Newsletter 694


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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]Tails Of The Unexpected
    Links:
      6. http://b.rw/MsS6Vz

Andrew Haldane | Bank Of England | 8 June 2012

It used to be accepted wisdom that economic and financial systems
  behave "normally". But they don't. We know that now. The risk of
  catastrophe is higher than we thought, and increasing. Here's why, and
  what we must do about it (PDF) [7]Comments
    Links:
      7. https://thebrowser.com/articles/tails-unexpected

[8]Bringing The Battlefield To The Border
    Links:
      8. http://b.rw/KgsBwG

Todd Miller | Huffington Post/TomDispatch | 7 June 2012

Setting up lines of control over human movement is a more recent
  phenomenon than we might suppose. US-Mexico border has changed
  unimaginably in past 20 years. This piece gives a sense of where
  militarisation of borders is leading [9]Comments
    Links:
      9. https://thebrowser.com/articles/bringing-battlefield-border

[10]Putin Between Assad And Mubarak
    Links:
      10. http://b.rw/Li76bk

Alexander Golts | Moscow Times | 6 June 2012

Why does Putin support Assad? Yes, there are arms sales, port
  facilities, other economic links, as well as a wish for Russian
  influence in the region to counter US. But there may be a deeper reason
  too [11]Comments
    Links:
      11. https://thebrowser.com/articles/putin-between-assad-and-mubarak

[12]The Accidental Empire
    Links:
      12. http://b.rw/NNdA2I

George Soros | Project Syndicate | 7 June 2012

Germany will do enough to hold eurozone together, but no more. Division
  between debtor and creditor countries will become permanent, with
  Germany dominating a depressed hinterland. "It is a tragedy of policy
  errors" [13]Comments
    Links:
      13. https://thebrowser.com/articles/accidental-empire

[14]Interview With Greek Writer Nikos Dimou
    Links:
      14. http://b.rw/NNbvnw

Julia Amalia Heyer and Britta Sandberg | Spiegel | 7 June 2012

"Modern Greeks suffer from knowing what the ancient Greeks
  accomplished. Being caught somewhere between east and west, ancient
  glory and present poverty, orthodoxy and enlightenment, has left the
  Greeks with an identity problem" [15]Comments
    Links:
      15. https://thebrowser.com/articles/interview-greek-writer-nikos-dimou

[16]Who Will Get PTSD?
    Links:
      16. http://b.rw/L9T7lW

Paul Kix | Boston Globe | 3 June 2012

On recent PTSD research, and ethical issues raised: "If it becomes
  possible to screen enlistees for their vulnerability to PTSD, is it
  fair to keep some out of combat and send in others, especially in an
  all-volunteer military" [17]Comments
    Links:
      17. https://thebrowser.com/articles/who-will-get-ptsd

FiveBooks Interview

[18]John Dickie on the Italian Mafia
    Links:
      18. https://thebrowser.com/interviews/john-dickie-on-italian-mafia

The three biggest Italian mafias remain a powerful presence, with
  tentacles reaching deep inside Italian business and politics. The
  author of Mafia Brotherhoods busts the myth that it’s all in the family
  [19]Read on
    Links:
      19. https://thebrowser.com/interviews/john-dickie-on-italian-mafia

Featured Special Report

[20]Mitt Romney
    Links:
      20. https://thebrowser.com/reports/mitt-romney

He has clawed his way to the finishing line for the Republican party
  nomination. But what makes the man who would be president tick?
  [21]Read on
    Links:
      21. https://thebrowser.com/reports/mitt-romney

Reader Recommendations

@[22]damienjoyce Interesting interview with David Graeber in ArtForum
  [23]t.co/hvzKf8ew  #[24]browsings  #[25]longreads
    Links:
      22. http://twitter.com/damienjoyce
      23. http://t.co/hvzKf8ew
      24. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#browsings
      25. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#longreads

[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/damascus-hidden-treasures-old-city-by-brigid-keenan

[28]Damascus by Brigid Keenan
    Links:
      28. https://thebrowser.com/recommended/damascus-hidden-treasures-old-city-by-brigid-keenan

[29]Nikolaos van Dam says: “This book about Damascus lifts the tip of
  the veil of the many, many beauties that Syria has” [30]FiveBooks
  Archive
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/nikolaos-van-dam-on-syria
      30. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[31]Putin's Watch Collection
    Links:
      31. https://thebrowser.com/videos/putins-watch-collection

Vladimir Putin. Declared income: $112,000. Reported value of
  wristwatches: $680,000
  [32]More videos
    Links:
      32. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[33]Kevin Kelly, on paid content
    Links:
      33. http://radar.oreilly.com/2011/02/kevin-kelly-free.html

"You can get anything you want free if you wait long enough. You pay
    for immediacy"

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

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