Newsletter 705


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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]Clarity About Austerity
    Links:
      6. http://b.rw/NidQrS

Michael Spence | Project Syndicate | 19 June 2012

Nobel laureate on restoring stability and growth in eurozone. "What,
  then, of the much-discussed conflict between austerity and growth? I
  believe that it is based on a fairly serious misunderstanding." Here's
  why [7]Comments
    Links:
      7. http://thebrowser.com/articles/clarity-about-austerity

[8]An American Gulag
    Links:
      8. http://b.rw/NifWb3

Andrew Cohen | Atlantic | 18 June 2012

Report from ADX-Florence: "The prison is a place of unspeakable cruelty
  and state-sponsored wickedness, run by officials who ignore their own
  policies and revel in humiliating prisoners by depriving them of basic
  human dignities" [9]Comments
    Links:
      9. http://thebrowser.com/articles/american-gulag

[10]If They Could Only Talk
    Links:
      10. http://b.rw/PcEIbX

Hannah Bloch | National Geographic | 18 June 2012

We think we know the story. Polynesian settlers arrived in 800, built
  statues, cut down forests. Soil erosion ruined the land. Society
  collapsed into war, poverty, cannibalism. But what if it wasn't like
  that at all? [11]Comments
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/articles/if-they-could-only-talk

[12]My Night With Zizek
    Links:
      12. http://b.rw/Ki2yiz

Alex Christofi | Prospect | 19 June 2012

Christofi joins the Slovenian philosopher, his beer-drinking disciples
  and a few detractors for a 24-hour intellectual love-in cum book
  launch. The fun starts with a talk on Hegel, before Zizek himself takes
  the floor [13]Comments
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/articles/my-night-zizek

[14]A Vacation Goes South
    Links:
      14. http://b.rw/Ki5zzB

Frank Viviano | California | 18 June 2012

A journey to Mayan ruins in Guatemala goes awry. "A band of heavily
  armed men suddenly erupted from the jungle, taking positions in the
  center of the road. Cloth bags with eye holes masked their faces." The
  drug gangs had arrived [15]Comments
    Links:
      15. http://thebrowser.com/articles/vacation-goes-south

[16]Nigel The Dormouse: The Brilliant Code-Breaker Who Changed The Course Of
World War One
    Links:
      16. http://b.rw/LbBGa9

Giles Milton | Surviving History | 18 June 2012

Brief excursion to January 1917. Britain is desperate to draw America
  into the war on its side. Germany is also looking for allies. When an
  encrypted German message is intercepted it turns out to be just what
  London needed [17]Comments
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/articles/nigel-dormouse-brilliant-code-breaker-who-changed-course-world-war-one

FiveBooks Interview

[18]Andrew Gelman on How Americans Vote
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/andrew-gelman-on-how-americans-vote

As the US gears up for Obama-Romney 2012, the statistician and author
  of Red State, Blue State, Rich State, Poor State uncovers the (often
  surprising) realities of how Americans of different backgrounds vote
  [19]Read on
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/andrew-gelman-on-how-americans-vote

Featured Special Report

[20]Consciousness
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/consciousness

What is it? Where did it come from? How can we learn more about it?
  Here's a quick look at what we do and don't know about consciousness
  [21]Read on
    Links:
      21. http://thebrowser.com/reports/consciousness

Reader Recommendations

@[22]breizh2008 RT @[23]polit2k: RT @[24]evgenymorozov: Privacy Laws
  Turn Europe into Economic Laboratory [25]t.co/jGaNSU41 [26]#browsings
  [27]More like this
    Links:
      22. http://twitter.com/breizh2008
      23. http://twitter.com/polit2k
      24. http://twitter.com/evgenymorozov
      25. http://www.technologyreview.com/news/428051/privacy-laws-turn-europe-into-economic-laboratory
      26. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      27. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[28]Book of the Day
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/arctic-dreams-by-barry-lopez

[29]Arctic Dreams by Barry Lopez
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/arctic-dreams-by-barry-lopez

[30]Robert Macfarlane says: "It’s an investigation into how we imagine
  place and how place imagines us. It changed my life and really made me
  become a writer, if any one book did" [31]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/robert-macfarlane-on-wild-places
      31. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[32]Brooklyn Watches
    Links:
      32. http://thebrowser.com/videos/brooklyn-watches

"The idea of buying a watch that's assembled by a person that's
  standing in front of you is attractive" [33]More videos
    Links:
      33. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[34]Bruce Chatwin, on Russia
    Links:
      34. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/27/books/review/Mallon-t.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

"Most traditional Russian hospitality is a deep-seated desire to see
    foreigners drunk"

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

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