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Hic sunt camelopardus: this historical edition of The Browser is presented for archaeological purposes; links and formatting may be broken.

[1]Hitler vs. Stalin: Who Was Worse?
    Links:
      1. http://b.rw/hiW1ua

Timothy Snyder | NYRB | 27 January 2011

Breathtaking. Brilliant. Snyder asks history's most loaded question, and
  answers it with meticulous balance sheet. Stalin was first with ethnic
  killing campaigns; murdered more people than Hitler; but fewer than we used
  to think

[2]A Fine Balance
    Links:
      2. http://b.rw/fuN8qn

Emily Gould | Intelligent Life | 28 January 2011

On yoga (a good thing), and yoga culture, an uneasy mix of merchandising and
  self-help. "Articles about accepting your body are surrounded by photos of
  young, lithe, mostly-white women showing off skin-tight, expensive spandex"

[3]How To Make Trillions of Dollars
    Links:
      3. http://b.rw/g8kpRg

David Cain | Raptitude | 28 January 2011

Shrewd, funny, cynical critique of American consumer society. "You make
  billions or trillions by conditioning an entire nation to react to every
  inconvenience, every whim, every passing desire or fear, by buying
  something"

[4]Hot Spotters
    Links:
      4. http://b.rw/fVGLDJ

Atul Gawande | New Yorker | 24 January 2011

Another masterpiece by America's finest health care writer. Clinic in
  Camden, New Jersey, gives intensive everyday care to neediest patients. It's
  expensive—but it keeps them out of emergency room, which would cost millions
  more
               [5]View full selection
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      5. http://thebrowser.com/best

Today's FiveBooks Interview

[6]Michael Burleigh on =HITLER=
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/michael-burleigh-on-hitler

BFI award-winning historian and Royal Historical Society fellow paints
  Hitler as a raving fantasist on to whom Germans projected their longings
  [7]Continue reading…
    Links:
      7. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/michael-burleigh-on-hitler

Topic

[8]Crime & Thriller Writing
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/topics/crime-writing

Leading writers discuss their genre and select their top five essential
  reads, plus selected articles on the murky world of thrillers and whodunnits
  [9]Continue reading…
    Links:
      9. http://thebrowser.com/topics/crime-writing

Book of the Day

[10]The Hitler Myth: Image and Reality in the Third Reich
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/hitler-myth-image-and-reality-third-reich-by-ian-kershaw

-by Ian Kershaw -

[11]
  More recommendations…
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks

Browsings

[12]MarinaKCashdan From the Palettes of Babes: 5 Prodigious Child Artists to
  Watch - [13]t.co/hI2EDgr, #[14]browsings
  [15]More user recommended #browsings…
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      15. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

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