Newsletter 776


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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]Revolt Of The Rich
    Links:
      6. http://b.rw/NwxGTd

Mike Lofgren | American Conservative | 27 August 2012

"The super-rich have seceded from America even as their grip on its
  control mechanisms has tightened. But how did this evolve historically,
  what does it mean for the rest of us, and where is it likely to be
  going?" [7]Comments
    Links:
      7. https://thebrowser.com/articles/revolt-rich

[8]A Tragic Tale At A South African Mine
    Links:
      8. http://b.rw/Oxsvk0

Imraan Coovadia | NYT | 28 August 2012

Commentary on Marikana confrontation that led to S African police
  killing 34 striking miners. Could it be "that workers’ violence
  endangers the country less than the unreal ways in which the superrich
  take pleasure and show power"? [9]Comments
    Links:
      9. https://thebrowser.com/articles/tragic-tale-south-african-mine

[10]As Told By The Egg
    Links:
      10. http://b.rw/Ph3ntX

Susan Gaidos | ScienceNews | 27 August 2012

"Biologists have long been puzzled by the molecular events that take
  place during that momentous embrace between sperm and egg." But now at
  last researchers are starting to understand the remarkable behaviour of
  the egg [11]Comments
    Links:
      11. https://thebrowser.com/articles/told-egg

[12]Gimme The Loot
    Links:
      12. http://b.rw/QRVpYd

Gavin Mueller | Jacobin | 29 August 2012

Provocative essay compares software pirates to seafaring pirates. "The
  decaying corpses of executed pirates were chained to trading posts from
  Ghana to Virginia as warnings to others. Brutal examples were set. And
  so it goes today" [13]Comments
    Links:
      13. https://thebrowser.com/articles/gimme-loot

[14]The Skype Killers Of Belarus
    Links:
      14. http://b.rw/Ph1ddG

Brett Forrest | Businessweek | 23 August 2012

Viber is an app that lets you talk and text for free from your mobile
  phone. Developed in Minsk, it currently has 100 million registered
  users. And 10 million more are joining each month. A most unlikely
  success, this is its story [15]Comments
    Links:
      15. https://thebrowser.com/articles/skype-killers-belarus

[16]Clive James: De Profundis
    Links:
      16. http://b.rw/Pmo7Ga

Brian Appleyard | Brian Appleyard | 19 August 2012

"Not long ago he was a great striding Aussie bull, confidently
  chuckling his way through life, art and literary society." But now the
  poet and critic, 72, is a shuffling old man laid low by leukemia,
  depression, broken marriage [17]Comments
    Links:
      17. https://thebrowser.com/articles/clive-james-de-profundis

FiveBooks Interview

[18]Lev Grossman on Fantasy
    Links:
      18. https://thebrowser.com/interviews/lev-grossman-on-fantasy

We're living through a golden age for fantasy fiction, says the author
  of The Magicians. He tells us what makes for a good fantasy novel, and
  who's staking out the future not just of fantasy but of fiction itself
  [19]Read on
    Links:
      19. https://thebrowser.com/interviews/lev-grossman-on-fantasy

Featured Special Report

[20]Paul Ryan
    Links:
      20. https://thebrowser.com/reports/paul-ryan

He's the man with the (budget) plan. What will the selection of the
  Wisconsin congressman as vice presidential candidate do for the Romney
  campaign? [21]Read on
    Links:
      21. https://thebrowser.com/reports/paul-ryan

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