Newsletter 715


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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 Little-Known History Of How The Modern Olympics Got Their Start
    Links:
      6. http://b.rw/NXBSZl

Frank Deford | Smithsonian | 29 June 2012

In 1850 Penny Brookes recreated the ancient Olympics, in the English
  village of Much Wenlock. Events included a pig chase, even a
  blindfolded wheelbarrow race. And it was here that De Coubertin found
  inspiration for the modern games [7]Comments
    Links:
      7. https://thebrowser.com/articles/little-known-history-how-modern-olympics-got-their-start

[8]A Snitch’s Dilemma
    Links:
      8. http://b.rw/McFkAy

Ted Conover | NYT | 29 June 2012

Huge feature on Alex White, drug dealer turned snitch. And the crooked
  cops he worked for: "They messed up. They killed that old lady. Now his
  heart pounded as the implications became clear. And they want me to
  cover for them" [9]Comments
    Links:
      9. https://thebrowser.com/articles/snitch’s-dilemma

[10]A German Exit From The Euro Could Be Relatively Easy
    Links:
      10. http://b.rw/MsUUHF

Anatole Kaletsky | Reuters | 27 June 2012

Angela Merkel repeatedly rejects proposals for eurozone fiscal
  federation. So here's an idea: Other eurozone members should threaten
  Germany with expulsion unless it buckles under. It need not be an empty
  threat, Kaletsky argues [11]Comments
    Links:
      11. https://thebrowser.com/articles/german-exit-euro-could-be-relatively-easy

[12]'Religion' Is No Excuse For Mutilating Your Baby’s Penis
    Links:
      12. http://b.rw/LUjf4S

Brian Earp | Practical Ethics | 28 June 2012

A German court recently concluded that circumcising children on
  religious grounds constitutes grievous bodily harm. The ruling has
  caused an uproar in the Jewish community. But was the court right to
  reach its decision? [13]Comments
    Links:
      13. https://thebrowser.com/articles/religion-no-excuse-mutilating-your-baby’s-penis

[14]Automated Robbery
    Links:
      14. http://b.rw/NXM3gC

Sean Gallagher | Ars Technica | 28 June 2012

Skimming credit cards isn't a new fraud. But it's easier than ever, and
  no longer limited to ATM's. Average return from a bank robbery? $4,000.
  From a skimming incident? $50,000. Here's how it's done, and how banks
  are fighting back [15]Comments
    Links:
      15. https://thebrowser.com/articles/automated-robbery

[16]Jazz Junctions — Riding New York's A Train
    Links:
      16. http://b.rw/McO0GZ

Adam Gopnik | BBC | 29 June 2012

Adam Gopnik takes us on a tour of the varied New York communities that
  lie along route of the A Line subway. From Harlem and Manhattan to
  Brooklyn and Queens. Charming slideshow with audio commentary. Five
  minutes well spent [17]Comments
    Links:
      17. https://thebrowser.com/articles/jazz-junctions-—-riding-new-yorks-train

FiveBooks Interview

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

Featured Special Report

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

Reader Recommendations

[22]polit2k The iPhone Is 5 Years Old -- Let's Pause And Gawk In Awe At
  How It Has Changed The World[23]t.co/Ggtkv21p via
  @[24]sai #[25]browsings [26]More like this
    Links:
      22. http://twitter.com/polit2k
      23. http://t.co/Ggtkv21p
      24. http://twitter.com/sai
      25. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#browsings
      26. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[27]Book of the Day
    Links:
      27. https://thebrowser.com/recommended/george-v-by-kenneth-rose

[28]George V by Kenneth Rose
    Links:
      28. https://thebrowser.com/recommended/george-v-by-kenneth-rose

[29]Robert Lacey says: People at Buckingham Palace tried to stop
  Kenneth publishing this revelation, and other revelations in the book,
  until his manuscript was shown to the Queen. [30]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/robert-lacey-on-queen
      30. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[31]The Scientific Hangover Cure
    Links:
      31. https://thebrowser.com/videos/scientific-hangover-cure

Ready for your big night out? Well, not quite. Watch this, then you're
  all set
  [32]More videos
    Links:
      32. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[33]Henry Kissinger, on realism
    Links:
      33. http://www.newcriterion.com/articles.cfm/The-limits-of-universalism-7397

"History cannot be shaped, only enacted"

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

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