Newsletter 767


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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]Guns 'R Us
    Links:
      6. http://b.rw/SgH0JF

Jeanne Marie Laskas | GQ | 21 August 2012

Buying guns in America. In Yuma, Arizona, there are family nights at
  the shooting range, ladies' nights, birthday parties. It's the liberals
  who are stupid and scary. And assault rifles make great gifts for
  six-year-olds [7]Comments
    Links:
      7. http://thebrowser.com/articles/guns-r-us

[8]The Reality Of Trying To Shrink Government
    Links:
      8. http://b.rw/SgJOGS

Lawrence Summers | Washington Post | 19 August 2012

"There's a widespread view in both parties that it is feasible and
  desirable that in the future the federal government should be no larger
  as a share of the overall economy than it has been historically." But
  that's wishful thinking [9]Comments
    Links:
      9. http://thebrowser.com/articles/reality-trying-shrink-government

[10]Advice For Soldiers In Vietnam
    Links:
      10. http://b.rw/NCseOk

Jonathan Mirsky | NYRB | 20 August 2012

Guidebook for American soldiers sent to Vietnam in the 1960s was
  charming, naive, mendacious. Discussed culture, history. Explained how
  US was helping brave locals resist foreign-sponsored terrorism. Just as
  in Afghanistan [11]Comments
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/articles/advice-soldiers-vietnam

[12]The Real Conservative Opportunity This November
    Links:
      12. http://b.rw/PMN3q5

Simon Johnson | Bloomberg | 19 August 2012

Pick a popular target: Big banks. "True conservatives should all want
  the megabanks to break up, becoming small enough and simple enough so
  they can fail – without any kind of government or central-bank bailout"
  [13]Comments
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/articles/real-conservative-opportunity-november

[14]Paul Auster: 'I Think Of The Right-Wing Republicans As Jihadists'
    Links:
      14. http://b.rw/OBYISW

David Daley | Salon | 19 August 2012

You can see why Salon pulled that quote for the headline, but there's a
  lot more to this interview than that. Takes a little while to warm up
  but the remarks on growing up, growing old, and the job of writers is
  splendid stuff [15]Comments
    Links:
      15. http://thebrowser.com/articles/paul-auster-i-think-right-wing-republicans-jihadists

[16]Punishing Cheaters Promotes The Evolution Of Cooperation
    Links:
      16. http://b.rw/SxMDjY

Eric Michael Johnson | Primate Diaries | 16 August 2012

"For decades the idea that cheaters may in fact prosper has been the
  greatest difficulty in understanding cooperation as an evolved trait."
  Here's how thinking about coordinated punishment could help.
  Interesting throughout [17]Comments
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/articles/punishing-cheaters-promotes-evolution-cooperation

FiveBooks Interview

[18]Robert Barro on The Lessons of the Great Depression
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/robert-barro-on-lessons-great-depression

The Harvard Professor takes issue with some common assumptions about
  the Great Depression, and how America got out of it. And he doesn't
  mince his words about the recent past, calling President Obama's
  stimulus "stupid" and "awful" [19]Read on
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/robert-barro-on-lessons-great-depression

Featured Special Report

[20]American Prisons
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/american-prisons

An epidemic of incarceration. A prison system that provides neither
  retributive justice nor rehabilitation. Is this America's moral
  catastrophe? [21]Read on
    Links:
      21. http://thebrowser.com/reports/american-prisons

Reader Recommendations

@[22]rszbt Learn about LEWD: MT @[23]JohnOSullivanNR: Diplomat-blogger
  @[24]CharlesCrawford explains Assange row.[25]t.co/653TCz42
  [26]#browsings [27]More like this
    Links:
      22. http://twitter.com/rszbt
      23. http://twitter.com/JohnOSullivanNR
      24. http://twitter.com/CharlesCrawford
      25. http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/charlescrawford/100177250/julian-assange-and-ecuador-where-we-slipped-up
      26. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      27. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[28]Book of the Day
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/making-movies-by-sidney-lumet

[29]Making Movies by Sidney Lumet
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/making-movies-by-sidney-lumet

[30]Darren Aronofsky says: "This is an incredibly clear, honest, and
  precise discussion of the films Lumet made over the course of his
  career. There are many pearls of wisdom about directing and filmmaking
  in the book." [31]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/darren-aronofsky-on-making-movies
      31. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[32]How Big Is Infinity?
    Links:
      32. http://thebrowser.com/videos/how-big-infinity

Animated talk. Maths PhD comes in useful around 2'56" [33]More videos
    Links:
      33. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[34]Milan Kundera, on France
    Links:
      34. http://www.theparisreview.org/interviews/2977/the-art-of-fiction-no-81-milan-kundera

"In France, ideas are preferred to works"

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

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