
  most highly skilled people in the country jobless and angry—prime
  recruits for insurgency" [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. https://thebrowser.com/articles/generals-orders

[13]Château Sucker
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/KlzyLl

Benjamin Wallace | New York | 13 May 2012

How one man fooled some of the world's most knowledgeable wine
  collectors. It's easy to say they should have spotted the con, now that
  Rudy Kurniawan has been indicted for fraud. But vanity, greed,
  credulity can be a powerful brew [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. https://thebrowser.com/articles/château-sucker

[15]Love In A Time Of War
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/LIvUJc

Sean O'Hagan | Observer | 13 May 2012

Story of Robert Capa and Gerda Taro, and how they changed war
  photography forever. Radical activists, lovers, chroniclers of Spanish
  civil war. Both died on assignment. "If your pictures aren't good
  enough, you're not close enough" [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. https://thebrowser.com/articles/love-time-war

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Mary King on the Equestrian Life
    Links:
      17. https://thebrowser.com/interviews/mary-king-on-equestrian-life

The world championship winning horse rider, who will represent Great
  Britain in the Olympics, tells us what it takes to succeed in her sport
  [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. https://thebrowser.com/interviews/mary-king-on-equestrian-life

Featured Special Report

[19]Euro On The Brink
    Links:
      19. https://thebrowser.com/reports/euro-brink

What's going wrong with the euro? Can the problem be contained? If so,
  how? And what if it isn't? Read on to find out [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. https://thebrowser.com/reports/euro-brink

Reader Recommendations

[21]nuzav As European Austerity Ends, So Could the
  Euro [22]t.co/JXnyks78 via @[23]BloombergView #[24]Browsings [25]More
  like this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/nuzav
      22. http://t.co/JXnyks78
      23. http://twitter.com/BloombergView
      24. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#Browsings
      25. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[26]Book of the Day
    Links:
      26. https://thebrowser.com/recommended/heptameron-by-marguerite-de-navarre

[27]The Heptameron by Marguerite de Navarre
    Links:
      27. https://thebrowser.com/recommended/heptameron-by-marguerite-de-navarre

[28]Nancy Goldstone says: “Marguerite is clearly getting her revenge on
  her husband, and men in general. Think of it as Desperate Renaissance
  Housewives” [29]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/nancy-goldstone-on-strong-women-bad-marriages
      29. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[30]Michael Tilson Thomas: Music and Emotion Through Time
    Links:
      30. https://thebrowser.com/videos/michael-tilson-thomas-music-and-emotion-through-time

How classical music developed through written notation, the record, and
  the re-mix
  [31]More videos
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[32]William Gibson, on terrorism
    Links:
      32. http://nymag.com/daily/entertainment/2010/09/vulture_transcript_william_gib.html

If the terrorist can get you to think about what he’s doing as
    terrorism, you’re already in his win position

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

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