Newsletter 704


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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]In Praise Of Leisure
    Links:
      6. http://b.rw/N3BAwn

Robert Skidelsky & Edward Skidelsky | Chronicle Review | 18 June 2012

Resuscitating economics as a moral science. "Let us imagine that
  everyone has enough to lead a good life. What is the good life? And
  what is it not? And what changes in our moral and economic system are
  needed to realise it?" [7]Comments
    Links:
      7. http://thebrowser.com/articles/praise-leisure

[8]Nuke 'Em
    Links:
      8. http://b.rw/KQhWnU

Frank Rich | New York | 17 June 2012

Negative campaigning isn't some toxic modern aberration in US
  democracy. In 1828 race, Andrew Jackson was accused of murder,
  cock-fighting and cannibalism. Let's face it, attack ads often work.
  Obama should go for it, says Rich [9]Comments
    Links:
      9. http://thebrowser.com/articles/nuke-em

[10]Why History Matters To Liberalism
    Links:
      10. http://b.rw/LbDQGK

EJ Dionne | Democracy Journal | 13 June 2012

Super essay. "Americans disagree on who we are because we can’t agree
  about who we’ve been. We are at odds over the meaning of our own
  history and over what it is, philosophically and spiritually, that
  makes us 'Americans'” [11]Comments
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/articles/why-history-matters-liberalism

[12]Microbes Manipulate Your Mind
    Links:
      12. http://b.rw/PcvkFx

Moheb Costandi | Scientific American | 17 June 2012

Fascinating look at a new frontier for neuroscience: Your gut. By the
  age of three, there are 100 trillion microbes inhabiting your gut. And
  research suggests they may be affecting your moods, emotions, even your
  personality [13]Comments
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/articles/microbes-manipulate-your-mind

[14]As Escapees Stream Out, A Penal Business Thrives
    Links:
      14. http://b.rw/KQedH0

Sam Dolnick | NYT | 16 June 2012

Halfway houses were intended to help low-level offenders near end of
  their sentences. But it's now a growth industry for private sector
  providers, some with close links to politicians. Security is
  notoriously lax. Are we still safe? [15]Comments
    Links:
      15. http://thebrowser.com/articles/escapees-stream-out-penal-business-thrives

[16]Vanishing Voices
    Links:
      16. http://b.rw/PciMOo

Russ Rymer | National Geographic | 18 June 2012

There are 7,000 spoken languages at present. But one dies out every two
  weeks. "Different languages highlight the varieties of human
  experience, revealing as mutable aspects of life that we tend to think
  of as settled and universal" [17]Comments
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/articles/vanishing-voices

FiveBooks Interview

[18]Robert Macfarlane on Wild Places
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/robert-macfarlane-on-wild-places

The author of an acclaimed trilogy about landscape and human thought
  tells us about the intrepid, sometimes misanthropic writers who
  inspired his own investigation of wilderness [19]Read on
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/robert-macfarlane-on-wild-places

Featured Special Report

[20]Privacy Online
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/privacy-online

Your movements are tracked and the data trail you leave is
  commercialised. If privacy is gone, is "publicy" the future? Or is
  there more value to privacy than some think? [21]Read on
    Links:
      21. http://thebrowser.com/reports/privacy-online

Reader Recommendations

@[22]prospect_uk My night with Zizek [23]t.co/wwQRlHAr @[24]VersoBooks
  [25]#browsings [26]More like this
    Links:
      22. http://twitter.com/prospect_uk
      23. http://www.prospectmagazine.co.uk/blog/24-hour-zizek-less-than-nothing-hegel
      24. http://twitter.com/VersoBooks
      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/where-are-customers’-yachts-by-fred-schwed

[28]Where Are the Customers’ Yachts? by Fred Schwed
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/where-are-customers’-yachts-by-fred-schwed

[29]Jason Zweig says: “Even now, some 70 years later, this is still the
  funniest book ever written about Wall Street” [30]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/jason-zweig-on-personal-finance
      30. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[31]Surface By Microsoft
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/videos/surface-microsoft

Yes, it's probably another loser tablet. But the cover and keyboard are
  killers. Port those to iPad soonest [32]More videos
    Links:
      32. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[33]Adam Mars-Jones on writers
    Links:
      33. http://www.lrb.co.uk/v34/n12/adam-mars-jones/anti-dad

"All writers overrate the impact of writing, or else they would
    choose another line of work"

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

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