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.
    Links:
      1. http://thebrowser.com

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Best of the Week

[5]Anne Boleyn: Witch, Bitch, Temptress, Feminist
    Links:
      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
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/anne-boleyn-witch-bitch-temptress-feminist

[7]Money Unlimited
    Links:
      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  behind-the-scenes struggle that produced both secret unpublished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
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/money-unlimited

[9]What Is The Rational Response?
    Links:
      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
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/what-rational-response

[11]Time To Admit Defeat
    Links:
      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
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/greece-can-no-longer-delay-euro-zone-exit

[13]Can You Call A 9-Year-Old A Psychopath?
    Links:
      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
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/can-you-call-9-year-old-psychopath

[15]Hong Kong
    Links:
      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
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/hong-kong

[17]On Censorship
    Links:
      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
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/articles/censorship

[19]Bullfighting Is Not A Sport, It Is A Tragedy
    Links:
      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
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/articles/bullfighting-not-sport-it-tragedy

FiveBooks Interview

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

Featured Topic

[23]Paying for the US Election
    Links:
      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
    Links:
      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
  this
    Links:
      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
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/blue-monday-by-rick-coleman

[29]Blue Monday by Rick Coleman
    Links:
      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
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/keith-spera-on-music-new-orleans
      31. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks

Video of the Week

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

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

Quote of the Week

[34]Harry Truman, on negotiating
    Links:
      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
    credit"

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

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