Newsletter 680


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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]The Zombie Within
    Links:
      6. http://b.rw/L0BdCB

Alva Noë | NPR | 18 May 2012

These days it seems fashionable to claim that our selves are an
  illusion. Here's a neat counter-argument, that our inner zombie is
  where we deputize tasks we have mastered so our conscious selves can
  focus on the really tough stuff [7]Comments
    Links:
      7. https://thebrowser.com/articles/zombie-within

[8]Right-Wing Billionaires Behind Mitt Romney
    Links:
      8. http://b.rw/KHgfGV

Tim Dickinson | Rolling Stone | 24 May 2012

"An unprecedented infusion of money from America's monied elites
  underscores the radical transformation of the Republican Party, which
  has made defending the interests of the 0.0001% the basis of its
  platform." Meet the donors [9]Comments
    Links:
      9. https://thebrowser.com/articles/right-wing-billionaires-behind-mitt-romney

[10]Peas And Quiet
    Links:
      10. http://b.rw/L0Eemi

Leonard Finkleman | Rationally Speaking | 11 May 2012

Leonard uses his sharp wit to cut to shreds recent nonsense published
  in the New York Times as to whether it's moral to eat plants on the
  ground that they may have “feelings.” Will make you devour closest can
  of green peas instantly [11]Comments
    Links:
      11. https://thebrowser.com/articles/peas-and-quiet

[12]It's Official: Google Is Now A Hardware Company
    Links:
      12. http://b.rw/JhcEzD

Brad Stone & Peter Burrows | Businessweek | 22 May 2012

Acquisition of Motorola is complete. And now the hard work begins. From
  managing supply chains to providing end customer support, the
  low-margin world of hardware manufacture brings numerous challenges.
  How will Google cope? [13]Comments
    Links:
      13. https://thebrowser.com/articles/its-official-google-now-hardware-company

[14]The 120,000-Foot Leap
    Links:
      14. http://b.rw/JRs0ku

Mark Betancourt | Air & Space | 22 May 2012

Forget skydiving, it's time for some spacediving. This summer Felix
  Baumgartner will set out to break multiple world records when he throws
  himself out of a balloon 23 miles above the earth. Might he even break
  the sound barrier? [15]Comments
    Links:
      15. https://thebrowser.com/articles/120000-foot-leap

[16]25 Handy Words That Don't Exist In English
    Links:
      16. http://b.rw/Lg8coU

Alex Wain | So Bad So Good | 29 April 2012

"Backpfeifengesicht" (German): A face badly in need of a fist. "Gigil"
  (Filipino): The urge to pinch or squeeze something that is unbearably
  cute. "Litost" (Czech): State of torment created by the sudden sight of
  one’s own misery [17]Comments
    Links:
      17. https://thebrowser.com/articles/25-handy-words-dont-exist-english

FiveBooks Interview

[18]Tariq Ramadan on Islam in the West
    Links:
      18. https://thebrowser.com/interviews/tariq-ramadan-on-islam-west

The Islamic scholar and commentator tells us what it means to be Muslim
  and Western, and explains how mainstream views get trapped between
  noisy extremism and a sensation-seeking media [19]Read on
    Links:
      19. https://thebrowser.com/interviews/tariq-ramadan-on-islam-west

Featured Special Report

[20]Private Equity: For And Against
    Links:
      20. https://thebrowser.com/reports/private-equity-and-against

In the spotlight because of economic crisis, and Mitt Romney [21]Read
  on
    Links:
      21. https://thebrowser.com/reports/private-equity-and-against

Reader Recommendations

[22]YannisAsimako Very informative RT @[23]polit2k Value at Risk – the
  construct « reszatonline [24]t.co/IclbbGWJ
  #[25]browsings @[26]rszbt (wonkish) #[27]VaR [28]More like this
    Links:
      22. http://twitter.com/YannisAsimako
      23. http://twitter.com/polit2k
      24. http://t.co/IclbbGWJ
      25. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#browsings
      26. http://twitter.com/rszbt
      27. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#VaR
      28. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[29]Book of the Day
    Links:
      29. https://thebrowser.com/recommended/my-traitor’s-heart-south-african-exile-returns-face-his-country-his-tribe-and-his-consci

[30]My Traitor’s Heart by Rian Malan
    Links:
      30. https://thebrowser.com/recommended/my-traitor’s-heart-south-african-exile-returns-face-his-country-his-tribe-and-his-consci

[31]Philip Gourevitch says: “I like this book because it is an
  intensely moving story. Rian Malan felt the injustice of apartheid and
  wanted to do something to change it”[32]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/philip-gourevitch-on-rwanda
      32. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[33]Sheryl Sandberg Addresses The Class Of 2012
    Links:
      33. https://thebrowser.com/videos/sheryl-sandberg-addresses-class-2012

"Give us a world where half our institutions are run by women"
  [34]More videos
    Links:
      34. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[35]Anonymous Former Intelligence Officer, on negotiation
    Links:
      35. http://charlescrawford.biz/blog/off-to-dubai-training-and-skills-development

"Know what you want - and remember that whatever your bottom line
    is, there's always another line below that"

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

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