Newsletter 685


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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 1 Percent’s Problem
    Links:
      6. http://b.rw/LJEGnX

Joseph Stiglitz | Vanity Fair | 31 May 2012

"There are good reasons why plutocrats should care about inequality —
  even if they’re thinking only about themselves. The rich do not exist
  in a vacuum. They need a functioning society around them to sustain
  their position" [7]Comments
    Links:
      7. https://thebrowser.com/articles/1-percent’s-problem

[8]Terrorists? Us?
    Links:
      8. http://b.rw/L24ws9

Owen Bennett-Jones | London Review Of Books | 29 May 2012

Who are the MEK? Iran's leaders in waiting? A cult? Terrorists? They
  have some high-powered US lobbyists on their side and friends in high
  places. Is Hillary Clinton about to take them off the US's official
  terrorist list? [9]Comments
    Links:
      9. https://thebrowser.com/articles/terrorists-us

[10]Could Picasso Draw Better Than Raphael?
    Links:
      10. http://b.rw/LTKqiq

Catesby Leigh | Standpoint | 30 May 2012

Picasso reportedly said: "They say that I can draw better than Raphael.
  And they're probably right." Indeed many think of him as an Old Master
  manqué, who learned the draughtsman's skills in traditional fashion.
  But is this correct? [11]Comments
    Links:
      11. https://thebrowser.com/articles/could-picasso-draw-better-raphael

[12]What Fearmongers Get Wrong About Cyberwarfare
    Links:
      12. http://b.rw/LfrE2F

Evgeny Morozov | Slate | 28 May 2012

"Instead of basing cyber policy on outlandish scenarios from
  second-rate films, we have to remember that those who would deploy
  cyberweapons have real agendas and interests—and would have to pay real
  costs if something goes awry" [13]Comments
    Links:
      13. https://thebrowser.com/articles/what-fearmongers-get-wrong-about-cyberwarfare

[14]Imprisoned In America
    Links:
      14. http://b.rw/L2dFRv

David Garland | TLS | 30 May 2012

Review of The Collapse Of American Criminal Justice by Republican
  lawyer William Stuntz. "His viewpoint is refreshingly unpredictable and
  runs against the grain of conventional wisdom. It is a devastatingly
  critical account" [15]Comments
    Links:
      15. https://thebrowser.com/articles/imprisoned-america

[16]The Vietnam Solution
    Links:
      16. http://b.rw/Konnws

Robert Kaplan | Atlantic | 25 May 2012

Vietnam could be a vital ally for America in balancing China's rise, if
  only America could get past its memories of the war, as Vietnam has
  done. Most Vietnamese were born after the "American war" ended. And
  besides, they won [17]Comments
    Links:
      17. https://thebrowser.com/articles/vietnam-solution

FiveBooks Interview

[18]Anne-Marie Slaughter on 21st Century Foreign Policy
    Links:
      18. https://thebrowser.com/interviews/anne-marie-slaughter-on-21st-century-foreign-policy

The US State Department now spends less than half of its effort on its
  traditional role of managing state-to-state relations. A former senior
  official tells us what it’s doing instead [19]Read on
    Links:
      19. https://thebrowser.com/interviews/anne-marie-slaughter-on-21st-century-foreign-policy

Featured Special Report

[20]London and the Olympics
    Links:
      20. 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 [21]Read on
    Links:
      21. https://thebrowser.com/reports/london-and-olympics

Reader Recommendations

[22]whitebluewhite new sources of energy - are they, in fact, viable?
  #[23]browsings David MacKay: A reality check on
  renewables [24]t.co/cnoj1NsO [25]More like this
    Links:
      22. http://twitter.com/whitebluewhite
      23. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#browsings
      24. http://t.co/cnoj1NsO
      25. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

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

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

[28]Hugo Vickers says: I remember someone saying about his book that
  there was not a dull word about an essentially very dull monarch, which
  is a great achievement.[29]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/hugo-vickers-on-royal-biographies
      29. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[30]Color Harmony
    Links:
      30. https://thebrowser.com/videos/color-harmony

How colour vision works. An animated short film, made in 1938
  [31]More videos
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[32]Ophelia Benson, on tolerance
    Links:
      32. http://www.butterfliesandwheels.org/2010/the-freeedom-not-to-respect

We have to respect everyone’s right to hold irrational beliefs, but
    we do not have to respect the irrational beliefs themselves

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

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