Newsletter 771


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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]All The Ayatollah's Men
    Links:
      6. http://b.rw/RIRQL5

Ray Takeyh | National Interest | 23 August 2012

China’s foreign policy isn’t driven by Mao’s ideology any longer; it's
  become pragmatic. As most revolutionary regimes do, given time. But
  Iran’s leadership still clings to policies derived from Khomeini’s
  ideological vision. Why? [7]Comments
    Links:
      7. https://thebrowser.com/articles/all-ayatollahs-men

[8]How Keynes Can Help Us Solve The Eurozone Crisis
    Links:
      8. http://b.rw/R6WBr9

Simon Wren-Lewis | Social Europe Journal | 23 August 2012

Oxford economics professor attacks logic of eurozone's austerity
  programme, and the belief that macroeconomic difficulties are due to
  bad government decisions rather than those of the private sector.
  Interesting throughout [9]Comments
    Links:
      9. https://thebrowser.com/articles/how-keynes-can-help-us-solve-eurozone-crisis

[10]Does Self-Awareness Require A Complex Brain?
    Links:
      10. http://b.rw/OWcRKT

Ferris Jabr | Scientific American | 22 August 2012

Non-human animals may be conscious. But not self-aware. "To be
  conscious is to think; to be self-aware is to realize that you are a
  thinking being and to think about your thoughts." Here's what research
  shows about self-awareness [11]Comments
    Links:
      11. https://thebrowser.com/articles/does-self-awareness-require-complex-brain

[12]Julian Assange And The Dark Art Of Diplomatic Communication
    Links:
      12. http://b.rw/T4ja1o

Charles Crawford | Telegraph | 23 August 2012

"It’s not as easy as you might think to convey a message to another
  government accurately. Will your messenger convey the right message and
  only that message? Do you want your message to be precise, or
  ambiguous, or a bit of both?" [13]Comments
    Links:
      13. https://thebrowser.com/articles/julian-assange-and-dark-art-diplomatic-communication

[14]Being A Cheesemonger Is Better And Worse Than You Think It Is
    Links:
      14. http://b.rw/Ph6NOy

Martha Grover | Billfold | 24 August 2012

Wonderful recollections of working as a cheesemonger. "In the customer
  service world, in the world of giving the most of yourself away on a
  daily basis, there’s this paradox where in the end, you really give
  people the least" [15]Comments
    Links:
      15. https://thebrowser.com/articles/being-cheesemonger-better-and-worse-you-think-it

[16]Venus And Serena Against The World
    Links:
      16. http://b.rw/Pf0jzJ

John Jeremiah Sullivan | NYT | 23 August 2012

In-depth profile of the Williams sisters ahead of another challenge for
  the US Open. After a Wimbledon win for Serena and Olympic gold medals
  for both, they are very much back. Even if the US may not be their
  favoured hunting ground [17]Comments
    Links:
      17. https://thebrowser.com/articles/venus-and-serena-against-world

FiveBooks Interview

[18]Attica Locke on Texas
    Links:
      18. https://thebrowser.com/interviews/attica-locke-on-texas

The author of the acclaimed noir novel Black Water Rising tells us
  about stories of freed slaves, oil barons and gangsters on the run –
  books that capture the outlaw spirit of her home state [19]Read on
    Links:
      19. https://thebrowser.com/interviews/attica-locke-on-texas

Featured Special Report

[20]Free Will
    Links:
      20. https://thebrowser.com/reports/free-will

Does it exist? Or is it an illusion? Why not read on and decide for
  yourself. As if you had any choice... [21]Read on
    Links:
      21. https://thebrowser.com/reports/free-will

Reader Recommendations

[22]breizh2008 RT @[23]polit2k: Who is Julian Assange? By the people
  who know him best  [24]t.co/JgNUWqlH via @[25]guardian  #[26]browsings
  [27]More like this
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      22. http://twitter.com/breizh2008
      23. http://twitter.com/polit2k
      24. http://t.co/JgNUWqlH
      25. http://twitter.com/guardian
      26. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#browsings
      27. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[28]Book of the Day
    Links:
      28. https://thebrowser.com/recommended/through-language-glass-by-guy-deutscher

[29]Through the Language Glass by Guy Deutscher
    Links:
      29. https://thebrowser.com/recommended/through-language-glass-by-guy-deutscher

[30]Robert Lane Greene says: “Ludwig Wittgenstein famously said: ‘The
  limits of my language mean the limits of my world.’ Deutscher cleverly
  and really comprehensively describes the takedown of this worldview,
  which happened with Chomsky.” [31]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/robert-lane-greene-on-language-and-mind
      31. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[32]The Criminal Brain
    Links:
      32. https://thebrowser.com/videos/criminal-brain

"We've got the psychopath. He's done the crime. Do we treat him, or put
  him in the slammer?" [33]More videos
    Links:
      33. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[34]John Jeremiah Sullivan, on Venus Williams
    Links:
      34. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/26/magazine/venus-and-serena-against-the-world.html?_r=1&ref=magazine&pagewanted=all

"Her smile had levels I wasn’t equipped to explore"

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

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