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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]The Myths Of Christian Europe
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/rhcLfP

Kenan Malik | Pandaemonium | 20 October 2011

Excellent essay. The liberal, democratic values we hold dear aren't so
  rooted in Christianity as we might think. So any weakening of Christianity
  in Europe won't erode those values. But crass alarmism about Islam might
  [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/myths-christian-europe

[7]The Trouble With My Blood
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/pW9ZpM

Will Self | Guardian | 21 October 2011

"Some time over the winter of 2010-11 I began to be gorged with blood." So
  begins a very powerful, absorbing piece in which Self reflects on the rare
  disease he inherited. Treatment involves weekly removal of two pints of his
  blood [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/trouble-my-blood

[9]The New Libya’s First Mistake
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/o12XeR

Christopher Hitchens | Slate | 21 October 2011

Gaddafi squatted like a toad on the lives of the Libyan people. His obscene
  regime showed that it would rather destroy society and the state than
  surrender power. But his killing was a squalid lynching. Better he went to
  the Hague [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/new-libya’s-first-mistake

[11]Collaborative Physics
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/oZsjRw

Zeeya Merali | Nature | 19 October 2011

Could string theory, the rarefied, mathematical "theory of everything", have
  much to teach us about the physics of ordinary matter? A pair of
  intellectual misfits hope to prove so. "Maybe string theory is the new
  calculus" [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/collaborative-physics

[13]The Battle Of Broken Hill
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/rqonnh

Mike Dash | Smithsonian | 20 October 2011

Extraordinary story from outback Australia of two-man attempt to join the
  First World War. On the German-Turkish side. It ended badly, of course. A
  fascinating slice of Australian history, not without resonance today
  [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/battle-broken-hill

[15]Robert Hughes: A Reply?
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/qipm3L

Peter Stothard | TLS Blog | 21 October 2011

Here's a fight in the making. Stothard reprints his own damning review of
  Hughes's history of Rome, and demands that the author reply to it. "Most
  history books contain errors. But Hughes's account has an extraordinary
  number" [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/robert-hughes-reply

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Charles Isherwood on Broadway
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/charles-isherwood-on-broadway

What divides a hit from a flop, artistically speaking? The New York Times
  theatre critic takes us behind the scenes to assess the art of writing for
  Broadway and the rules for avoiding musical disaster [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/charles-isherwood-on-broadway

Featured Topic

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

With the death of Colonel Gaddafi, the Libyan uprising is almost complete
  and the nation-building can begin. Read our selection of articles about the
  ousted Libyan leader's brutal 42-year rule and the revolt that's raised
  hopes of a better future   [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/revolution-libya

Reader Recommendations

@[21]polit2k MT  @[22]creditplumber:  Charles  Goodhart  is a wise old
  economist.   His  INET  article  on  what  the  EZ  may  do  is  epic.
  [23]t.co/MgO0dTlm #[24]browsings
  [25]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/polit2k
      22. http://twitter.com/creditplumber
      23. http://t.co/MgO0dTlm
      24. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#browsings
      25. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[26]Book of the Day
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/missing-links-by-john-reader

[27]Missing Links by John Reader
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/missing-links-by-john-reader

[28]Tim  White  says: “It is the best available book on the history of
  paleoanthropology. John was, and still is, a fantastic photographer and a
  great observer” [29]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/tim-white-on-prehistoric-man
      29. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[30]Jotly
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/videos/jotly

Everyone cares about everything you do. So rate your entire life with one
  app [31]More videos
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[32]Steven Schwarzman, on 9-9-9
    Links:
      32. http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2011/10/21/live-from-new-york-its-steve-schwarzman

“It’s the number Rick Perry thinks comes after 888”

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

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