Newsletter 700


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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]Neuroscience: The Mind Reader
    Links:
      6. http://b.rw/MsW1oK

David Cyranoski | Nature | 12 June 2012

Adrian Owen has achieved the unthinkable: He's found a way to
  communicate with people who have been left in vegetative states. But
  his research raises issues – should he ask patients if they want to
  discontinue life support? [7]Comments
    Links:
      7. http://thebrowser.com/articles/neuroscience-mind-reader

[8]How Greece Squandered Its Freedom
    Links:
      8. http://b.rw/LLNSwh

Nikos Konstandaras | IHT | 14 June 2012

Powerful piece on catastrophe unfolding in Greece. "At a moment when
  the choices should be as clear as possible the issues are hopelessly
  confused by false expectations, false choices and the total failure of
  a political class" [9]Comments
    Links:
      9. http://thebrowser.com/articles/how-greece-squandered-its-freedom

[10]Don't Sweat The Bond Markets
    Links:
      10. http://b.rw/L9WgXJ

Layna Mosley | Foreign Affairs | 13 June 2012

Backgrounder on government borrowing in the eurozone. Bond markets not
  so powerful after all. Investors made mistake of focusing too much on
  broad outlines of eurozone project, too little on behaviour of member
  states [11]Comments
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/articles/dont-sweat-bond-markets

[12]The State Of Gaza: Five Years After Hamas Took Power In The City, How Has
Life Changed For Its Citizens?
    Links:
      12. http://b.rw/Lpxujj

Donald Macintyre | Independent | 10 June 2012

Fascinating window into Gaza that, happily, focuses not on blood and
  misery but practicalities of life as entrepreneur, student, worker. And
  the hurdles and work-arounds necessary in such a restrictive business
  environment [13]Comments
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/articles/state-gaza-five-years-after-hamas-took-power-city-how-has-life-changed-its-citizens

[14]Stalin & Hitler: Mass Murder By Starvation
    Links:
      14. http://b.rw/MtO96p

Timothy Snyder | NYRB | 14 June 2012

Revisiting a perhaps lesser known tragedy of WWII. "In the contest
  between Berlin and Moscow for the lands between them, from Leningrad to
  Ukraine, more people were killed by starvation than by any other
  method" [15]Comments
    Links:
      15. http://thebrowser.com/articles/stalin-hitler-mass-murder-starvation

[16]A Case So Cold It Was Blue
    Links:
      16. http://b.rw/L72jev

Mark Bowden | Vanity Fair | 14 June 2012

"The first thing Nels Rasmussen asked Detective Mayer the day after his
  daughter was murdered was 'Have you checked out John’s ex-girlfriend,
  the lady cop?'" They hadn't. When they finally did, 23 years later, the
  mystery unfolded [17]Comments
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/articles/case-so-cold-it-was-blue

FiveBooks Interview

[18]Paul Theroux on Travelling
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/paul-theroux-on-travelling

Travel is a leap in the dark, says Paul Theroux – and one that will
  leave you a different person at the other end. He recommends five
  travel books that inspired him, from Mark Twain at sea to VS Naipaul in
  India [19]Read on
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/paul-theroux-on-travelling

Featured Special Report

[20]Euro On The Brink
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/euro-brink

What's going wrong with the euro? Can the problem be contained? If so,
  how? And what if it isn't? Read on to find out [21]Read on
    Links:
      21. http://thebrowser.com/reports/euro-brink

Reader Recommendations

@polit2k The EU Smiled While Spain’s Banks Cooked the Books | Jonathan
  Weil [22]t.co/YocB73VS via @BloombergView #gfc2 [23]#browsings [24]More
  like this
    Links:
      22. http://t.co/YocB73VS
      23. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      24. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[25]Book of the Day
    Links:
      25. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/wings-by-tom-d-crouch

[26]Wings by Tom D Crouch
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/wings-by-tom-d-crouch

[27]Joseph Corn says: “There have been hundreds of aviation history
  surveys but this is by far the best one-volume study that we have. It’s
  comprehensive and takes a wide view” [28]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/joseph-corn-on-aviation-history
      28. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[29]10 Bets You Will Always Win
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/videos/10-bets-you-will-always-win

Paul Newman got his thumbs broken for this sort of thing [30]More
  videos
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[31]Warren Buffett, on brevity
    Links:
      31. http://www.fourhourworkweek.com/blog/2012/06/11/exclusive-warren-buffett-a-few-lessons-for-investors-and-managers

"The truly big investment idea can usually be explained in a short
    paragraph"

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

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