Newsletter 677


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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

[6]Today Germany Is The Big Loser, Not Greece
    Links:
      6. http://b.rw/Jud7op

Marshall Auerback | New Economic Perspectives | 21 May 2012

Germany has done exceptionally well out of the euro project. And now
  with Greece in crisis they find themselves with much to lose. Syriza
  leader, Alexis Tsipras, clearly recognises this. And he's prepared to
  use it against them [7]Comments
    Links:
      7. http://thebrowser.com/articles/today-germany-big-loser-not-greece

[8]George Romney For President, 1968
    Links:
      8. http://b.rw/LlSXHa

Benjamin Wallace-Wells | New York | 20 May 2012

Romney: Father, son and ghost. How much does the life and experience of
  George Romney, failed candidate for Republican nomination in 1968,
  explain motivation and electoral strategy of his son Mitt? [9]Comments
    Links:
      9. http://thebrowser.com/articles/george-romney-president-1968

[10]The Facebook Fallacy
    Links:
      10. http://b.rw/JQCdNW

Michael Wolff | MIT Tech Review | 22 May 2012

Against Facebook. Provocative from the off: "Facebook is not only on
  course to go bust, but will take the rest of the ad-supported Web with
  it." It's a marketing business, run by geeks. It's not the next Google,
  it's the next AOL [11]Comments
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/articles/facebook-fallacy

[12]Are We Asking The Right Questions?
    Links:
      12. http://b.rw/JufQOz

Leon Neyfakh | Boston Globe | 20 May 2012

Dan Rothstein believes we need to learn to question more effectively.
  It's a skill that should be considered as important as literacy or
  numeracy. “It’s essential to democracy. You want citizens to be able to
  ask good questions" [13]Comments
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/articles/are-we-asking-right-questions

[14]How The Chicken Conquered The World
    Links:
      14. http://b.rw/JliuEY

Jerry Adler & Andrew Lawler | Smithsonian | 22 May 2012

Archaeologists believe chickens were first domesticated not for eating
  but for cockfighting. Today they're "cogs in a system designed to
  convert grain into protein with staggering efficiency". What happened
  inbetween? [15]Comments
    Links:
      15. http://thebrowser.com/articles/how-chicken-conquered-world

[16]Damien Hirst: Two Weeks One Summer
    Links:
      16. http://b.rw/LpOtPV

Jonathan Jones | Guardian | 22 May 2012

There is something exhilarating about a truly hostile review, whether
  deserved or not. This one begins: "The last time I saw paintings as
  deluded as Damien Hirst's latest works, the artist's name was Saif
  al-Islam Gaddafi" [17]Comments
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/articles/damien-hirst-two-weeks-one-summer

FiveBooks Interview

[18]Nick Harkaway on Negotiating the Digital Age
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/nick-harkaway-on-negotiating-digital-age

The challenges – and opportunities – of our times have never been
  greater. Everything from our models of political participation to the
  very architecture of our brains is at stake, says the novelist and
  technology blogger [19]Read on
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/nick-harkaway-on-negotiating-digital-age

Featured Special Report

[20]The New Islamists
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/new-islamists

The Arab Spring created opportunities for the region's Islamist
  movements. What are they making of their chance? [21]Read on
    Links:
      21. http://thebrowser.com/reports/new-islamists

Reader Recommendations

@[22]polit2k Heist of the century: university corruption and the
  financial crisis | Charles Ferguson [23]t.co/T0trAIWe via @[24]guardian
  [25]#browsings [26]More like this
    Links:
      22. http://twitter.com/polit2k
      23. http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2012/may/21/heist-century-university-corruption?CMP=twt_gu
      24. http://twitter.com/guardian
      25. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      26. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[27]Book of the Day
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/laughing-policemen-by-maj-sjöwall-and-wahlöö

[28]The Laughing Policemen by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/laughing-policemen-by-maj-sjöwall-and-wahlöö

[29]Anders Roslund and Borge Hellstrom say: “Forty years later the
  story is still gripping. The way they switch between the different
  policemen contributing to the investigation is really good”
  [30]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/anders-roslund-and-börge-hellström-on-swedish-crime-writing
      30. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[31]Hans Rosling: Religions And Babies
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/videos/hans-rosling-religions-and-babies

Quick. Somebody endow a Nobel prize for data visualisation [32]More
  videos
    Links:
      32. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[33]Curtis White, on free speech
    Links:
      33. http://crookedtimber.org/2012/05/19/good-lines

"In the United States, everyone may enjoy freedom of speech so long
    as it doesn’t matter"

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

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