Weekly newsletter 57

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[1]A selection of our best article links of the week, plus featured
  FiveBooks interviews, videos, quotations and more.
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Best of the Week

[5]Anne Boleyn: Witch, Bitch, Temptress, Feminist
      5. http://b.rw/Jt2bDy

Hilary Mantel | Guardian | 11 May 2012

"Anne Boleyn is one of the most controversial women in English history;
  we argue over her, we pity and admire and revile her, we reinvent her
  in every generation. Her rise is glittering, her fall sordid. God pays
  her out" [6]Comments
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/anne-boleyn-witch-bitch-temptress-feminist

[7]Money Unlimited
      7. http://b.rw/JbIT72

Jeffrey Toobin | New Yorker | 14 May 2012

How America's Supreme Court rewrote campaign finance law in the case of
  Citizens United. "The decision followed a lengthy and bitter
  behind-the-scenes struggle that produced both secret unpublished
  opinions and a rare reargument" [8]Comments
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/money-unlimited

[9]What Is The Rational Response?
      9. http://b.rw/Jslej3

Malcolm Bull | LRB | 16 May 2012

On the ethical problems of climate change. Should the well-being of
  future generations take precedence over our own? Are we responsible for
  the excesses of past generations? All over the world, or just our own
  compatriots? [10]Comments
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/what-rational-response

[11]Time To Admit Defeat
      11. http://b.rw/LIAo2w

Anonymous | Spiegel | 14 May 2012

The view from Germany: "Greece has been in intensive care for years,
  but the patient, instead of recovering, is just getting sicker and
  sicker." Elections were final straw, it's time to leave the euro.
  Here's how it could happen [12]Comments
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/greece-can-no-longer-delay-euro-zone-exit

[13]Can You Call A 9-Year-Old A Psychopath?
      13. http://b.rw/JjEnp1

Jennifer Kahn | NYT | 11 May 2012

Nine year old Michael is unlike others. His parents took him to see
  psychologist Dan Waschbusch. Who diagnosed him as a psychopath. "Even
  if accurate, it’s a ruinous diagnosis. No one is sympathetic to the
  mother of a psychopath" [14]Comments
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/can-you-call-9-year-old-psychopath

[15]Hong Kong
      15. http://b.rw/IW2hkQ

Michael Paterniti | National Geographic | 15 May 2012

Hong Kong is in flux once more. "Now a Chinese special administrative
  region, it is being remade yet again under diamond pressure. And
  increasingly this city of over seven million inhabitants floats on a
  growing sense of unease" [16]Comments
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/hong-kong

[17]On Censorship
      17. http://b.rw/Jvn30A

Salman Rushdie | New Yorker | 15 May 2012

Superb short essay in favour of boat-rocking. "Originality is
  dangerous. It challenges, questions, overturns assumptions, unsettles
  moral codes." This is where great art comes from. If we believe in
  liberty, we must celebrate it [18]Comments
      18. http://thebrowser.com/articles/censorship

[19]Bullfighting Is Not A Sport, It Is A Tragedy
      19. http://b.rw/JDPFRp

Ernest Hemingway | Hemingway Papers/Toronto Star | 7 May 2012

Hemingway's old paper, the Toronto Star, has launched a terrific new
  project to republish his columns. In this piece, from 1923, Hemingway
  describes the first bullfights he saw – an experience he was to revisit
  in his first novel [20]Comments
      20. http://thebrowser.com/articles/bullfighting-not-sport-it-tragedy

FiveBooks Interview

[21]Philip Ball on the Origins of Curiosity
      21. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/philip-ball-on-origins-curiosity

Modern science emerged only when it became acceptable to ask any
  question about anything – and that required erosion of traditional
  hierarchies, says the science writer [22]Read on
      22. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/philip-ball-on-origins-curiosity

Featured Topic

[23]Paying for the US Election
      23. http://thebrowser.com/reports/paying-election

How much is Romney vs Obama 2012 going to cost? Who's paying? And what
  do they expect in return? [24]Read on
      24. http://thebrowser.com/reports/paying-election

Reader Recommendations

@nuzav So, you think reason guides your politics? Think again | Simon
  Jenkins [25]t.co/T4XAPXuv via @guardian [26]#browsings [27]More like
      25. http://t.co/T4XAPXuv
      26. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      27. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Week

[28]Book of the Day
      28. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/blue-monday-by-rick-coleman

[29]Blue Monday by Rick Coleman
      29. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/blue-monday-by-rick-coleman

[30]Keith Spera says: “On a Mount Rushmore of rock’n’roll, Fats Domino
  would certainly be there. He was one of the guys that transitioned
  rhythm and blues into rock’n’roll” [31]FiveBooks Archive
      30. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/keith-spera-on-music-new-orleans
      31. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks

Video of the Week

[32]Welcome To Life
      32. http://thebrowser.com/videos/welcome-life

What you will see when you get reborn, as required by the legal
  department [33]More videos
      33. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Week

[34]Harry Truman, on negotiating
      34. http://walt.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/05/09/hail_mary_time_a_far_fetched_plan_to_solve_the_syrian_mess

"It's amazing what you can achieve if you don't care who gets the

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

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