Newsletter 686


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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]Alexis Tsipras: The Greek Who Makes Europe Tremble
    Links:
      6. http://b.rw/JRemhy

Joanna Kakissis | Time | 31 May 2012

Interview with... Greece's next leader? "I have the sense that Greece
  is in a Cold War-like state with its debtors, meaning that both sides
  can push a button and destroy everything, knowing that there will be no
  winners after that" [7]Comments
    Links:
      7. http://thebrowser.com/articles/alexis-tsipras-greek-who-makes-europe-tremble

[8]Nazi Collaborators Or Victims?
    Links:
      8. http://b.rw/JDco2R

Michael Moynihan | Tablet | 1 June 2012

They were German death camps on Polish soil. Obama mis-spoke. But
  Poland and the Jews have a troubled history. "Wartime Poland was a
  strange case of deeply rooted, historical anti-Semitism coexisting with
  anti-Nazi resistance" [9]Comments
    Links:
      9. http://thebrowser.com/articles/nazi-collaborators-or-victims

[10]False Fronts In The Language Wars
    Links:
      10. http://b.rw/NnkLyv

Steven Pinker | Slate | 31 May 2012

Pinker takes on a "pseudo-controversy", the imagined clash between
  prescriptivist and descriptivist theories of language. "Once you
  understand that prescriptive rules are conventions, most of the
  iptivist controversies evaporate" [11]Comments
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/articles/false-fronts-language-wars

[12]The Battle For The Cato Institute
    Links:
      12. http://b.rw/JSfZqw

Luke Mullins | Washingtonian | 30 May 2012

You may have noticed this a few months ago and dismissed it as an
  academic squabble among policy wonks. Fleshed out here as a human
  drama, it makes for a thrilling read. A secret legacy! A power
  struggle! Battling billionaires! [13]Comments
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/articles/battle-cato-institute

[14]Burning Desire For Efficiency
    Links:
      14. http://b.rw/KZaVjJ

Tom Murphy | Do The Math | 29 May 2012

"Ever wondered how efficient it is to heat water? Of course you have!
  Ever measured it?" Probably not, so here's Tom Murphy to take us
  through the relative merits of using stove-top pots, microwaves and
  kettles for heating water [15]Comments
    Links:
      15. http://thebrowser.com/articles/burning-desire-efficiency

[16]To Cheat Or Not To Cheat
    Links:
      16. http://b.rw/JD9X0q

Tom Verducci | Sports Illustrated | 29 May 2012

"This is a story about the hundreds, even thousands, of anonymous
  ballplayers whose careers and lives were changed by a temptation that
  defined an era." The temptation to cheat, to improve their game with
  the use of steroids [17]Comments
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/articles/cheat-or-not-cheat

FiveBooks Interview

[18]Anatole Kaletsky on A New Capitalism
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/anatole-kaletsky-on-new-capitalism

We need to build an entirely new market system, not just patch up the
  old one, says the economics commentator, who discusses the long-term
  fallout of the financial crisis and possible futures for the eurozone
  [19]Read on
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/anatole-kaletsky-on-new-capitalism

Featured Special Report

[20]Sport's Violence Problem
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/sports-violence-problem

Nobody wants to take away the thrill and drama of the NFL or NHL, but
  is middle age dementia an acceptable price for ex-players to pay?
  [21]Read on
    Links:
      21. http://thebrowser.com/reports/sports-violence-problem

Reader Recommendations

@nuzav Queen's diamond jubilee: a vapid family and a mirage of
  nationhood. What's to celebrate? | Polly Toynbee [22]t.co/InvpOi7I
  [23]#browsings [24]More like this
    Links:
      22. http://t.co/InvpOi7I
      23. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      24. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[25]Book of the Day
    Links:
      25. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/love-all-people-by-bill-hicks

[26]Love All the People by Bill Hicks
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/love-all-people-by-bill-hicks

[27]Lee Camp says: “He was one of the best comedians who ever lived.
  This book is largely his routines written down. It’s great stuff – dark
  and equally applicable today” [28]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/lee-camp-on-political-satire
      28. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[29]World's Best Bartender
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/videos/worlds-best-bartender

Alexander Shtifanov from Ukraine. Cocktail shaker supreme [30]More
  videos
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[31]Nicholas Carr, on silence
    Links:
      31. http://www.roughtype.com/archives/2012/05/perfect_silence.php

"We've come to confuse communication with the exchange of explicit
    information. What can't be turned into data loses its perceived
    value"

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

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