Newsletter 711


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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]Injection Wells: The Poison Beneath Us
    Links:
      6. http://b.rw/KKiVJR

Abrahm Lustgarten | Mother Jones | 26 June 2012

"Over the past few decades, US firms have injected more than 30
  trillion gallons of toxic liquid deep into the earth. Until recently,
  scientists assumed that deep layers of rock would safely entomb the
  waste." Were they mistaken? [7]Comments
    Links:
      7. http://thebrowser.com/articles/injection-wells-poison-beneath-us

[8]The Billionaires List
    Links:
      8. http://b.rw/MOOGyo

Ruchir Sharma | Washington Post | 24 June 2012

In Russia, 100 billionaires control fortunes worth 20% of national GDP.
  In China, despite huge rise in national wealth, nobody's net worth gets
  much above $10bn. Is the government quietly limiting private fortunes?
  [9]Comments
    Links:
      9. http://thebrowser.com/articles/billionaires-list

[10]Boardwalk Empire As History: How The Mafia Seduced Hollywood
    Links:
      10. http://b.rw/MOK6QQ

Selwyn Raab | Foreign Affairs | 26 June 2012

"As the Mafia's fortunes have shifted over time, fictionalised accounts
  of the Mob have subtly but consistently encouraged the public to accept
  and even embrace it as a colourful aspect of the nation's cultural
  landscape" [11]Comments
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/articles/boardwalk-empire-history-how-mafia-seduced-hollywood

[12]Evolution And Our Inner Conflict
    Links:
      12. http://b.rw/MOObo7

EO Wilson | NYT | 25 June 2012

"Are human beings intrinsically good but corruptible by the forces of
  evil, or the reverse, innately sinful yet redeemable by the forces of
  good?" Big question on the human condition, tackled by way of
  evolutionary biology [13]Comments
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/articles/evolution-and-our-inner-conflict

[14]A Polish Historian's Accounting Of The Holocaust Divides His Countrymen
    Links:
      14. http://b.rw/Ol0gqk

Marc Parry | Chronicle Review | 25 June 2012

President Obama got into diplomatic hot water recently over his clumsy
  reference to "a Polish death camp". But does the national narrative
  that Poland is exclusively a victim of history, not a victimiser stand
  up to scrutiny? [15]Comments
    Links:
      15. http://thebrowser.com/articles/polish-historians-accounting-holocaust-divides-his-countrymen

[16]National Geographic Traveler Magazine: 2012 Photo Contest
    Links:
      16. http://b.rw/LagkFL

Various | Big Picture | 22 June 2012

Thirty-seven photos, many of which are extraordinarily beautiful. Some
  personal favourites: Climbing inside an Alpine ice cave; the Taj Mahal
  shot from an unusual angle; cruising the highways of Cuba in a 1950s
  Buick [17]Comments
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/articles/national-geographic-traveler-magazine-2012-photo-contest

FiveBooks Interview

[18]Diana Farr Louis and June Marinos on Greek Cooking
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/diana-farr-louis-and-june-marinos-on-greek-cooking

The authors of Prospero’s Kitchen take us on a culinary tour of Greece
  and explain how the country’s history has influenced its cuisine in
  sometimes surprising ways [19]Read on
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/diana-farr-louis-and-june-marinos-on-greek-cooking

Featured Special Report

[20]Paying for the US Election
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/paying-election

How much is Romney vs Obama 2012 going to cost? Who's paying? And what
  do they expect in return? [21]Read on
    Links:
      21. http://thebrowser.com/reports/paying-election

Reader Recommendations

@[22]ShaffinS RT @[23]polit2k: Schumpeter: Adieu, la France | The
  Economist [24]t.co/UmNbAx9O [25]#browsings [26]More like this
    Links:
      22. http://twitter.com/ShaffinS
      23. http://twitter.com/polit2k
      24. http://www.economist.com/node/21557318?fsrc=scn/tw_ec/adieu_la_france
      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/bobbed-hair-and-bathtub-gin-by-marion-meade

[28]Bobbed Hair and Bathtub Gin by Marion Meade
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/bobbed-hair-and-bathtub-gin-by-marion-meade

[29]Sarah Churchwell says: “If you want an introduction to the Jazz
  Age, this tells the story of the 1920s through the lives and careers of
  these women who all knew each other” [30]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/sarah-churchwell-on-great-gatsby
      30. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[31]The Family
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/videos/family

Not entirely sympathetic Al-Jazeera documentary on the Mubaraks
  [32]More videos
    Links:
      32. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[33]Leon Wieseltier, on change
    Links:
      33. http://www.tnr.com/article/politics/magazine/104231/jeff-bezos-amazon-anna-wintour

"Every revolution exaggerates its discontinuities"

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

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