Newsletter 692


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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]Spain: Simmering Anger In Seville
    Links:
      6. http://b.rw/McgHi5

Paul Mason | BBC | 6 June 2012

Trouble with banks and a real estate bust is only the beginning. Mason
  takes the temperature of Spain, a country now in the grip of a complex
  political-economic crisis with the potential to shatter the eurozone
  [7]Comments
    Links:
      7. https://thebrowser.com/articles/spain-simmering-anger-seville

[8]The Curious Case Of Internet Privacy
    Links:
      8. http://b.rw/KcO4q5

Cory Doctorow | MIT Tech Review | 6 June 2012

"The users and the analytics people are in a shooting war, but only the
  analytics people are armed. There's a business opportunity for a
  company that wants to supply arms to the rebels instead of the empire"
  [9]Comments
    Links:
      9. https://thebrowser.com/articles/curious-case-internet-privacy

[10]The Hard Truth About Political Compromise
    Links:
      10. http://b.rw/L9TPQf

Joshua Rothman | Boston Globe | 3 June 2012

"A vote against compromise might feel like a vote for purity, for
  boldness—but it’s a vote for the status quo. In a democracy where
  people disagree on fundamental questions, no-compromise politicians
  create logjams, not progress" [11]Comments
    Links:
      11. https://thebrowser.com/articles/hard-truth-about-political-compromise

[12]Interrogating The Makers And Stars Of The Wire
    Links:
      12. http://b.rw/KG10Eh

David Simon, Ed Burns et al | Maxim | 30 May 2012

In the mid-1980s David Simon, a police reporter for the Baltimore Sun,
  met Ed Burns, a homicide detective in the midst of a case involving a
  local drug kingpin and folk hero. A seed was planted and an unlikely
  project was born [13]Comments
    Links:
      13. https://thebrowser.com/articles/maxim-interrogates-makers-and-stars-wire

[14]Alan Rusbridger: The Quiet Evangelist
    Links:
      14. http://b.rw/MebhXa

Peter Wilby | New Statesman | 30 May 2012

Huge feature on The Guardian newspaper, and its editor Alan Rusbridger.
  Traditional advertising revenues have collapsed, losses now exceed
  £30m. The pressure is on. Can Rusbridger turn it around? [15]Comments
    Links:
      15. https://thebrowser.com/articles/alan-rusbridger-quiet-evangelist

[16]How Silence Works
    Links:
      16. http://b.rw/MelkLZ

Jeremy Mesiano-Crookston | Awl | 1 June 2012

Surpisingly open email conversation with four trappist monks. Turns out
  they don't take a vow of silence, can talk when necessary. "Cultivating
  silence in a group is hard and a discipline we have to commit to over
  and over again" [17]Comments
    Links:
      17. https://thebrowser.com/articles/how-silence-works

FiveBooks Interview

[18]Michael Carlson on Baseball Novels
    Links:
      18. https://thebrowser.com/interviews/michael-carlson-on-baseball-novels

The sports pundit says baseball reflects an American ideal which is now
  an American fantasy. It works well as a metaphor for life, which may be
  why there have been so many good novels written about it [19]Read on
    Links:
      19. https://thebrowser.com/interviews/michael-carlson-on-baseball-novels

Featured Special Report

[20]Population and Resources
    Links:
      20. https://thebrowser.com/reports/population-and-resources

Will humans run out of natural resources? Is population growth a danger
  to society? Or will human innovation conquer? You decide [21]Read on
    Links:
      21. https://thebrowser.com/reports/population-and-resources

Reader Recommendations

@[22]polit2k The Accidental Empire by George Soros - Project Syndicate
  via @[23]ProSyn  #[24]oped [25]t.co/DBtKx4yK #[26]browsings
  #[27]eurocrisis  #[28]gfc2
    Links:
      22. http://twitter.com/polit2k
      23. http://twitter.com/ProSyn
      24. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#oped
      25. http://t.co/DBtKx4yK
      26. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#browsings
      27. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#eurocrisis
      28. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#gfc2

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

Book of the Day

[30]Book of the Day
    Links:
      30. https://thebrowser.com/recommended/deep-song-and-other-prose-by-federico-garcí-lorca

[31]Deep Song and Other Prose by Federico García Lorca
    Links:
      31. https://thebrowser.com/recommended/deep-song-and-other-prose-by-federico-garcí-lorca

[32]Jason Webster says: “Lorca is someone who is deeply, deeply engaged
  in this kind of poetic, mystical, surrealist, non-rational theme that
  is so much part of Spain. And I think he, more than any other person,
  really gets to grips with it.” [33]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      32. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/jason-webster-on-wonder-spain
      33. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[34]Greece: Golden Dawn Politician Lashes Out
    Links:
      34. https://thebrowser.com/videos/greece-golden-dawn-politician-lashes-out

Who thought voting for this bunch was a good idea?
  [35]More videos
    Links:
      35. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[36]Ray Bradbury, on art
    Links:
      36. http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2012/06/07/rip-ray-bradbury-quotes?

"We have our Arts so we won’t die of Truth"

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

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