Newsletter 734


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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]Wanna Be Veep? Okay, But This Is Going To Hurt
    Links:
      6. http://b.rw/QaPlz2

Jason Zengerle | GQ | 18 July 2012

After Palin, never again. Aspiring president can't risk having VP
  candidate blow up on him. Hopefuls get top-to-tail vetting. "It's
  totally invasive. It's like having a colonoscopy, except they use the
  Hubble telescope on you" [7]Comments
    Links:
      7. https://thebrowser.com/articles/wanna-be-veep-okay-going-hurt

[8]Bloomberg Can Still Run Washington
    Links:
      8. http://b.rw/Q79PKu

Jack Shafer | Reuters | 18 July 2012

New York mayor Mike Bloomberg, 70, has one year left in office, maybe
  13 years left on earth. He's made his billions. He's not going for the
  White House. What's left? Rescuing the Washington Post would be a
  service to the country [9]Comments
    Links:
      9. https://thebrowser.com/articles/bloomberg-can-still-run-washington

[10]Why Elitism Will Bring Britain Olympic Joy
    Links:
      10. http://b.rw/Ly4sRy

John Kay | John Kay/FT | 18 July 2012

If you want to be a sporting nation, choose your sport, invest your
  money, and lead the world. Russia did it in chess. Britain is doing it
  in cycling. Far more cost-effective than staging prestige events such
  as the Olympics [11]Comments
    Links:
      11. https://thebrowser.com/articles/why-elitism-will-bring-britain-olympic-joy

[12]The Truth About Human Nature
    Links:
      12. http://b.rw/MJYFEz

Lee Perlman | New Atlantis | 18 July 2012

Terrific appraisal of Gulliver's Travels . "The enemy of human
  authenticity and flourishing is pride, the pinnacle of which is the
  denial of the lies inherent in our nature." Is this the target of
  Swift's satire? [13]Comments
    Links:
      13. https://thebrowser.com/articles/truth-about-human-nature

[14]Winston Churchill, Author Of Victory
    Links:
      14. http://b.rw/OkiEgb

Geoffrey Wheatcroft | TLS | 18 July 2012

On Churchill's other career as a writer, which made him lots of money
  thanks to his skills in evading taxes and outwitting publishers.
  "Factory system" of ghostwriters and researchers wrote his histories,
  won him a Nobel prize [15]Comments
    Links:
      15. https://thebrowser.com/articles/winston-churchill-author-victory

[16]Hiking The Grand Canyon In A Day
    Links:
      16. http://b.rw/OkvVoU

John Ore | The Awl | 13 July 2012

Well-told tale of ill-judged college expedition. Most of us have been
  there. By which we mean not the Grand Canyon, but setting off somewhere
  with little more than a sweatshirt and a youthful assumption that
  everything will be ok [17]Comments
    Links:
      17. https://thebrowser.com/articles/hiking-grand-canyon-day

FiveBooks Interview

[18]Thomas Frieden on Public Health
    Links:
      18. https://thebrowser.com/interviews/thomas-frieden-on-public-health

The director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention takes
  us inside the world of fighting epidemics, eradicating disease and
  confronting the preventable damage we do to ourselves [19]Read on
    Links:
      19. https://thebrowser.com/interviews/thomas-frieden-on-public-health

Featured Special Report

[20]Democracy
    Links:
      20. https://thebrowser.com/reports/democracy

Are Western states true democracies? Has democracy become a casualty of
  the financial crisis? Can you have too much democracy? Read on to find
  out [21]Read on
    Links:
      21. https://thebrowser.com/reports/democracy

Reader Recommendations

@[22]polit2k Coppola Comment: The shoebox
  swindle [23]t.co/QMQTSq7y #[24]browsings
    Links:
      22. http://twitter.com/polit2k
      23. http://t.co/QMQTSq7y
      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/letters-stoic-by-seneca-younger

[27]Letters From a Stoic by Seneca the Younger
    Links:
      27. https://thebrowser.com/recommended/letters-stoic-by-seneca-younger

[28]Oliver Burkeman says: “I personally take from Seneca and the other
  Stoics a very interesting attitude towards negative emotions and
  situations” [29]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/oliver-burkeman-on-happiness-through-negative-thinking
      29. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[30]Amazon Yesterday Shipping
    Links:
      30. https://thebrowser.com/videos/amazon-yesterday-shipping

"Click checkout, and you will already have had the product for a day"
  [31]More videos
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[32]Leonard Michaels, on men
    Links:
      32. http://twitter.com/parisreview/status/225603120707801088

"In my experience, a man having great fun is probably about to get
    divorced"

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

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