Newsletter 713


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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]Antifragile: Prologue
    Links:
      6. http://b.rw/KKihfp

Nassim Nicholas Taleb | Fooled By Randonmness | 25 June 2012

First chapter from Taleb's new book. We live in an uncertain world. So
  learn to thrive on uncertainty. "Antifragility is beyond resilience or
  robustness: The resilient resists shocks and stays the same; the
  antifragile gets better" [7]Comments
    Links:
      7. https://thebrowser.com/articles/antifragile-prologue

[8]Distorted American Views Persist
    Links:
      8. http://b.rw/LfIajW

Rami Khouri | Agence Global | 27 June 2012

Excellent deconstruction of US reporting of Egypt. Recent WSJ article
  spoke of secular Egyptians uneasy at what Islamist rule would mean for
  a country that had been a bulwark of moderate governance. Here's what's
  wrong with that [9]Comments
    Links:
      9. https://thebrowser.com/articles/distorted-american-views-persist

[10]The Morality Of The Invisible Hand
    Links:
      10. http://b.rw/LgzkCp

Gertrude Himmelfarb | Standpoint | 27 June 2012

"The animating spirit of The Wealth of Nations is 'interest' or
  'self-love'; that of The Theory of Moral Sentiments is 'sympathy' or
  'fellow-feeling'." How should we approach this apparent contradiction
  in Adam Smith's writing? [11]Comments
    Links:
      11. https://thebrowser.com/articles/morality-invisible-hand

[12]'Pressure For Change Is At The Grassroots': An Interview With Chen
Guangcheng
    Links:
      12. http://b.rw/Mx5r2r

Ian Johnson | NYRB | 26 June 2012

To focus on its urban elites is to misunderstand contemporary China.
  Such good things as are happening derive not from any better behaviour
  by officials but because ordinary people are learning how to grasp the
  law and push back [13]Comments
    Links:
      13. https://thebrowser.com/articles/pressure-change-grassroots-interview-chen-guangcheng

[14]Is The Euro Beyond Salvation?
    Links:
      14. http://b.rw/LgATjZ

Alan Wheatley | Reuters | 27 June 2012

"The obstacles facing the euro are daunting, but the main lesson of the
  debt crisis is that markets underestimate at their peril the political
  commitment of Europe's leaders to do what is necessary to preserve the
  single currency" [15]Comments
    Links:
      15. https://thebrowser.com/articles/euro-beyond-salvation

[16]East London's Moment
    Links:
      16. http://b.rw/LgAeih

Hari Kunzru | More Intelligent Life | 27 June 2012

"The Olympic development aims to take much of east London straight from
  post-industrial deliquescence into the age of conspicuous consumption."
  But what happens to those who don't have the money to play?
  [17]Comments
    Links:
      17. https://thebrowser.com/articles/east-londons-moment

FiveBooks Interview

[18]Daniel Pick on Nazism and Psychoanalysis
    Links:
      18. https://thebrowser.com/interviews/daniel-pick-on-nazism-and-psychoanalysis

The author of The Pursuit of the Nazi Mind tells us what we can learn
  from attempts to use psychology, psychiatry and psychoanalysis to
  understand Nazism [19]Read on
    Links:
      19. https://thebrowser.com/interviews/daniel-pick-on-nazism-and-psychoanalysis

Featured Special Report

[20]Women and the Workplace
    Links:
      20. https://thebrowser.com/reports/women-and-workplace

Women in the West may be slowly winning the battle for workplace
  equality. But at what price? [21]Read on
    Links:
      21. https://thebrowser.com/reports/women-and-workplace

Reader Recommendations

@[22]polit2k Barclays tax claims: Macho poker bets, summary sackings
  and an 'electric chair' [23]t.co/PBK33Txp @[24]guardian #[25]browsings
  #[26]barclays
    Links:
      22. http://twitter.com/polit2k
      23. http://t.co/PBK33Txp
      24. http://twitter.com/guardian
      25. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#browsings
      26. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#barclays

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

Book of the Day

[28]Book of the Day
    Links:
      28. https://thebrowser.com/recommended/driving-mr-albert-by-michael-paterniti

[29]Driving Mr Albert by Michael Paterniti
    Links:
      29. https://thebrowser.com/recommended/driving-mr-albert-by-michael-paterniti

[30]Sebastian Seung says: “This is a fun book by a journalist,
  describing his adventures driving across America with pieces of
  Einstein’s brain in the trunk of his car” [31]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/sebastian-seung-on-identity-and-mind
      31. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[32]Welcome To Bastion: Warzone Ethnography
    Links:
      32. https://thebrowser.com/videos/welcome-bastion-warzone-ethnography

Six weeks in Afghan military hospital. Some scenes may remind you of a
  butcher's shop [33]More videos
    Links:
      33. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[34]Errol Morris, on smoking
    Links:
      34. http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/03/10/the-ashtray-this-contest-of-interpretation-part-5

"The attraction of smoking is that it simplifies the world into
    three parts. There’s you, there’s the cigarette, and everything else
    is the ashtray"

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

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