Newsletter 757


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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]The Merkel Memorandum
    Links:
      6. http://b.rw/OW1OW3

Anonymous | Economist | 10 August 2012

Imagine a secret memorandum drafted by Merkel's advisers with a Plan B
  for eurozone. One that contemplates the effects of a Greek exit, even
  ramifications of a wider disbanding of currency in S Europe. Here's
  what it might look like [7]Comments
    Links:
      7. https://thebrowser.com/articles/merkel-memorandum

[8]Will The 'Jesus Christ Of Politics' Rise Again?
    Links:
      8. http://b.rw/OW36QQ

Hans-Jürgen Schlamp | Spiegel | 9 August 2012

It might seem wholly incredible to anyone outside Italy, but Silvio
  Berlusconi the "macho clown" of Italian politics could be on course for
  a comeback. "I'm climbing back into the ring. Without me, they will
  sink" [9]Comments
    Links:
      9. https://thebrowser.com/articles/will-jesus-christ-politics-rise-again

[10]The Reaches Of Stringency
    Links:
      10. http://b.rw/P5dTHV

Michael Wood | Nation | 7 August 2012

On the new Complete Poems of Philip Larkin. His best work "concerns
  something like the unpronounceable loss of what we were never going to
  have, or a complicated refusal of what was not quite on offer"
  [11]Comments
    Links:
      11. https://thebrowser.com/articles/reaches-stringency

[12]Cruel Summer
    Links:
      12. http://b.rw/MBrfHR

Marc Lynch | Foreign Policy | 8 August 2012

This summer has not been kind to the Arab uprisings, says Marc Lynch in
  this excellent sit-rep. But missteps were inevitable. This is only the
  beginning of a generational change in Arab politics. Take the long view
  [13]Comments
    Links:
      13. https://thebrowser.com/articles/cruel-summer

[14]The Ancient Roots Of Iran's Wrestling And Weightlifting Olympic Dominance
    Links:
      14. http://b.rw/OPbL4X

Max Fisher | Atlantic | 9 August 2012

Centuries before the Islamic Republic or even Islam, Persian athletes
  fused spirituality and strength training in a practice called
  Varzesh-e-Bastani. Its legacy may still persist in Iran's success in
  wrestling and weightlifting [15]Comments
    Links:
      15. https://thebrowser.com/articles/ancient-roots-irans-wrestling-and-weightlifting-olympic-dominance

[16]Everything Is Fiction
    Links:
      16. http://b.rw/MY7Hz3

Keith Ridgway | New Yorker | 8 August 2012

Charming short blogpost on writing, and the wonder of fiction. "Fiction
  gives us everything. It gives us our memories, our understanding, our
  insight, our lives. We use it to invent ourselves and others"
  [17]Comments
    Links:
      17. https://thebrowser.com/articles/everything-fiction

FiveBooks Interview

[18]Carol Gilligan on Gender and Human Nature
    Links:
      18. https://thebrowser.com/interviews/carol-gilligan-on-gender-and-human-nature

The idea that girls are emotional and “boys don’t cry” is ridiculous,
  says the feminist and psychologist. She tells us about books that
  debunk the gender myths constricting our lives [19]Read on
    Links:
      19. https://thebrowser.com/interviews/carol-gilligan-on-gender-and-human-nature

Featured Special Report

[20]Christopher Hitchens
    Links:
      20. https://thebrowser.com/reports/christopher-hitchens-0

Remembering the superlative essayist, polemicist and debater [21]Read
  on
    Links:
      21. https://thebrowser.com/reports/christopher-hitchens-0

Reader Recommendations

@[22]nuzav The Singular Sound of Sonny Rollins by Christopher Carroll |
  NYRblog | The New York Review of Books [23]t.co/zxxhjLJA
  #[24]browsings [25]More like this
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      22. http://twitter.com/nuzav
      23. http://t.co/zxxhjLJA
      24. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#browsings
      25. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[26]Book of the Day
    Links:
      26. https://thebrowser.com/recommended/human-stain-by-philip-roth

[27]The Human Stain by Philip Roth
    Links:
      27. https://thebrowser.com/recommended/human-stain-by-philip-roth

[28]Claire Fox says: “This novel shows how doing things in the name of
  tolerance can lead to a right old mess”[29]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/claire-fox-on-freedom-speech
      29. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[30]Famous Last Words
    Links:
      30. https://thebrowser.com/videos/famous-last-words

29 things you never want to be caught saying [31]More videos
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[32]Juan Cole, on reporting terrorism
    Links:
      32. http://www.juancole.com/2012/08/top-ten-differences-between-white-terrorists-and-others.html

"White terrorists are 'troubled loners'. Other terrorists are always
    suspected of being part of a global plot, even when they are
    obviously troubled loners"

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

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