Newsletter 716


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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 Medication Generation
    Links:
      6. http://b.rw/ONGYJe

Katherine Sharpe | WSJ | 29 June 2012

It's a shocking thought, but plenty of young people in America today
  have spent the majority of their lives on antidepressants. Often as a
  result of misdiagnosis. What must it mean for their sense of identity,
  emotional development? [7]Comments
    Links:
      7. http://thebrowser.com/articles/medication-generation

[8]In Athens
    Links:
      8. http://b.rw/MZLQsp

Richard Clogg | London Review Of Books | 26 June 2012

Commentators on the crisis in Greece routinely refer to the notion that
  Europe owes the idea of democracy to ancient Greece. These classical
  analogies have little resonance with present-day Greeks. But events of
  WWII do [9]Comments
    Links:
      9. http://thebrowser.com/articles/athens

[10]Count Robert de La Rochefoucauld
    Links:
      10. http://b.rw/N1zDzJ

Anonymous | Telegraph | 29 June 2012

Straight onto the list of most thrilling obituaries ever. Fled Occupied
  France in WWII; recruited by British special forces; led series of
  daring sabotage missions; faced execution twice; engineered most
  dramatic escapes imaginable [11]Comments
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/articles/count-robert-de-la-rochefoucauld

[12]Something Wicked This Way Comes
    Links:
      12. http://b.rw/MczTS4

Atul Gawande | New Yorker | 28 June 2012

Supreme Court ruling won't end health care argument. Nothing will. It's
  a "wicked problem". Tame problems, however hard, have a given form, an
  eventual solution. Wicked problems mutate, metastatise. All solutions
  are partial, flawed [13]Comments
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/articles/something-wicked-way-comes

[14]My Life As A Bibliophile
    Links:
      14. http://b.rw/N3SX3c

Julian Barnes | Guardian | 29 June 2012

"I bought with a kind of neediness. The dividing line between books I
  liked, books I thought I would like, books I hoped I would like and
  books I didn't like now but thought I might at some future date was
  rarely distinct" [15]Comments
    Links:
      15. http://thebrowser.com/articles/my-life-bibliophile

[16]Fear And Loathing 40 Years Later
    Links:
      16. http://b.rw/QHNQGi

Matt Taibbi | Slate | 29 June 2012

Introduction to new edition of Hunter S. Thompson's campaign-trail
  classic. Thompson "stared right into the flaming-hot sun of shameless
  lies and cynical horseshit that is our politics, and he described
  exactly what he saw" [17]Comments
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/articles/fear-and-loathing-40-years-later

FiveBooks Interview

[18]Edward L Glaeser on Urban Economics
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/edward-l-glaeser-on-urban-economics

The Harvard economist chooses books on the economics of cities, from
  Chicago’s life story to how urban transport shaped New York [19]Read on
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/edward-l-glaeser-on-urban-economics

Featured Special Report

[20]Great Obituaries
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/great-obituaries

Raise a glass to life's characters with our collection of writing about
  eventful, unconventional lives. RIP [21]Read on
    Links:
      21. http://thebrowser.com/reports/great-obituaries

Reader Recommendations

@rszbt An elegantly simple scheme: MT @FGoria: BRE-X: Inside The $6bn
  Gold Fraud That Shocked The Mining Industry [22]t.co/52HARRnJ"
  [23]#browsings [24]More like this
    Links:
      22. http://t.co/52HARRnJ
      23. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      24. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[25]Book of the Day
    Links:
      25. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/corner-by-david-simon-and-edward-burns

[26]The Corner by David Simon and Edward Burns
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/corner-by-david-simon-and-edward-burns

[27]Gavin Knight says: This book shows how the drug trade recruits
  children. All the natural abilities and promise of these kids is just
  taken and plugged into the drug trade [28]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/corner-by-david-simon-and-edward-burns
      28. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[29]Breaking Story
    Links:
      29. 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 [30]More videos
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[31]John Banville, on fiction
    Links:
      31. 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"

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

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