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[5]Interview: Tzipi Livni
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/oHsDT6

James Bennet And Jeffrey Goldberg | Atlantic | 5 August 2011

Opposition leader says Netanyahu is "weakening Israel". Trying to turn it
  into a "Jewish ghetto". Driving Israel and America apart. Not adapting to
  changing fundamentals. "What was morally obvious in 1948 is not so obvious
  anymore" [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/interview-tzipi-livni

[7]Don't Give Up
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/qyS53P

Nilofer Merchant | HBR | 3 August 2011

Moving, personal piece. "Business is full of stories of perseverance and
  pursuit — of the almost-failed hero who didn't quit when times were dark.
  Those stories admonish quitters, and honor the survivors. I should know. I
  am both" [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/dont-give

[9]Last Of The Aryans
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/qWiQrL

Shubhangi Swarup | Open | 5 August 2011

Brokpa tribe of Kashmir are reputedly the world's last "pure-bred Aryans".
  May be descendants of Alexander the Great's army. Hate cows and chickens.
  Live a long time. Eat vegan. Practice fraternal polyandry. Venerate Juniper
  trees [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/last-aryans

[11]Mad Scientist Of Smut
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/oFFEEZ

Charles McGrath | NYT | 4 August 2011

Profile of novelist Nicholson Baker. Who has a white beard. Wears round,
  owlish glasses. Blushes when he talks of sex. And has written some of the
  filthiest literary novels ever published, including his latest, "House of
  Holes" [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/mad-scientist-smut

[13]Famine In Somalia: It's The Politics... Stupid
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/n4nZNN

Richard Dowden | African Arguments | 28 July 2011

"Drought can cause food shortages, price rises. But it does not
  automatically mean famine. Famine is caused by politics – when war or
  governments prevent people moving or trading." Here's how present, failed
  policy should be changed [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/famine-somalia-its-politics-stupid

[15]Private Robot Armies And The Future Of War
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/rlKGo8

Greg Lindsay | Fast Company | 1 August 2011

In a decade or so the world's armies, terrorists and hobbyists will own
  thousands if not millions of cheap drones, piloted by algorithms. Scary
  enough. But what if a bot-net hijacks them? Traditional and cyber warfare
  converge [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/private-robot-armies-and-future-war

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Marc Lynch on Origins of the Arab Uprising
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/marc-lynch-on-origins-arab-uprising

The Middle East scholar tells us what to read if we’re to understand where
  upheaval in the Arab world came from, and where it’s going [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/marc-lynch-on-origins-arab-uprising

Featured Topic

[19]China
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/topics/china

Everything you need to know about the rising power. Original interviews with
  experts such as Richard Baum, Isabel Hilton, and Xinran - and the books and
  articles they recommend [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/topics/china

Reader Recommendations

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      21. http://t.co/0A0Jhtq
      22. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      23. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[24]Book of the Day
    Links:
      24. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/rise-novel-studies-defoe-richardson-and-fielding-by-ian-watt

[25]The Rise of the Novel by Ian Watt
    Links:
      25. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/rise-novel-studies-defoe-richardson-and-fielding-by-ian-watt

[26]Anthony Julius says: It’s a remarkable work. It’s the first post-war
  conceptualisation of the English novel in its 18th-century inaugural moment
  [27]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/anthony-julius-on-censorship
      27. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[28]Catholic Church Debate
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/videos/catholic-church-debate

Stephen Fry vs Ann Widdecombe
  [29]More videos
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[30]Robert Frost, on education
    Links:
      30. http://www.dawn.com/2011/08/01/the-ideology-of-thought-control.html

"Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your
    temper or your self-confidence"

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

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