Newsletter 719


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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]'Not On My Watch': Applies To Banks And The Navy
    Links:
      6. http://b.rw/PcjiQb

John Kay | John Kay/FT | 4 July 2012

Barclays boss Bob Diamond is gone, using the naval phrase "on my watch"
  in finally accepting responsibility. But he struggled to understand its
  meaning. So here's an idea: Maybe banks should be held to the same
  standards as casinos [7]Comments
    Links:
      7. http://thebrowser.com/articles/not-my-watch-applies-banks-and-navy

[8]Is America A Land Of Liberty Or Equality?
    Links:
      8. http://b.rw/LRKZWI

Robert Samuelson | Washington Post | 4 July 2012

Polarisation of American politics derives from misplaced patriotism.
  Liberals and conservatives believe they are struggling for the national
  soul. Rhetoric hardens into dogma. Disagreement turns into hatred.
  Happy Fourth of July [9]Comments
    Links:
      9. http://thebrowser.com/articles/america-land-liberty-or-equality

[10]The Audition
    Links:
      10. http://b.rw/KRjjBE

Jennie Dorris | Boston Magazine | 28 June 2012

Mike Tetreault is a percussionist. He has 10 minutes to impress a
  Boston Symphony Orchestra selection committee. A single mistake and
  it's over.  A flawless performance and he could join one of the world's
  most renowned orchestras [11]Comments
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/articles/audition

[12]Libor Scandal And Reforming The Banking Sector
    Links:
      12. http://b.rw/N5R59D

Angus Armstrong | Not The Treasury View | 2 July 2012

London's leading role in global finance has relied heavily on the
  supposed robustness and efficiency of its market infrastructure. Libor
  scandal is doing immense damage. Silver lining is that it should compel
  big banking reforms [13]Comments
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/articles/libor-scandal-and-reforming-banking-sector

[14]Rachel Maddow's Quiet War
    Links:
      14. http://b.rw/MRwwMf

Ben Wallace-Wells | Rolling Stone | 27 June 2012

New-generation TV anchor builds "a different channel for liberal anger,
  an outsider channel, one that steers the viewer's attention away from
  the theater of politics and toward the exercise of power, which is to
  say, toward policy" [15]Comments
    Links:
      15. http://thebrowser.com/articles/rachel-maddows-quiet-war

[16]Does Infinity Exist?
    Links:
      16. http://b.rw/MoRtCq

John Barrow | +Plus | 2 July 2012

Who better to explain than Cambridge University's professor of
  mathematical sciences? The notion of the infinite has vexed people for
  millennia. But here's a good, accessible backgrounder on mathematical,
  and physical, infinites [17]Comments
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/articles/does-infinity-exist

FiveBooks Interview

[18]Leah Price on the History of Reading
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/leah-price-on-history-reading

We can learn about the past not just through what was written but how
  it was read. The historian of books tells us about reading aloud in
  Roman times, Gutenberg-era marginalia, and Middle Age solutions to
  information overload [19]Read on
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/leah-price-on-history-reading

Featured Special Report

[20]The Libor Scandal
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/libor-scandal

Barclays has been fined and its chief executive forced out. What's it
  all about? And who's next? [21]Read on
    Links:
      21. http://thebrowser.com/reports/libor-scandal

Reader Recommendations

@[22]rszbt Sign of crisis severeness: Great articles: MT @[23]GTCost
  @[24]evaeuropa: Monti and Rajoy ... By @[25]enricjuliana
  [26]t.co/nV5dWgJu" [27]#browsings [28]More like this
    Links:
      22. http://twitter.com/rszbt
      23. http://twitter.com/GTCost
      24. http://twitter.com/evaeuropa
      25. http://twitter.com/enricjuliana
      26. http://www.presseurop.eu/en/content/article/2282181-monti-and-rajoy-sign-away-sovereignty-principle
      27. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      28. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[29]Book of the Day
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/alexandria-by-michael-haag

[30]Alexandria by Michael Haag
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/alexandria-by-michael-haag

[31]Philip Mansel says: “This is a brilliant and highly intellectual
  portrait of a city between 1900 and 1947. It tells us about the huge
  variety of life [in Alexandria]” [32]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/philip-mansel-on-levant
      32. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[33]Amnesty International: Hooded
    Links:
      33. http://thebrowser.com/videos/amnesty-international-hooded

Shocking. But is it effective? Which is another way of saying: What is
  the intended effect? [34]More videos
    Links:
      34. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[35]Friedrich Hayek, on liberty
    Links:
      35. http://crookedtimber.org/2012/07/04/coercion-vs-freedom-bhl-vs-brg-happy-4th-of-july

“If there were omniscient men, if we could know not only all that
    affects the attainment of our present wishes but also our future
    wants and desires, there would be little case for liberty"

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

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