Weekly newsletter 65


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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

Weekly Newsletter

Best of the Week

[6]Confessions Of An Ex-Mormon
    Links:
      6. http://b.rw/Sz7Agg

Walter Kirn | New Republic | 13 July 2012

"Sometimes a person doesn’t know what he’s made of until strangers try
  to tear it down." Kirn reflects on life in the Mormon church,
  "America’s most misunderstood religion" and its "longest experiment
  with communitarian idealism" [7]Comments
    Links:
      7. http://thebrowser.com/articles/confessions-ex-mormon

[8]Krugmenistan vs. Estonia
    Links:
      8. http://b.rw/Mce7dw

Brendan Greeley | Businessweek | 19 July 2012

Who does economics better—Paul Krugman, or Toomas Ilves, president of
  Estonia? Krugman has a Nobel. But Ilves has a country to run, and calls
  Krugman a condescending ivory-tower American who doesn't understand
  Europe [9]Comments
    Links:
      9. http://thebrowser.com/articles/krugmenistan-vs-estonia

[10]Global Warming's Terrifying New Math
    Links:
      10. http://b.rw/OLJRF2

Bill McKibben | Rolling Stone | 19 July 2012

"When we think about global warming at all, the arguments tend to be
  ideological, theological and economic. But to grasp the seriousness of
  our predicament, you just need to do a little math." Here are the three
  numbers that matter [11]Comments
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/articles/global-warmings-terrifying-new-math

[12]'Is He Coming? Is He? Oh God, I Think He Is'
    Links:
      12. http://b.rw/LXeBbV

Sean Flynn | GQ | 18 July 2012

Gripping retelling by survivors of the day a year ago when a heavily
  armed man dressed as a police officer came to their youth summer camp
  and started shooting. Almost 80 died in what was the deadliest attack
  in Norway since WWII [13]Comments
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/articles/he-coming-he-oh-god-i-think-he

[14]Obama Winning Ugly
    Links:
      14. http://b.rw/Nv4Woo

John Dickerson | Slate | 16 July 2012

Romney wants voters to remember Obama 2008 and feel let down. Also to
  see him as a better manager of the economy. But "he's never really
  offered a story to voters about how his career as a successful
  businessman will be good for us" [15]Comments
    Links:
      15. http://thebrowser.com/articles/obama-winning-ugly

[16]Mind Bending: Why Our Memories Are Not Always Our Own
    Links:
      16. http://b.rw/SzePor

Charles Fernyhough | Independent | 15 July 2012

Fascinating look at disputed and false memories. How is it that you can
  start to believe someone else's memory is your own? And why is it so
  straightforward to give people memories of events they never actually
  experienced? [17]Comments
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/articles/mind-bending-why-our-memories-are-not-always-our-own

[18]Do Business Schools Incubate Criminals?
    Links:
      18. http://b.rw/NRrKkC

Luigi Zingales | Bloomberg | 16 July 2012

Yes. Students graduate with a sound grasp of economics, a poor grasp of
  ethics. "They perceive any failure to commit a high-benefit crime with
  a low expected cost as a failure to act rationally, almost a proof of
  stupidity" [19]Comments
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/articles/do-business-schools-incubate-criminals

[20]The Strongest Man In The World
    Links:
      20. http://b.rw/MxYono

Burkhard Bilger | New Yorker | 16 July 2012

Brian Shaw was naturally big as a child. Powerful too. He's now 6'8",
  430 pounds and can lift a SUV 11 times in 75 seconds. Traditional
  strongman tests are like child's play to him. So what makes a man so
  awesomely powerful? [21]Comments
    Links:
      21. http://thebrowser.com/articles/strongest-man-world

FiveBooks Interview

[22]Alan Rusbridger on the Future of News
    Links:
      22. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/alan-rusbridger-on-future-news

The editor of the Guardian talks to us about brave new frontiers for
  journalism, the hunt for a business model to pay for it all, and what
  he hopes (and fears) the Leveson inquiry will decide about press
  regulation [23]Read on
    Links:
      23. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/alan-rusbridger-on-future-news

Featured Topic

[24]London and the Olympics
    Links:
      24. http://thebrowser.com/reports/london-and-olympics

The Games are almost upon us, though in London you'd hardly know it.
  Here's a sideways look at the event and its host city [25]Read on
    Links:
      25. http://thebrowser.com/reports/london-and-olympics

Reader Recommendations

@polit2k 'Blowing Up the King David Hotel' | Niv Elis | Tablet
  [26]t.co/RDixLVad via @tabletmag [27]#browsings [28]More like this
    Links:
      26. http://t.co/RDixLVad
      27. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      28. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Week

[29]Book of the Day
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/blandings-castle-and-elsewhere-by-pg-wodehouse

[30]Blandings Castle and Elsewhere by PG Wodehouse
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/blandings-castle-and-elsewhere-by-pg-wodehouse

[31]Sophie Ratcliffe says: “This is a short story collection, which
  includes what Kipling said was ‘the most perfect short story ever
  written’” [32]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/sophie-ratcliffe-on-pg-wodehouse
      32. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks

Video of the Week

[33]Amazon Yesterday Shipping
    Links:
      33. http://thebrowser.com/videos/amazon-yesterday-shipping

"Click checkout, and you will already have had the product for a day"
  [34]More videos
    Links:
      34. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Week

[35]Russell Banks, on coincidence
    Links:
      35. http://www.esquire.com/fiction/fiction/lobster-night-0300

"The only people who say lightning never strikes twice have never
    been struck once"

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

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