Newsletter 670


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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]Barack Obama, The Great Deceiver
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/JDQMR2

Yves Smith | Naked Capitalism | 14 May 2012

Scathing takedown of US president. "It isn’t simply that Obama lied.
  Politicians lie. But there are norms for political lying. The depth and
  dependability of Obama’s misrepresentation constitute a difference in
  kind" [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/barack-obama-great-deceiver

[7]As European Austerity Ends, So Could The Euro
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/JeuaZl

Peter Boone & Simon Johnson | Bloomberg | 13 May 2012

"The euro currency is a malady that condemns at least a generation of
  Greeks, Italians, Spaniards, Portuguese and Irish to the economic
  infirmary." Politicians would do better to accept this and prepare for
  an orderly dismantling [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/european-austerity-ends-so-could-euro

[9]The Wrong Carlos
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/L5WT4O

Ed Pilkington | Guardian | 15 May 2012

Troubling story of Carlos DeLuna, executed in 1989 for the brutal
  murder of a young woman. DeLuna always insisted that the killer was a
  lookalike, Carlos Hernandez. But police denied Hernandez even existed.
  They were wrong [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/wrong-carlos

[11]In Search Of The Money Gene
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/L63VGK

Leon Neyfakh | Boston Globe | 13 May 2012

Is our financial behaviour decided by genes? A group of young
  economists believe so. They've gone beyond neuroeconomics, and
  established a new field – genoeconomics. Here's what they hope to
  achieve. And the issues they face [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/search-money-gene

[13]Bullfighting Is Not A Sport, It Is A Tragedy
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/JDPFRp

Ernest Hemingway | Hemingway Papers/Toronto Star | 7 May 2012

Hemingway's old paper, the Toronto Star, has launched a terrific new
  project to republish his columns. In this piece, from 1923, Hemingway
  describes the first bullfights he saw – an experience he was to revisit
  in his first novel [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/bullfighting-not-sport-it-tragedy

[15]Broken Record
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/MbIjZ1

James Wood | New Yorker | 14 May 2012

Captivating review of Laurent Binet's new historical novel "HHhH",
  about rise and fall of Reinhard Heydrich. SS intelligence chief known
  as "Himmler's brain". Planned Kristallnacht, convened infamous Wannsee
  Conference. Assassinated [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/broken-record

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Robert Lacey on the Queen
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/robert-lacey-on-queen

As the Diamond Jubilee approaches, royal biographer Robert Lacey
  considers the legacy of Queen Elizabeth II, her family history, and her
  ambivalent relationship with Princess Diana [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/robert-lacey-on-queen

Featured Special Report

[19]France Changes Direction
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/reports/france-changes-direction

Francois Hollande is the first Socialist to win a French presidential
  election in more than 20 years. What change will he bring?  [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/france-changes-direction

Reader Recommendations

[21]TorontoStar Shreddin’ in #[22]Yemen: Meet the skaters of
  Sanaa [23]t.co/v9QGU8z9 via @[24]shephardm @[25]Jleerankin
  [26]#browsings [27]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/TorontoStar
      22. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#Yemen
      23. http://www.thestar.com/news/world/article/1176491--shreddin-in-yemen-meet-the-skaters-of-sanaa
      24. http://twitter.com/shephardm
      25. http://twitter.com/Jleerankin
      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/red-ink-by-david-wessel

[29]Red Ink by David Wessel
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/red-ink-by-david-wessel

[30]Simon Johnson says: “I think we need more of these: Intelligent,
  thoughtful, well-documented books that scare the pants off you and
  convince you that action [on debt] is needed” [31]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/simon-johnson-on-why-economic-history-matters
      31. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[32]Time-Lapse Map of Europe
    Links:
      32. http://thebrowser.com/videos/time-lapse-map-europe

How can Germany be so stable with a history like that?
  [33]More videos
    Links:
      33. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[34]Barney Frank, on JP Morgan's $2bn trading loss
    Links:
      34. http://democrats.financialservices.house.gov/press/PRArticle.aspx?NewsID=1469

"JP Morgan Chase, entirely without any help from the government has
    lost, in this one set of transactions, five times the amount they
    claim financial regulation is costing them"

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

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