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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]The Browser
    Links:
      1. http://thebrowser.com

[5]What Happened To Obama?
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/oXqxLZ

Drew Westen | NYT | 6 August 2011

Americans need their president to be a storyteller – to make sense of what
  they're going through, understand what caused it, how it will end. Obama's
  failure here is profound. Its effect even threatening to American democracy
  [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/what-happened-obama

[7]Beyond Space-Time
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/oFyz9R

Amanda Gefter | New Scientist | 8 August 2011

Fascinating introduction to new theory of reality proposed by Canadian
  physicists. Could lead to unification of general relativity and quantum
  mechanics. This is Phase Space, a curious eight-dimensional world
  [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/beyond-space-time

[9]Who Stole The Mona Lisa?
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/qpYmDg

Simon Kuper | Slate/FT | 7 August 2011

Great tale of theft of famous painting from Louvre in 1911. Security
  eccentric, at best. More than a day passed before alarm was raised. Police
  investigation stunningly incompetent. At one point, Picasso suspected
  [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/who-stole-mona-lisa

[11]Leap Of Faith
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/qcCzJw

Ryan Lizza | New Yorker | 15 August 2011

Everything you need to know about Michele Bachmann, Tea Party insurgent and
  2012 Republican contender. A woman who offers "a set of beliefs more extreme
  than those of any American politician of her stature, including Sarah Palin"
  [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/leap-faith

[13]Behind Every Murderous Man You'll Find A Loyal Spouse
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/pPZ1Fi

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown | Independent | 8 August 2011

Well-judged condemnation of dictators' wives. "When you are married to a man
  who can make or break humans and entire nations, you have an obligation
  beyond the marriage." Stand by a dishonourable man, share the blame, the
  punishment [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/behind-every-murderous-man-youll-find-loyal-spouse

[15]Martin Beck Has A Cold
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/ozCcvd

Rohan Maitzen | LA Review of Books | 5 August 2011

In praise of crime fiction. Particularly a 10-volume Swedish series
  predating Mankell and Stieg Larsson. Offered a "slyly devastating critique
  of the social and political condition of Sweden". Just don't call it crime
  fiction [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/martin-beck-has-cold

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Jonathan Keates on Great Letter Writers
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/jonathan-keates-on-great-letter-writers

Queen Victoria was anything but Victorian and Lord Byron was more vulnerable
  than we think, says writer Jonathan Keates – who considers emails a poor
  substitute for a hand-written correspondence [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/jonathan-keates-on-great-letter-writers

Featured Topic

[19]Autism
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/topics/autism

Leading  academics, and parents with their own personal experiences of
  autism,  discuss  what  best to read on the disorder. Accompanied by a
  selection of must-read articles [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/topics/autism

Reader Recommendations

_@polit2k_  Mary Ann Sieghart: It's economics versus politics - Mary Ann
  Sieghart  -  The  Independent  -  [21]goo.gl/hDyLN  _#gfc2  @masieghart
  _[22]#browsings [23]More like this
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      21. http://goo.gl/hDyLN
      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/grapes-wrath-by-john-steinbeck

[25]The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
    Links:
      25. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/grapes-wrath-by-john-steinbeck

[26]John Kerry says: “ If you wanted to pick a fictional work that has had a
  profound impact on people’s attitudes to rights, it would be The Grapes of
  Wrath”[27]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/john-kerry-on-progressivism
      27. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[28]Move
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/videos/move

One minute journey around the world with one second of footage in each
  location
  [29]More videos
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[30]Karl Smith, on suicide
    Links:
      30. http://modeledbehavior.com/2010/10/14/the-life-you-take-might-be-your-own

Even in America, the most violent industrialised country in the world, the
    person most likely to kill you is yourself

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

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