Newsletter 722


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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]Think Again: India's Rise
    Links:
      6. http://b.rw/PkhGm4

Sumit Ganguly | Foreign Policy | 5 July 2012

Is India ready to become next superpower? "Unless its leadership can
  tackle problems from corruption to bureaucratic stagnation to political
  dysfunction, its hope for global standing in the 21st century will
  remain just a hope" [7]Comments
    Links:
      7. https://thebrowser.com/articles/think-again-indias-rise

[8]What If The New Particle Isn't The Higgs Boson?
    Links:
      8. http://b.rw/NbWKYA

Natalie Wolchover | Life's Little Mysteries | 5 July 2012

Interesting question. Harvey Newman, a high-energy physicist at CERN
  involved in discovery of the new particle, says it would be "one of the
  most exciting things that can happen." It could be our first glimpse of
  a new physics [9]Comments
    Links:
      9. https://thebrowser.com/articles/what-if-new-particle-isnt-higgs-boson

[10]The Son Of Sam
    Links:
      10. http://b.rw/NyApUM

Mark Pulham | Crime | 27 June 2012

Remembering the hot summers of '76 and '77 when a serial killer known
  as the Son of Sam terrorised residents of New York City. Eventually
  captured when he received a parking ticket at last crime scene. But
  questions remain [11]Comments
    Links:
      11. https://thebrowser.com/articles/son-sam

[12]Burma Or Myanmar: The Name Game
    Links:
      12. http://b.rw/MNUpIo

Min Zin | Foreign Policy | 5 July 2012

Aung San Suu Kyi has been warned by the Burmese authorities not to
  refer to her country as 'Burma'. She says it's no insult to call it
  that, and its people were never asked about the switch to Myanmar
  anyway. So what's in a name? [13]Comments
    Links:
      13. https://thebrowser.com/articles/burma-or-myanmar-name-game

[14]Burning The Cathars
    Links:
      14. http://b.rw/Od8ZVT

Diarmaid Macculloch | TLS | 4 July 2012

Scholarly review of medieval historian RI Moore's groundbreaking title
  The War On Heresy, a book that calls for a complete re-evaluation of
  the heresy campaigns of 12th century Europe. Interesting throughout
  [15]Comments
    Links:
      15. https://thebrowser.com/articles/burning-cathars

[16]Beautiful Ocean Waves From Incredible Perspectives
    Links:
      16. http://b.rw/Pk6LZO

Katie Hosmer | My Modern Met | 1 July 2012

Short, visually stunning photo gallery of ocean waves, as you have
  never seen them before. The skill and timing required to capture these
  shots almost beggars belief. Sit back, relax, dream of swimming in
  crystal clear waters [17]Comments
    Links:
      17. https://thebrowser.com/articles/beautiful-ocean-waves-incredible-perspectives

FiveBooks Interview

[18]Craig Brown on Diaries and Autobiography
    Links:
      18. https://thebrowser.com/interviews/craig-brown-on-diaries-and-autobiography

The Private Eye satirist and author recommends five entertaining
  published diaries, from Andy Warhol to Harpo Marx – and tells us why
  parody is a pickpocket [19]Read on
    Links:
      19. https://thebrowser.com/interviews/craig-brown-on-diaries-and-autobiography

Featured Special Report

[20]Mitt Romney
    Links:
      20. https://thebrowser.com/reports/mitt-romney

He has clawed his way to the finishing line for the Republican party
  nomination. But what makes the man who would be president tick?
  [21]Read on
    Links:
      21. https://thebrowser.com/reports/mitt-romney

Reader Recommendations

@[22]polit2k Schumpeter: No rush - In praise of procrastination | The
  Economist  [23]t.co/GtXP409W  #[24]browsings
    Links:
      22. http://twitter.com/polit2k
      23. http://t.co/GtXP409W
      24. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#browsings

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

Book of the Day

[26]Book of the Day
    Links:
      26. https://thebrowser.com/recommended/how-children-fail-by-john-holt

[27]How Children Fail by John Holt
    Links:
      27. https://thebrowser.com/recommended/how-children-fail-by-john-holt

[28]Carol Dweck says: “John Holt talks about why students turn off
  their minds, why even students from privileged backgrounds and schools
  become intellectually numb”[29]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/carol-dweck-on-success
      29. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[30]Jordanian MP Throws Shoe, Pulls Gun
    Links:
      30. https://thebrowser.com/videos/jordanian-mp-throws-shoe-pulls-gun

Action starts 25 secs in. We do mean action [31]More videos
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[32]Evelyn Waugh, on fragility
    Links:
      32. http://www.farnamstreetblog.com/2012/07/the-fragility-of-civilization

"The more elaborate the society, the more vulnerable it is to
    attack, and the more complete its collapse in case of defeat"

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

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