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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]Top Ten Myths About The Libya War
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/nhgU5a

Juan Cole | Informed Comment | 22 August 2011

With the Gaddafi regime on the way out and an uncertain future looming, it's
  worth taking a moment to review the Libya conflict. Good backgrounder that
  sets some arguments, mistaken analyses of past few months to rest
  [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/top-ten-myths-about-libya-war

[7]Partners
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/pwwrsF

Jeffrey Toobin | New Yorker | 22 August 2011

Is it really 20 years since Clarence Thomas won his tumultuous battle to
  become a US Supreme Court justice? This long, informative assessment calls
  him probably the most conservative justice to serve on the court since the
  1930s [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/partners

[9]'Rioting Has Been A London Tradition For Centuries'
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/njwHRP

Peter Ackroyd | Independent | 22 August 2011

Chronicler of London suggests William Blake would have joined in riots. TS
  Eliot would have downed another drink in horror. Thomas More would have
  tried to keep the peace. Dickens would have written an epic [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/rioting-has-been-london-tradition-centuries

[11]Tim Berners-Lee
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/oaULE2

John Naish | New Statesman | 15 August 2011

Enjoyable profile of the man who built the Internet. Unshakeable in his
  belief that web must remain open and available to all. “I wanted to build a
  creative space, something like a sandpit where everyone could play together"
  [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/tim-berners-lee

[13]Swamp Dreams
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/nU1TVk

Robert Sullivan | New York | 21 August 2011

On plans to turn mosquito-infested wasteland in New Jersey, filled with
  botched building schemes, into world's largest shopping and entertainment
  centre. "I don’t know which is worse—if it fails or if it succeeds," says
  one critic [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/swamp-dreams

[15]In Father's Memory, Fighting To Stay In Britain
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/oU2tXk

Nina Bernstein | NYT | 20 August 2011

"Like a cross between Charles Dickens and Zadie Smith" says Felix Salmon, of
  this glimpse into Britain's broken asylum system. Miserable tale of teenage
  Angolan orphan facing prison and deportation after making new life in UK
  [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/fathers-memory-fighting-stay-britain

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Arabella Lennox-Boyd on Garden Design
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/arabella-lennox-boyd-on-garden-design

The award-winning garden designer recommends essential books for any budding
  gardener, and reveals why trees are the backbone of any good garden [18]Read
  on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/arabella-lennox-boyd-on-garden-design

Featured Topic

[19]Revolution In Libya
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/topics/revolution-libya

With rebels in control of much of Tripoli, the battle to remove Colonel
  Gaddafi is reaching its endgame. Read our selection of articles about the
  Libyan leader's brutal 42-year rule and the revolt that's raising hopes of a
  better future   [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/topics/revolution-libya

Reader Recommendations

_@MeganBuskey_  Fascinating  interview  with  scholar  of memory studies
  [21]t.co/pkpkPOh [22]#browsings [23]More like this
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      21. http://t.co/pkpkPOh
      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/wake-wind-by-j-california-cooper

[25]The Wake of the Wind by J California Cooper
    Links:
      25. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/wake-wind-by-j-california-cooper

[26]Attica Locke says: “It’s a beautiful sweeping story about how a recently
  emancipated  people struggled for their version of the American dream”
  [27]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/attica-locke-on-texas
      27. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[28]The Secret Cricketer
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/videos/secret-cricketer

What happened when a former England captain played in disguise for the worst
  team in Britain
  [29]More videos
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[30]Rodney Dangerfield, on getting older
    Links:
      30. http://www.gourmandizer.com/ezine/albini

I'm at the age where food has taken the place of sex in my life. In fact,
  I've just had a mirror put over my kitchen table
  [31]More quotes
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/quotations

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