Newsletter 774


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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 Real Romney
    Links:
      6. http://b.rw/Pmrltk

David Brooks | NYT | 27 August 2012

Anthology-grade snark. "Romney was a precocious and gifted child. He
  uttered his first words (I like to fire people) at age 14 months, made
  his first gaffe at 15 months and purchased his first nursery school at
  24 months" [7]Comments
    Links:
      7. http://thebrowser.com/articles/real-romney

[8]Surfonomics Quantifies Worth Of Waves
    Links:
      8. http://b.rw/SGhDTi

Gregory Thomas | Washington Post | 24 August 2012

Surfers search the globe for perfect waves. But when they find one,
  tourists and developers soon follow. Construction changes the
  coastline. Now surfers push back: Local economies earn more from waves
  than from apartment blocks [9]Comments
    Links:
      9. http://thebrowser.com/articles/surfonomics-quantifies-worth-waves

[10]The Village Where People Have Dementia – And Fun
    Links:
      10. http://b.rw/MXeMmT

Jon Henley | Guardian | 27 August 2012

Dutch project takes innovative, humane and affordable approach to
  dementia: A self-contained village where care aims at maximising
  quality of life, by focusing on what residents can still do, rather
  than everything they can't [11]Comments
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/articles/village-where-people-have-dementia-–-and-fun

[12]The Facts Behind The Frack
    Links:
      12. http://b.rw/Ph5CNS

Rachel Ehrenberg | ScienceNews | 27 August 2012

"To call it a fractious debate is an understatement." Is hydraulic
  fracturing worth it? And what are the risks it poses? The public debate
  is polarised, and often ill-informed. Here's what the scientists have
  to say about it [13]Comments
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/articles/facts-behind-frack

[14]Chicks Dig The Uniform
    Links:
      14. http://b.rw/SGd7Et

Maria Farrell | Crooked Timber | 26 August 2012

Wife of British soldier posted to Helmand discusses emotional toll.
  "The Army has created a Powerpoint to illustrate the highs and lows of
  the soldier’s return from, ahem, the first moments of joyful return to
  the inevitable fight" [15]Comments
    Links:
      15. http://thebrowser.com/articles/chicks-dig-uniform

[16]Against Acknowledgements
    Links:
      16. http://b.rw/T7LIXV

Sam Sacks | New Yorker | 24 August 2012

Acknowledgement pages appear "like pop-up ads" at the end of almost
  every novel. No longer an expression of humility, but rather one of
  arrogance, a chance for the author to brag about how many smart and
  famous friends s/he has [17]Comments
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/articles/against-acknowledgements

FiveBooks Interview

[18]Karl Rove on Compassionate Conservatism
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/karl-rove-on-compassionate-conservatism

The former deputy chief of staff of President Bush discusses five books
  that define for him the essence of American Conservatism today [19]Read
  on
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/karl-rove-on-compassionate-conservatism

Featured Special Report

[20]American Conservatism
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/american-conservatism

Some of America's leading right-of-centre thinkers tell us about the
  books that have shaped their views and explain what it means to be
  conservative today. Click here to see which books our panel of experts
  voted the most influential of all time [21]Read on
    Links:
      21. http://thebrowser.com/reports/american-conservatism

Reader Recommendations

@[22]polit2k For Spain's Jobless, Time Is Money - [23]t.co/epxi1KUS
  [24]t.co/fS2Q5ukl #[25]browsings #[26]banks #[27]ecos [28]More like
  this
    Links:
      22. http://twitter.com/polit2k
      23. http://uk.wsj.com/home-page
      24. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443404004577577352038273664.html
      25. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      26. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#banks
      27. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#ecos
      28. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[29]Book of the Day
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/mindless-eating-by-brian-wansink

[30]Mindless Eating by Brian Wansink
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/mindless-eating-by-brian-wansink

[31]Dan Ariely says: “This is one of my favourite books. He takes many
  of these findings about decision-making and shows how they work in the
  domain of food” [32]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/dan-ariely-on-behavioural-economics
      32. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[33]Sport Doesn't Care Who You Are
    Links:
      33. http://thebrowser.com/videos/sport-doesnt-care-who-you-are

"It doesn't care if you have two legs, one leg or wheels." Stirring
  paralympics promo [34]More videos
    Links:
      34. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[35]Barry Cryer, on Tony Blair's tan
    Links:
      35. http://www.guardian.co.uk/theguardian/2012/aug/25/assange-ecuador-olympics-government-chinese

"He's the only person I know who's a Roman Catholic and an Orange
    man at the same time"

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

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