Newsletter 781


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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 Legal Mythology Of The Extradition Of Julian Assange
    Links:
      6. http://b.rw/O8e0Vz

David Allen Green | New Statesman | 3 September 2012

Forensic dismantling of arguments used by Assange's supporters. "The
  Swedish government simply cannot give any prior guarantee in respect of
  an extradition request which has not even been made. It is a legal
  impossibility" [7]Comments
    Links:
      7. http://thebrowser.com/articles/legal-mythology-extradition-julian-assange

[8]I Often Have To Cut Into The Brain
    Links:
      8. http://b.rw/TTSuAK

Henry Marsh | Granta | 3 September 2012

Surgeon describes operation on pineal gland. "The idea that I am
  cutting through thought itself, that memories, dreams and reflections
  should have the consistency of soft white jelly, is simply too strange
  to understand" [9]Comments
    Links:
      9. http://thebrowser.com/articles/i-often-have-cut-brain

[10]Mitt Romney's Fair Share
    Links:
      10. http://b.rw/OSPbKa

Joseph Stiglitz | Project Syndicate | 3 September 2012

On the importance of paying taxes. "If presidents and those around them
  do not pay their fair share of taxes, how can we expect that anyone
  else will? And if no one does, how can we expect to finance the public
  goods that we need?" [11]Comments
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/articles/mitt-romneys-fair-share

[12]The Gangster Princess Of Beverly Hills
    Links:
      12. http://b.rw/O8gjYS

Sabrina Rubin Erdely | Rolling Stone | 31 August 2012

She claimed to be a model, a pop star, even heiress to the Samsung
  fortune. She lived in LA and called herself the Korean Paris Hilton.
  But then the DEA caught her out. This is the bizarre story of drug
  trafficker Lisette Lee [13]Comments
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/articles/gangster-princess-beverly-hills

[14]How To Read Žižek
    Links:
      14. http://b.rw/OPKN0d

Adam Kotsko | LA Review Of Books | 2 September 2012

"He is one of the most engaging and thought-provoking writers working
  in philosophy today, with a unique ability to get people excited about
  philosophy and critical theory. He is, in short, a gateway drug, and
  I’m the pusher" [15]Comments
    Links:
      15. http://thebrowser.com/articles/how-read-žižek

[16]The Thin Line Between Guilt And Innocence
    Links:
      16. http://b.rw/T9AUNd

Juliane von Mittelstaedt | Spiegel | 31 August 2012

At a prison in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, former inmates are
  confronting their torturers. They talk about the past, seeking
  explanations. "I knew that you would come to get me one day," says one
  former guard [17]Comments
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/articles/thin-line-between-guilt-and-innocence

FiveBooks Interview

[18]Hal Foster on Pop Art
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/hal-foster-on-pop-art

What is pop art? Why did it catch on, and what does it mean? And what
  about Warhol – was his work as superficial as he liked to say it was?
  The art professor answers all this and more [19]Read on
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/hal-foster-on-pop-art

Featured Special Report

[20]The Fall of Lance Armstrong
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/fall-lance-armstrong

Once a hero, but now the game is up. Here's how the aggressively
  preserved reputation of Lance Armstrong finally crumbled [21]Read on
    Links:
      21. http://thebrowser.com/reports/fall-lance-armstrong

Reader Recommendations

[22]rszbt RT @[23]kappaalpha: The Man Behind Facebook’s IPO Debacle:
  [24]t.co/NlwauCLX [25]#browsings [26]More like this
    Links:
      22. http://twitter.com/rszbt
      23. http://twitter.com/kappaalpha
      24. http://www.cnbc.com/id/47917222
      25. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      26. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[27]Book of the Day
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/god-biography-by-jack-miles

[28]God: A Biography by Jack Miles
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/god-biography-by-jack-miles

[29]Paula Fredriksen says: "It’s a brilliant literary and
  psychoanalytical experiment…an incredibly imaginative meditation on not
  only the issue of sin, but also the problem of evil" [30]FiveBooks
  Archive
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/paula-fredriksen-on-sin
      30. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[31]Big Bangs
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/videos/big-bangs

Michio Kaku on the Higgs boson and its role in the universe [32]More
  videos
    Links:
      32. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[33]Alexander Nazaryan, on belief
    Links:
      33. http://andrewsullivan.thedailybeast.com/2012/09/too-certain-times.html

"Anyone who says we are a society lacking belief is not paying
    attention. If anything, we are lacking doubt"

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

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