Newsletter 714


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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]The Rise Of Innovative State Capitalism
    Links:
      6. http://b.rw/Mbxrv3

Joshua Kurlantzick | Business Week | 28 June 2012

"Across much of the developing world, state capitalism—in which the
  state owns companies or plays a major role in supporting or directing
  them—is replacing the free market". It may not be efficient, but it's
  certainly effective [7]Comments
    Links:
      7. http://thebrowser.com/articles/rise-innovative-state-capitalism

[8]Your E-Book Is Reading You
    Links:
      8. http://b.rw/LUhMLN

Alexandra Alter | WSJ | 28 June 2012

What happens when people sit down with a book? Do they read the
  introduction? How often do they reach the end? What do they read next?
  Publishers never knew. Now with e-books, there's data at last. But how
  should it be used? [9]Comments
    Links:
      9. http://thebrowser.com/articles/your-e-book-reading-you

[10]Israel's New Politics And The Fate Of Palestine
    Links:
      10. http://b.rw/MZQ1Ve

Akiva Eldar | National Interest | 28 June 2012

Israeli writer weighs 20 years of attempts to make, or stymie, peace.
  "History teaches us that Israelis are only willing to take brave and
  honest steps toward peace when they know the cost of failing to do so
  will be even greater" [11]Comments
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/articles/israels-new-politics-and-fate-palestine

[12]A Skeptic Looks At Alternative Energy
    Links:
      12. http://b.rw/LRzzU0

Vaclav Smil | IEEE Spectrum | 27 June 2012

Fossil fuels will supply our energy for generations to come. Even with
  government subsidies, alternatives—solar, wind, biomass—have puny
  market share. And what of the infrastructure needed to transmit, store,
  deliver their power? [13]Comments
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/articles/skeptic-looks-alternative-energy

[14]What Would Rousseau Make Of Our Selfish Age?
    Links:
      14. http://b.rw/MCNZLg

Terry Eagleton | Guardian | 27 June 2012

"Universities are no longer educational in any sense of the word that
  Rousseau would have recognised. They have become instruments of
  capital. Confronted with this squalid betrayal, he would have felt sick
  and oppressed" [15]Comments
    Links:
      15. http://thebrowser.com/articles/what-would-rousseau-make-our-selfish-age

[16]Wikimedia Commons Picture Of The Year 2011
    Links:
      16. http://b.rw/LfEeQ1

Anonymous | Wikimedia | 25 June 2012

Top 25 photos, as voted for by Wikimedia users. Winning entry is
  outstanding, but other gems include: Snow-covered ski lift in Sweden,
  Eilean Donan Castle at sunrise, and the Atacama Dry lake (click on
  images for larger version) [17]Comments
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/articles/wikimedia-commons-picture-year-2011

FiveBooks Interview

[18]Eric Berkowitz on Sex and Society
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/eric-berkowitz-on-sex-and-society

For thousands of years, human societies have tried to regulate sexual
  activity. The author of Sex and Punishment tells us why this should be
  so, and how what’s permissible has varied according to time and place
  [19]Read on
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/eric-berkowitz-on-sex-and-society

Featured Special Report

[20]Healthcare in America
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/healthcare-america

The battle over US healthcare reform reaches the Supreme Court. Here's
  what's at stake [21]Read on
    Links:
      21. http://thebrowser.com/reports/healthcare-america

Reader Recommendations

@c_crampton This has to be one for #browsings - beautiful new short
  story by John Burnside in the NS [22]t.co/AT3L8R8w[23]More like this
    Links:
      22. http://t.co/AT3L8R8w
      23. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[24]Book of the Day
    Links:
      24. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/mass-psychology-fascism-by-wilhelm-reich

[25]The Mass Psychology of Fascism by Wilhelm Reich
    Links:
      25. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/mass-psychology-fascism-by-wilhelm-reich

[26]Daniel Pick says: A key suggestion is that sexuality and politics
  could be bound together in complex ways, and that a huge amount of
  libido was directed into fascism [27]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/mass-psychology-fascism-by-wilhelm-reich
      27. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[28]Breaking Story
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/videos/breaking-story

If you didn't know it was from The Onion, you'd be a full minute in
  before you twigged [29]More videos
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[30]John Banville, on fiction
    Links:
      30. http://totallydublin.ie/arts-culture/arts-culture-features/john-banville-interviewed

"Fiction is an X-ray of the self, whereas travel writing and memoir
    are both marvelous masks"

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

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