Newsletter 701


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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]How Mapping Neurons Could Reveal How Experiences Affect Mental Wiring
    Links:
      6. http://b.rw/K7JX8U

Sebastian Seung | Wired UK | 14 June 2012

About the least sexy title imaginable, but a wonderful piece of science
  writing. On the connectome, the map of connections between neurons.
  What it might have to tell us about human behaviour, and why one mind
  differs from another [7]Comments
    Links:
      7. https://thebrowser.com/articles/how-mapping-neurons-could-reveal-how-experiences-affect-mental-wiring

[8]Cocaine, Inc
    Links:
      8. http://b.rw/KzCB4i

Patrick Radden Keefe | NYT | 15 June 2012

If you find Mexican drug lords fascinating, this is the piece for you.
  Full story of Joaquín Guzmán, and the Sinaloa cartel: "In its
  longevity, profitability and scope, it might be the most successful
  criminal enterprise in history" [9]Comments
    Links:
      9. https://thebrowser.com/articles/cocaine-inc

[10]Can Germany Come To The Euro Zone's Rescue?
    Links:
      10. http://b.rw/KzI231

Robert Samuelson | Washington Post | 11 June 2012

On the limits to what Germany can do in Europe – and why we may be
  expecting too much of Angela Merkel [11]Comments
    Links:
      11. https://thebrowser.com/articles/can-germany-come-euro-zones-rescue

[12]Assad’s Response To Syria Unrest Leaves His Own Sect Divided
    Links:
      12. http://b.rw/KzHEla

Neil Macfarquhar | NYT | 9 June 2012

It’s a mistake to think that the Alawites in Syria are all unified
  behind Assad: As the violence worsens, more will become disillusioned
  [13]Comments
    Links:
      13. https://thebrowser.com/articles/assad’s-response-syria-unrest-leaves-his-own-sect-divided

[14]The Vanishing
    Links:
      14. http://b.rw/MsWcjS

Bob Friel | Outside | 13 June 2012

They call it the Highway of Tears. It's a 450-mile stretch of road in
  northern British Columbia, running through stunning, rugged wilderness.
  Alberta to the Pacific. Where at least 18 women, some say many more,
  have disappeared [15]Comments
    Links:
      15. https://thebrowser.com/articles/vanishing

[16]The Mother Of All Girls' Books
    Links:
      16. http://b.rw/KIMhTj

Deborah Weisgall | American Prospect | 12 June 2012

"Little Women is brutal, a ferocious wolf dressed up in the curly white
  sermons and sentimental homilies of children’s stories. Despite
  references to a kind and loving father, its fundamental faith lies not
  in God but in books" [17]Comments
    Links:
      17. https://thebrowser.com/articles/mother-all-girls-books

FiveBooks Interview

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

Featured Special Report

[20]Hackers
    Links:
      20. https://thebrowser.com/reports/hackers

Cars, nuclear plants, computers, phones, webcams -- they all succumb to
  hackers in the end [21]Read on
    Links:
      21. https://thebrowser.com/reports/hackers

Reader Recommendations

@[22]rszbt RT @[23]polit2k: Language, politics and debt | Fraser Nelson
  | The Spectator [24]t.co/ZJCPSUhp  #[25]browsings #[26]debt v
  #[27]deficit  #[28]smokeandmirrors  @[29]frasernelson
    Links:
      22. http://twitter.com/rszbt
      23. http://twitter.com/polit2k
      24. http://t.co/ZJCPSUhp
      25. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#browsings
      26. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#debt
      27. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#deficit
      28. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#smokeandmirrors
      29. http://twitter.com/frasernelson

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

Book of the Day

[31]Book of the Day
    Links:
      31. https://thebrowser.com/recommended/penrose-tiles-trapdoor-ciphers-by-martin-gardner

[32]Penrose Tiles to Trapdoor Ciphers by Martin Gardner
    Links:
      32. https://thebrowser.com/recommended/penrose-tiles-trapdoor-ciphers-by-martin-gardner

[33]Dana Mackenzie says: “This book contains the columns that
  introduced the world to two of the most fascinating mathematical
  discoveries of the 1970s”[34]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      33. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/dana-mackenzie-on-beauty-and-fun-mathematics
      34. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[35]Why Taxes Have To Be Raised On The Rich
    Links:
      35. https://thebrowser.com/videos/why-taxes-have-be-raised-rich

"Trickle-down economics is bunk"
  [36]More videos
    Links:
      36. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[37]Milton Friedman, on capitalism
    Links:
      37. http://conversableeconomist.blogspot.com/2012/06/eight-bon-mots-from-milton-friedman.html

"The problem of social organization is how to set up an arrangement
    under which greed will do the least harm; capitalism is that kind of
    a system"

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

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