Newsletter 681


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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]Lunch With The FT: Paul Krugman
    Links:
      6. http://b.rw/KhTxcI

Martin Wolf | FT | 25 May 2012

Dish of the day: The euro. "We’ve been asking, whose fault is this
  crisis? It was fated from the day Maastricht was signed. It might be
  rescuable with a higher inflation target, but the setup is
  fundamentally not workable" [7]Comments
    Links:
      7. https://thebrowser.com/articles/lunch-ft-paul-krugman

[8]Jonathan Franzen: The Path To Freedom
    Links:
      8. http://b.rw/KqD8Bl

Jonathan Franzen | Guardian | 25 May 2012

"I'm going to address four unpleasant questions that novelists often
  get asked. They're maddening not just because we hear them so often but
  also because, with one exception, they're difficult to answer and,
  therefore, worth asking" [9]Comments
    Links:
      9. https://thebrowser.com/articles/jonathan-franzen-path-freedom

[10]The Descent Of Edward Wilson
    Links:
      10. http://b.rw/KSg11g

Richard Dawkins | Prospect | 23 May 2012

Dawkins reviews EO Wilson's new title "The Social Conquest of Earth".
  He's not impressed: "To borrow from Dorothy Parker, this is not a book
  to be tossed lightly aside. It should be thrown with great force. And
  sincere regret" [11]Comments
    Links:
      11. https://thebrowser.com/articles/descent-edward-wilson

[12]I'm Not Toasting [Insert Head-Of-State Here]
    Links:
      12. http://b.rw/LEB1Lr

Will Self | BBC | 25 May 2012

Against deference. And monarchy. Wonderfully put, even if you don't
  share the sentiments. Will Self would rather toast, and for that matter
  have as his head of state, the woman who used to deliver his post
  [13]Comments
    Links:
      13. https://thebrowser.com/articles/im-not-toasting-insert-head-state-here

[14]The Slippery Market For Mercury
    Links:
      14. http://b.rw/KlUSxC

Cam Simpson & Heather Walsh | Businessweek | 24 May 2012

The term “mad as a hatter” comes from European hatmakers in 18th
  century, poisoned by the mercury they used to process fur. Two hundred
  years later some desperate gold miners still use the toxic metal. Who
  sells it to them? [15]Comments
    Links:
      15. https://thebrowser.com/articles/slippery-market-mercury

[16]The Perfection Of The Paper Clip
    Links:
      16. http://b.rw/Km1jAS

Sara Goldsmith | Slate | 22 May 2012

Wonderful piece in praise of the humble paper clip. Most everyday
  products — phones, books, keys — evolve over time. Not so the paper
  clip. Its simple 1899 design is still the one we use today. Why has it
  been so enduring? [17]Comments
    Links:
      17. https://thebrowser.com/articles/perfection-paper-clip

FiveBooks Interview

[18]William Boyd on Writers Who Have Inspired Me
    Links:
      18. https://thebrowser.com/interviews/william-boyd-on-writers-who-have-inspired-me

The acclaimed novelist tells us about the authors, from Heller to
  Chekhov, who most influenced his own development as a writer – and
  reveals the secret to a well-crafted sex scene [19]Read on
    Links:
      19. https://thebrowser.com/interviews/william-boyd-on-writers-who-have-inspired-me

Featured Special Report

[20]Free Will
    Links:
      20. https://thebrowser.com/reports/free-will

Does it exist? Or is it an illusion? Why not read on and decide for
  yourself. As if you had any choice... [21]Read on
    Links:
      21. https://thebrowser.com/reports/free-will

Reader Recommendations

[22]ankurrathi2 Black Hawk Down - The ORIGINAL Newspaper Series  -
  [23]t.co/yqGyXQ4a  #[24]browsings  #[25]longreads [26]More like this
    Links:
      22. http://twitter.com/ankurrathi2
      23. http://t.co/yqGyXQ4a
      24. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#browsings
      25. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#longreads
      26. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[27]Book of the Day
    Links:
      27. https://thebrowser.com/recommended/out-place-by-edward-said

[28]Out of Place by Edward Said
    Links:
      28. https://thebrowser.com/recommended/out-place-by-edward-said

[29]Susan Abulhawa says: “ Edward Said has a very special place in my
  heart, as he does, I think, in every Palestinian heart. This book
  resonates with me, not just because I absolutely love the man but
  because it mirrors a lot of my own feelings about being a diaspora
  Palestinian.”[30]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/susan-abulhawa-on-palestinian-writing
      30. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[31]Public Vs Private Morality
    Links:
      31. https://thebrowser.com/videos/public-vs-private-morality

Robert Reich on the new Gilded Age
  [32]More videos
    Links:
      32. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[33]Bill Murray, on fame
    Links:
      33. http://Read%20more//www.esquire.com/features/man-at-his-best/q-and-a/bill-murray-interview-0612#ixzz1vrDR68Vf

"The only time [fame] really matters is in the emergency room with
    your kids"

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

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