Newsletter 744


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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]Why Capitalism Has An Image Problem
    Links:
      6. http://b.rw/QSS6W1

Charles Murray | WSJ | 27 July 2012

"Americans increasingly appear to accept the mind-set that kept the
  world in poverty for millennia: If you've gotten rich, it is because
  you made someone else poorer." Has capitalism had too much bad press? A
  libertarian considers [7]Comments
    Links:
      7. https://thebrowser.com/articles/why-capitalism-has-image-problem

[8]Signals From The Void
    Links:
      8. http://b.rw/QNOiFw

Seth Fletcher | Popsci | 23 July 2012

Most physicists agree black holes exist; and that there is one,
  Sagittarius A*, at the centre of our galaxy. In the next decade, an
  ambitious project to build “biggest telescope in the history of
  humanity” aims to reveal its secrets [9]Comments
    Links:
      9. https://thebrowser.com/articles/signals-void

[10]How To Raise A Child
    Links:
      10. http://b.rw/NzABJF

Judith Warner | NYT | 28 July 2012

Paediatrician Madeline Levine says: "Everything today’s parents think
  they’re doing right is actually wrong." Pushy parents drive children
  far too hard, creating "a generation of kids who resemble nothing so
  much as trauma victims" [11]Comments
    Links:
      11. https://thebrowser.com/articles/how-raise-child

[12]The Ruins Of Empire: Asia's Emergence From Western Imperialism
    Links:
      12. http://b.rw/SXmEol

Pankaj Mishra | Guardian | 27 July 2012

"After two unwinnable wars, horribly botched nation-building efforts,
  and many unconscionable human losses, the 'neo-imperialists' offering
  seductive fantasies of the west's potency look as reliable as the
  peddlers of fake Viagra" [13]Comments
    Links:
      13. https://thebrowser.com/articles/ruins-empire-asias-emergence-western-imperialism

[14]Old Polymaths Never Die
    Links:
      14. http://b.rw/MINayW

Adrian Wooldridge | Intelligent Life | 24 July 2012

On Isaiah Berlin and Hugh Trevor-Roper. Were they the last great
  Oxbridge dons? "It is hard to think of any modern academics who will
  command such attention after their deaths—or leave such a treasure
  trove behind them" [15]Comments
    Links:
      15. https://thebrowser.com/articles/old-polymaths-never-die

[16]How To Write
    Links:
      16. http://b.rw/NMwAPw

Colson Whitehead | NYT | 26 July 2012

Eleven rules for aspiring writers. Remember: Have adventures. "Book
  passage on a tramp steamer. Rustle up some dysentery; it’s worth it for
  the fever dreams alone. Lose a kidney in a knife fight. You’ll be glad
  you did" [17]Comments
    Links:
      17. https://thebrowser.com/articles/how-write

FiveBooks Interview

[18]Stephen Walt on US-Israel Relations
    Links:
      18. https://thebrowser.com/interviews/stephen-walt-on-us-israel-relations

The international relations professor tells us about the special
  relationship between America and Israel – how it came about, what it
  means, and how it should change [19]Read on
    Links:
      19. https://thebrowser.com/interviews/stephen-walt-on-us-israel-relations

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]nuzav What Can Mississippi Learn From
  Iran? [23]t.co/09aboI5q #[24]Browsings
    Links:
      22. http://twitter.com/nuzav
      23. http://t.co/09aboI5q
      24. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#Browsings

Book of the Day

[25]Book of the Day
    Links:
      25. https://thebrowser.com/recommended/1948-olympics-by-bob-phillips

[26]The 1948 Olympics by Bob Phillips
    Links:
      26. https://thebrowser.com/recommended/1948-olympics-by-bob-phillips

[27]David Runciman says: “It’s worth reading just for the details about
  how austere the 1948 Games were. In all sorts of different ways, what
  we call austerity now doesn’t compare” [28]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/david-runciman-on-london-olympic-history
      28. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[29]I Hate Perfume
    Links:
      29. https://thebrowser.com/videos/i-hate-perfume

Would you wear a perfume that made you smell like a book?
  [30]More videos
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[31]Tad Friend, on stars
    Links:
      31. http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2012/06/25/120625fa_fact_friend

"A sirloin star like Brad Pitt is someone people long for, or long
    to be. A hamburger star like Ben Stiller is someone whose struggles
    and triumphs give us vicarious satisfaction"

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

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