Newsletter 672


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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]Facebook: The Ultimate Dot-Com
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/JydTAv

John Cassidy | New Yorker | 16 May 2012

Cassidy casts his eye over impending Facebook IPO: "It’s the
  fulfillment of the dreams of the nineties—and a reminder of their
  potentially fatal attraction." Has a website that expands at astronomic
  pace just got to be worth money? [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. https://thebrowser.com/articles/facebook-ultimate-dot-com

[7]What Is The Rational Response?
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/Jslej3

Malcolm Bull | LRB | 16 May 2012

On the ethical problems of climate change. Should the well-being of
  future generations take precedence over our own? Are we responsible for
  the excesses of past generations? All over the world, or just our own
  compatriots? [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. https://thebrowser.com/articles/what-rational-response

[9]Nadir And Me
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/JRmF9t

Joseph Heath | Walrus | 15 May 2012

In Canada, rich and poor sit side by side waiting for treatment in the
  local public clinic. A good thing. "The health care system constitutes
  a point of forced solidarity." What's the US equivalent? The courtroom,
  perhaps? [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. https://thebrowser.com/articles/nadir-and-me

[11]Glory Days: A Pundit's View Of Pax Americana
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/L6Zzcn

Andrew Bacevich | Harper's | 16 May 2012

Against Robert Kagan, and his "Copernican interpretation of
  contemporary history": America the sun around which all else orbits.
  His new book, "The World America Made", is "a slim volume of mythopoeia
  decked out in analytic drag" [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. https://thebrowser.com/articles/glory-days-pundits-view-pax-americana

[13]What Money Can't Buy: The Moral Limits Of Markets
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/JvilzL

AC Grayling | Barnes & Noble Review | 9 May 2012

Grayling comments on Michael Sandel's new book, which explores
  corrosive effects of assigning a price to everything. Where should we
  draw the line between the marketable and the unmarketable? What things
  should remain priceless? [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. https://thebrowser.com/articles/what-money-cant-buy-moral-limits-markets

[15]Hong Kong
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/IW2hkQ

Michael Paterniti | National Geographic | 15 May 2012

Hong Kong is in flux once more. "Now a Chinese special administrative
  region, it is being remade yet again under diamond pressure. And
  increasingly this city of over seven million inhabitants floats on a
  growing sense of unease" [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. https://thebrowser.com/articles/hong-kong

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Keith Spera on the Music of New Orleans
    Links:
      17. https://thebrowser.com/interviews/keith-spera-on-music-new-orleans

The author of Groove Interrupted transports us to the world of Fats
  Domino and Professor Longhair, and tells us how (and where) to sample
  the city’s unique music culture [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. https://thebrowser.com/interviews/keith-spera-on-music-new-orleans

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]nuzav John Kay - The dogma of ‘credibility’ endangers
  stability: [22]t.co/fbWwYYMt  #[23]browsings [24]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/nuzav
      22. http://t.co/fbWwYYMt
      23. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#browsings
      24. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[25]Book of the Day
    Links:
      25. https://thebrowser.com/recommended/george-v-by-kenneth-rose

[26]George V by Kenneth Rose
    Links:
      26. https://thebrowser.com/recommended/george-v-by-kenneth-rose

[27]Robert Lacey says: “The best royal biography ever written. It is a
  classic which is full of insight and humanity, along with dry wit and
  revelation” [28]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/robert-lacey-on-queen
      28. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[29]Paralysed Woman Moves Robot With Her Mind
    Links:
      29. https://thebrowser.com/videos/paralysed-woman-moves-robot-her-mind

Tetraplegic, paralysed and unable to speak for past 15 years, drinks
  coffee unassisted. Using a robot and the power of thought
  [30]More videos
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[31]Bruce Sterling, on history
    Links:
      31. http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/The-Origins-of-Futurism.html

"If futurism is visionary, history is revisionary"

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

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