Newsletter 703


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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]Unpopular Mandate
    Links:
      6. http://b.rw/P9MMdL

Ezra Klein | New Yorker | 18 June 2012

How was it that a legal argument that was considered fringe in 2010
  could become mainstream by 2012? It happened with the individual
  mandate in US healthcare. Here's how and why it happened, and could
  happen again [7]Comments
    Links:
      7. http://thebrowser.com/articles/unpopular-mandate

[8]The Nonna State
    Links:
      8. http://b.rw/N9iHLL

Alessandra Galloni | WSJ | 15 June 2012

"Family has long been the glue of Southern European society, and
  intergenerational help has deep historical and religious roots." It's a
  crucial invisible safety net for the young of Italy, Spain. But one
  which is now under threat [9]Comments
    Links:
      9. http://thebrowser.com/articles/nonna-state

[10]India's Shot At Gold
    Links:
      10. http://b.rw/N9lRz8

Rahul Bhattacharya | More Intelligent Life | 15 June 2012

Splendid profile of Mary Kom, child of landless agricultural labourers,
  mother of two, Indian medal hope in new Olympic sport of women's
  boxing. And, it almost goes without saying, a confounder of stereotypes
  [11]Comments
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/articles/indias-shot-gold

[12]Dirt Under The Rug
    Links:
      12. http://b.rw/MlOAfp

David Simon | Audacity Of Despair | 18 June 2012

"The story I’m going to relate to you is the kind of tale that is
  disappearing from the pages of American newspapers." How police and
  prosecutors in Baltimore manipulate crime statistics to bring down the
  murder rate [13]Comments
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/articles/dirt-under-rug

[14]Final Battles Of Pope Benedict XVI
    Links:
      14. http://b.rw/LqSwhx

Fiona Ehlers et al | Spiegel | 15 June 2012

Joseph Ratzinger turned 85 in April, the oldest Pope in more than a
  century. He's having trouble speaking, let alone moving. And all around
  him, by this account, the Vatican is in turmoil. The fight for the
  succession is under way [15]Comments
    Links:
      15. http://thebrowser.com/articles/final-battles-pope-benedict-xvi

[16]On Fear
    Links:
      16. http://b.rw/K7FWRP

Mary Ruefle | Poetry Foundation | 2 June 2012

Reflections on nature of fear, dread. By way of Julian of Norwich,
  Nietzsche, Kierkegaard. "Fear is the greatest motivator of all time.
  Conflict born of fear is behind our every action, driving us forward
  like the cogs of a clock" [17]Comments
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/articles/fear

FiveBooks Interview

[18]Bettany Hughes on Divine Women
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/bettany-hughes-on-divine-women

Ancient history was a man’s world – but women were considered closer to
  the gods. The historian and TV presenter reveals the secrets of
  Athenian priestesses, Byzantine empresses and Stone Age fertility
  goddesses [19]Read on
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/bettany-hughes-on-divine-women

Featured Special Report

[20]London and the Olympics
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/london-and-olympics

The Games creep ever closer, though in London you'd hardly know it.
  Here's a sideways look at the event and its host city [21]Read on
    Links:
      21. http://thebrowser.com/reports/london-and-olympics

Reader Recommendations

@[22]polit2k Executive coach: 'Finance is an amoral world, bordering on
  the immoral' | Joris Luyendijk[23]t.co/YBLqnWEB via @[24]guardian
  [25]#browsings [26]More like this
    Links:
      22. http://twitter.com/polit2k
      23. http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/joris-luyendijk-banking-blog/2012/jun/18/executive-coach-finance-amoral-world?CMP=twt_gu
      24. http://twitter.com/guardian
      25. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      26. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[27]Book of the Day
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/worst-journey-world-by-apsley-cherry-garrard

[28]The Worst Journey in the World by Apsley Cherry-Garrard
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/worst-journey-world-by-apsley-cherry-garrard

[29]Paul Theroux says: “Among the many things that appeal to me about
  the book is the extreme precision of the writing – the scientific
  poetry of it” [30]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/paul-theroux-on-travelling
      30. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[31]Much Better Now
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/videos/much-better-now

Adventures of a bookmark. Starts slowly, but take a seat, it's worth
  the wait [32]More videos
    Links:
      32. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[33]Dennis Potter, on words
    Links:
      33. http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/oupblog/~3/JuLDlVO1L20

The trouble with words is that you never know whose mouth they’ve
    been in

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

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