Newsletter 698


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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]Did He Feel Good?
    Links:
      6. http://b.rw/LITt7q

Ian Penman | City Journal | 8 June 2012

Superb piece on godfather of soul James Brown, pegged to new biography.
  "The Hardest Working Man in Show Business rubbed up against the worst
  dreams of men and ultimately paid a heavy, soul-consuming price"
  [7]Comments
    Links:
      7. https://thebrowser.com/articles/did-he-feel-good

[8]Leaking War
    Links:
      8. http://b.rw/MAVezB

Peter Van Buren | Nation/TomDispatch | 12 June 2012

Black is white and white is black, says whistleblower. "Leaks that
  favour the president are shoveled out regardless of national security,
  while national security is twisted to pummel leaks that do not favour
  him" [9]Comments
    Links:
      9. https://thebrowser.com/articles/leaking-war

[10]Will Globalization Go Bankrupt?
    Links:
      10. http://b.rw/NuO5FD

Michael Pettis | Credit Writedowns | 11 June 2012

"If global liquidity contracts and if markets around the world pull
  back, our imaginations will once again turn to the increasingly visible
  costs of globalization and away from the potential for all peoples to
  prosper" [11]Comments
    Links:
      11. https://thebrowser.com/articles/will-globalization-go-bankrupt

[12]The Heart Of The Matter
    Links:
      12. http://b.rw/MIbCS6

John Hussman | Hussman Funds | 11 June 2012

Sobering read on prospects for global economy. The elephant in the
  room? "A warped financial system that directs scarce capital to
  speculative and unproductive uses, and refuses to restructure debt once
  that debt has gone bad" [13]Comments
    Links:
      13. https://thebrowser.com/articles/heart-matter

[14]We Isolate And Overload Germany At Our Peril
    Links:
      14. http://b.rw/KO99qQ

Gideon Rachman | FT | 11 June 2012

Angela Merkel deserves more credit that she is getting for her handling
  of the euro crisis. The aim is a durable political fix, which will take
  time, and she's just about managing to keep German public opinion in
  line (Free reg/$) [15]Comments
    Links:
      15. https://thebrowser.com/articles/we-isolate-and-overload-germany-our-peril

[16]A Book Lover's Guide To Reading And Walking At The Same Time
    Links:
      16. http://b.rw/MnbKpt

Lev Grossman | Time | 6 June 2012

"Short bursts is the approach. You look for a stretch of open sidewalk,
  maybe a half a block, you hastily memorize the major obstacles, and
  then you glance down at the book. You look up again and digest the
  words as you walk" [17]Comments
    Links:
      17. https://thebrowser.com/articles/book-lovers-guide-reading-and-walking-same-time

FiveBooks Interview

[18]Gavin Knight on Gang Crime
    Links:
      18. https://thebrowser.com/interviews/gavin-knight-on-gang-crime

Inner-city crime is a matter of deprivation not race, and comes from a
  street culture that respects extreme violence, says the author of a new
  book based on two years among British gangs and the police units
  covering them [19]Read on
    Links:
      19. https://thebrowser.com/interviews/gavin-knight-on-gang-crime

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]polit2k RT @[23]paulstpancras: Europe - No Alternative to Debt
  Mutualisation:  [24]t.co/3sTD7dPq  via  @[25]SPIEGELONLINE
  #[26]browsings  #[27]eurocrisis #[28]gfc2
    Links:
      22. http://twitter.com/polit2k
      23. http://twitter.com/paulstpancras
      24. http://t.co/3sTD7dPq
      25. http://twitter.com/SPIEGELONLINE
      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]Men of Honour by Judge Giovanni Falcone
    Links:
      30. https://thebrowser.com/recommended/cose-di-cosa-nostra-men-honour-truth-about-mafia-by-giovanni-falcone

[31]John Dickie says: “Based on an interview with a French journalist a
  few weeks before Falcone was killed, this is an account of what the
  Cosa Nostra is and how it works”[32]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/john-dickie-on-italian-mafia
      32. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[33]Alain de Botton: Acrasia
    Links:
      33. https://thebrowser.com/videos/alain-de-botton-acrasia

Religions are strong, because they understand human weakness [34]More
  videos
    Links:
      34. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[35]Ruth Franklin, on books
    Links:
      35. http://www.ruthfranklin.net/blog/?p=10

"Anyone who doesn’t believe that books have the power to harm is not
    taking them seriously enough"

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

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