Newsletter 691


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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]Prep-School Predators
    Links:
      6. http://b.rw/NIlme0

Amos Kamil | NYT | 6 June 2012

Gripping account of child sex abuse at elite New York school in late
  seventies/early eighties – an era when children knew which teachers to
  avoid but had precious little support or means of challenging something
  they knew was wrong [7]Comments
    Links:
      7. https://thebrowser.com/articles/prep-school-predators

[8]What Is Wrong With Multiculturalism?
    Links:
      8. http://b.rw/MeG19Z

Kenan Malik | Pandaemonium | 4 June 2012

"Thirty years ago multiculturalism was widely seen as the answer to
  many of Europe’s social problems. Today it is seen, by growing numbers
  of people, not as the solution to, but as the cause of, Europe’s myriad
  social ills" [9]Comments
    Links:
      9. https://thebrowser.com/articles/what-wrong-multiculturalism

[10]Why Working-Class People Vote Conservative
    Links:
      10. http://b.rw/L9vsSI

Jonathan Haidt | Guardian | 5 June 2012

Why would blue-collar workers vote for the political right when it
  appears to be against their own economic interests to do so?
  Commentators on the left tend to argue that they've been duped. But
  there is a better explanation [11]Comments
    Links:
      11. https://thebrowser.com/articles/why-working-class-people-vote-conservative

[12]Strangest Self-Experiments Ever
    Links:
      12. http://b.rw/KBBeks

Alex Boese | Neatorama | 5 June 2012

Including self-surgery: "There was one slight moment of panic when part
  of his intestines unexpectedly popped out of his stomach as he leaned
  too far forward, but he calmly shoved his guts back inside his body and
  continued working" [13]Comments
    Links:
      13. https://thebrowser.com/articles/strangest-self-experiments-ever

[14]Austerity Has Never Worked
    Links:
      14. http://b.rw/McVOG9

Ha-Joon Chang | Guardian | 4 June 2012

By pushing these policies against all evidence, what are our leaders
  telling us? That they want to preserve a society in which the rich have
  to be made richer to work harder while the poor have to be made poorer
  to work harder? [15]Comments
    Links:
      15. https://thebrowser.com/articles/austerity-has-never-worked

[16]Do Plants Think?
    Links:
      16. http://b.rw/KBv2Jb

Gareth Cook | Scientific American | 5 June 2012

Interview with Daniel Chamovitz, bioscientist. Genetic difference
  between plants and animals not that great. A big stretch to say plants
  think. But they are in some sense aware of the world around them, and
  they respond to it [17]Comments
    Links:
      17. https://thebrowser.com/articles/do-plants-think

FiveBooks Interview

[18]Ariel Rubinstein on Game Theory
    Links:
      18. https://thebrowser.com/interviews/ariel-rubinstein-on-game-theory

Game theory is marketed as a system you can apply to any sphere of
  life, but what’s the reality? The professor of economics guides us
  through some classic studies [19]Read on
    Links:
      19. https://thebrowser.com/interviews/ariel-rubinstein-on-game-theory

Featured Special Report

[20]Paying for the US Election
    Links:
      20. https://thebrowser.com/reports/paying-election

How much is Romney vs Obama 2012 going to cost? Who's paying? And what
  do they expect in return? [21]Read on
    Links:
      21. https://thebrowser.com/reports/paying-election

Reader Recommendations

@[22]polit2k Panic has become all too rational | Martin Wolf
  | [23]t.co/Zn5Uza0o  [24]t.co/6N7MQV51  #[25]browsings
    Links:
      22. http://twitter.com/polit2k
      23. http://t.co/Zn5Uza0o
      24. http://t.co/6N7MQV51
      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/education-henry-adams-by-henry-adams

[28]The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams
    Links:
      28. https://thebrowser.com/recommended/education-henry-adams-by-henry-adams

[29]Stephen Breyer says: “It’s a marvellous book. Every American should
  read it and so should anyone who wants to understand America”
  [30]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/stephen-breyer-on-intellectual-influences
      30. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[31]Making A Flamenco Guitar
    Links:
      31. https://thebrowser.com/videos/making-flamenco-guitar

Usually takes 299 hours. Done here in three minutes [32]More videos
    Links:
      32. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[33]Stephen Moss, on public life in Britain
    Links:
      33. http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2010/sep/03/homophobia-and-high-office

We have married the prurience and homophobia of the Christian era to
    a modern desire to know everything -- the worst of all worlds

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

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