Newsletter 789


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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]Obama's Way
    Links:
      6. http://b.rw/RGNnYu

Michael Lewis | Vanity Fair | 11 September 2012

Admiring portrait. Much discussed, now ungated. Perceptively done. Good
  quotes. "There are some things about being president that I still have
  difficulty doing. For example, faking emotion." Obama has found his
  Schlesinger [7]Comments
    Links:
      7. https://thebrowser.com/articles/obamas-way

[8]America's 9/11 Response Subverted Our Values, Liberties
    Links:
      8. http://b.rw/QE9sXM

Juan Cole | Detroit News | 11 September 2012

"The United States government's reaction to the attacks of 9/11 some 11
  years ago took the world into a tragic era of unnecessary wars and
  confrontation that destabilized allies and threatened vital long-term
  US interests" [9]Comments
    Links:
      9. https://thebrowser.com/articles/americas-911-response-subverted-our-values-liberties

[10]Cosmo, The Hacker 'God' Who Fell To Earth
    Links:
      10. http://b.rw/Od1kr1

Mat Honan | Wired | 11 September 2012

Sequel to last month's story in which tech writer Honan described how
  his life descended into turmoil when he was hacked. This time, he goes
  eyeball-to-eyeball with a 15-year-old master hacker who tells him how
  and why he does it [11]Comments
    Links:
      11. https://thebrowser.com/articles/cosmo-hacker-god-who-fell-earth

[12]What Krugman & Stiglitz Can Tell Us
    Links:
      12. http://b.rw/QyaMuY

Jacob Hacker & Paul Pierson | NYRB | 7 September 2012

Assessment of new books by Nobel-winning economists Paul Krugman and
  Joseph Stiglitz. Both diagnose major problems for the US, going far
  beyond economics. If the cause is political, the cure must be too
  [13]Comments
    Links:
      13. https://thebrowser.com/articles/what-krugman-stiglitz-can-tell-us

[14]When Networks Network
    Links:
      14. http://b.rw/P9y32V

Elizabeth Quill | ScienceNews | 9 September 2012

The science of how systems interact. "Findings suggest that networks of
  networks pose risks of catastrophic danger that can exceed the risks in
  isolated systems. A seemingly benign disruption can generate rippling
  negative effect" [15]Comments
    Links:
      15. https://thebrowser.com/articles/when-networks-network

[16]Harvest
    Links:
      16. http://b.rw/P9vptX

Various | Big Picture | 10 September 2012

Wonderful photo gallery. Images of crops being brought in around the
  world (wild haying in Switzerland looks a perilous activity), harvest
  festivals, and a reminder that rain and agricultural plenty cannot be
  taken for granted [17]Comments
    Links:
      17. https://thebrowser.com/articles/harvest

FiveBooks Interview

[18]Eric Olsen on How to Write
    Links:
      18. https://thebrowser.com/interviews/eric-olsen-on-how-write

From their egos and anxieties to the way they work, writers have more
  in common than we might think. The journalist and editor takes us
  inside the writing process and reveals who gives the best advice for
  aspiring authors [19]Read on
    Links:
      19. https://thebrowser.com/interviews/eric-olsen-on-how-write

Featured Special Report

[20]Privacy Online
    Links:
      20. https://thebrowser.com/reports/privacy-online

Your movements are tracked and the data trail you leave is
  commercialised. If privacy is gone, is "publicy" the future? Or is
  there more value to privacy than some think? [21]Read on
    Links:
      21. https://thebrowser.com/reports/privacy-online

Reader Recommendations

@polit2k "@aussietorres: RT @edwardnh: How to Unscramble an Egg:
  Undoing The Six Worst Economic Policy Mistakes [22]t.co/6Ouvja1H"
  [23]#browsings [24]More like this
    Links:
      22. http://t.co/6Ouvja1H
      23. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      24. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[25]Book of the Day
    Links:
      25. https://thebrowser.com/recommended/grasshopper-by-bernard-suits

[26]The Grasshopper by Bernard Suits
    Links:
      26. https://thebrowser.com/recommended/grasshopper-by-bernard-suits

[27]Nigel Warburton says: “Suits thinks games are the highest intrinsic
  good and he's found a light-hearted way of getting to that conclusion –
  by using arguments and considering counter-examples” [28]FiveBooks
  Archive
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/nigel-warburton-on-introductions-philosophy
      28. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[29]Steve Blank, On Start-Ups
    Links:
      29. https://thebrowser.com/videos/steve-blank-start-ups

"Start-ups go from failure to failure. But instead of firing the
  executives, we fire the plan" [30]More videos
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[31]Terry Eagleton, on deviance
    Links:
      31. http://www.lrb.co.uk/v34/n17/terry-eagleton/grub-street-snob

"Those who prize the deviant should also cherish the normative,
    since there would be no deviancy without it"

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

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