Newsletter 729


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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]Is Mitt Romney Going To Go The Way Of Thomas Dewey In '48?
    Links:
      6. http://b.rw/LP0XYr

Robert Brent Toplin | History News Network | 2 July 2012

History News Network suggests that Mitt Romney's evasiveness about how
  he plans to tackle America's problems is reminiscent of the failed
  strategy of Harry Truman's overconfident opponent in that memorable
  race of 1948 [7]Comments
    Links:
      7. http://thebrowser.com/articles/mitt-romney-going-go-way-thomas-dewey-48

[8]The 50th Anniversary Of Starfish Prime: The Nuke That Shook The World
    Links:
      8. http://b.rw/LOXCZe

Phil Plait | Bad Astronomy | 9 July 2012

This excellent blogpost is a reminder of dark days when scientists
  pushed the button on some terrifying upper-atmosphere nuclear tests
  despite having no idea of the likely consequences [9]Comments
    Links:
      9. http://thebrowser.com/articles/50th-anniversary-starfish-prime-nuke-shook-world

[10]The Education Of Groupon CEO Andrew Mason
    Links:
      10. http://b.rw/Np4GHs

Lauren Etter & Douglas MacMillan | Businessweek | 12 July 2012

Catching up with tech's most frequently ridiculed CEO, Andrew Mason.
  Nowadays you'll find him working evening shifts as maitre d' at a
  Japanese restaurant in Chicago. No, he hasn't abandoned Groupon. So
  what on earth is he up to? [11]Comments
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/articles/education-groupon-ceo-andrew-mason

[12]Five Delusions About Our Broken Politics
    Links:
      12. http://b.rw/OtpvRN

Thomas Mann & Norman Ornstein | American Interest | 1 July 2012

American politics has become deeply dysfunctional. And there is no
  cause for complacency. Here are five common responses that assuredly
  won't fix the situation. Starting with the idea that the system will
  correct itself [13]Comments
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/articles/five-delusions-about-our-broken-politics

[14]The Ballad Of The Piggyback Bandit
    Links:
      14. http://b.rw/LOWKnx

Bryan Curtis | Grantland | 11 July 2012

I've had an eye for odd crimes ever since covering the Illinois Enema
  Bandit for Fortean Times. Sherwin Shayegan, who has an uncontrollable
  urge to leap onto people for piggyback rides, is a sadder but equally
  compelling case [15]Comments
    Links:
      15. http://thebrowser.com/articles/ballad-piggyback-bandit

[16]40 Of The Most Powerful Photographs Ever Taken
    Links:
      16. http://b.rw/LOW7dz

Various | Bookfaked | 31 May 2012

Not all pictures are worth a thousand words. Some are worth more, as
  this recently updated post shows. Not all the picks are outright
  winners, but the ones that are hit hard [17]Comments
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/articles/40-most-powerful-photographs-ever-taken

FiveBooks Interview

[18]Bernard Bailyn on Atlantic History
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/bernard-bailyn-on-atlantic-history

The Harvard professor and Pulitzer prize-winning historian recommends
  reading on three centuries of empire, conflict and slave trading
  between the Americas, Europe and Africa [19]Read on
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/bernard-bailyn-on-atlantic-history

Featured Special Report

[20]David Foster Wallace
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/david-foster-wallace

In memory of one of America's finest modern fiction writers [21]Read on
    Links:
      21. http://thebrowser.com/reports/david-foster-wallace

Reader Recommendations

@polit2k London 2012: Welcome to the Censorship Olympics
  [22]t.co/YL0ftivW via @MailOnline #london2012 #olympics #censorship
  [23]#browsings [24]More like this
    Links:
      22. http://t.co/YL0ftivW
      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/smile-or-die-by-barbara-ehrenreich

[26]Smile or Die by Barbara Ehrenreich
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/smile-or-die-by-barbara-ehrenreich

[27]Oliver Burkeman says: "This is a brilliant political polemic, and a
  critique of the problematic effects of positive thinking" [28]FiveBooks
  Archive
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/oliver-burkeman-on-happiness-through-negative-thinking
      28. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[29]Titan's Metamorphosis
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/videos/titans-metamorphosis

Angela Carter is alive and well and making short videos [30]More videos
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[31]Edwin Heathcote, on Dubai
    Links:
      31. http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/dd9bba18-769c-11e0-bd5d-00144feabdc0.html#axzz1LpkdgTGh

It has spent its history announcing its arrival but hasn’t a clue what
  to do when it gets there
  [32]More quotes
    Links:
      32. http://thebrowser.com/quotations

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