Newsletter 690


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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]China: The End of The Con
    Links:
      6. http://b.rw/KLCb8F

Andy Xie | Caixin | 4 June 2012

GDP figures have been pumped up by cheap credit, which encouraged
  inventory-building, which masqueraded as real economic growth. But
  stocks of real estate and commodities have grown too big to carry.
  Crunch time has come [7]Comments
    Links:
      7. https://thebrowser.com/articles/china-end-con

[8]Austerity And Political Responsibility
    Links:
      8. http://b.rw/Kcbvta

Martin Eiermann | European | 4 June 2012

Conversation with Harvard political philosopher Harvey Mansfield. On
  welfare state and role of virtue, responsibility in politics. "The
  question is whether democracy continues to award itself greater
  benefits than it can afford" [9]Comments
    Links:
      9. https://thebrowser.com/articles/austerity-and-political-responsibility

[10]Failure And Rescue
    Links:
      10. http://b.rw/MbHq0S

Atul Gawande | New Yorker | 4 June 2012

The difference between triumph and defeat isn’t about willingness to
  take risks or attempts to prevent failure. In medicine, and much else,
  the difference is in how you react to failure. And whether you can
  master the art of rescue [11]Comments
    Links:
      11. https://thebrowser.com/articles/failure-and-rescue

[12]The Mayor Of Mayors
    Links:
      12. http://b.rw/MbJ5DD

Gabriel Sherman | New York | 3 June 2012

What Michael Bloomberg will do next. He'd love to be US president but,
  as a centrist, that avenue appears closed off to him. So he's pursuing
  the projects he cares about, on a global level. A kind of "mayor of the
  world" [13]Comments
    Links:
      13. https://thebrowser.com/articles/mayor-mayors

[14]Jubilee've The Hype? One Hundred Years Of Royal PR
    Links:
      14. http://b.rw/MblteR

Roman Krznaric | Outrospection | 4 June 2012

The monarchy is popular in Britain, with many people viewing it as a
  great tradition. But most of those ancient-looking ceremonies and
  rituals are fairly recent innovations. "They are what historians call
  ‘invented traditions'" [15]Comments
    Links:
      15. https://thebrowser.com/articles/jubileeve-hype-one-hundred-years-royal-pr

[16]Salt, We Misjudged You
    Links:
      16. http://b.rw/MbMCSB

Gary Taubes | NYT | 2 June 2012

"The attitude that studies that go against prevailing beliefs should be
  ignored on the basis that, well, they go against prevailing beliefs,
  has been the norm for the anti-salt campaign for decades." Time for a
  rethink? [17]Comments
    Links:
      17. https://thebrowser.com/articles/salt-we-misjudged-you

FiveBooks Interview

[18]Nikolaos van Dam on Syria
    Links:
      18. https://thebrowser.com/interviews/nikolaos-van-dam-on-syria

The veteran Dutch diplomat explains why meaningful political change in
  Syria will be difficult to achieve – and warns that any move towards
  democracy is likely to be accompanied by severe sectarian tension
  [19]Read on
    Links:
      19. https://thebrowser.com/interviews/nikolaos-van-dam-on-syria

Featured Special Report

[20]Human Modification
    Links:
      20. https://thebrowser.com/reports/human-modification

Scientists are experimenting with different ways to enhance humans.
  What's possible? And what may be possible in the future? Does messing
  with Mother Nature raise ethical questions? [21]Read on
    Links:
      21. https://thebrowser.com/reports/human-modification

Reader Recommendations

@[22]polit2k Facebook's Long-Term Problem | James Kwak | The Baseline
  Scenario  [23]t.co/9qAi6bEq via @[24]JamesYKwak  #[25]browsings
    Links:
      22. http://twitter.com/polit2k
      23. http://t.co/9qAi6bEq
      24. http://twitter.com/JamesYKwak
      25. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#browsings

[26]More like this
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[27]Book of the Day
    Links:
      27. https://thebrowser.com/recommended/havana-red-by-leonardo-padura

[28]Havana Red by Leonardo Padura
    Links:
      28. https://thebrowser.com/recommended/havana-red-by-leonardo-padura

[29]Oscar Hijuelos says: “Part of the reason I like his work so much is
  that it has a real noiresque feel about it. He has a very literary
  sensibility”[30]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/oscar-hijuelos-on-cuba
      30. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[31]Speed Of Light
    Links:
      31. https://thebrowser.com/videos/speed-light

World's smallest live-action police chase. No CGI trickery [32]More
  videos
    Links:
      32. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[33]Henry Green on TV (in 1958)
    Links:
      33. http://www.theparisreview.org/interviews/4800/the-art-of-fiction-no-22-henry-green#.T84MYMW2b-Q.twitter

"One of these days we are going to have TV sets which lonely people
    can talk to and get answers back. Then no one will read anymore"

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

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