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A selection of our best article links of the week, plus featured FiveBooks
  interviews, videos, quotations and more.
  [1]All of our Best of the Moment article recommendations, plus FiveBooks
  interviews and other selected content from thebrower.com
    Links:
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[5]Will This Election Be The Mormon Breakthrough?
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/ssv2tK

Harold Bloom | NYT | 12 November 2011

Bloom on magnificent form in this most elegant evisceration of Mormonism
  (old and new) and Mitt Romney. But why stop there? Bloom doesn't, sliding
  the knife into Southern Baptists and wider American religion and politics
  too [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/will-election-be-mormon-breakthrough

[7]No Easy Solution
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/toj2IS

Jonathan Ford | Prospect | 14 November 2011

Clear summary of global financial woes – dangers of high debts, changing
  demographics, current account imbalances. History suggests two remedies for
  indebted nations – default or inflation. But what we need is organised
  rebalancing [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/no-easy-solution

[9]Not Guilty By Reason Of Neuroscience
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/vZN95d

Michael Gazzaniga | Slate | 15 November 2011

Gazzinga explores relationship of neuroscience to the law. Interesting
  throughout. "Does modern neuroscience deepen our ideas about determinism,
  and, with more determinism, is there less reason for retribution and
  punishment?" [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/not-guilty-reason-neuroscience

[11]The Bible Of King James
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/sXFl9p

Adam Nicholson | National Gegraphic | 15 November 2011

"No other book has given more to the English-speaking world. You don't have
  to be a Christian to hear the power of those words—simple in vocabulary,
  cosmic in scale, stately in their rhythms, deeply emotional in their impact"
  [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/bible-king-james

[13]The Sheriff Of Cyber City
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/tUx9hR

Ann Marsh | Stanford | 11 November 2011

Super profile of Paul Kocher, leading digital security expert. Secret of his
  success? "Whittle problems down to projects that are manageable. Trying to
  solve the world's data security problems is like a doctor trying to solve
  death" [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/sheriff-cyber-city

[15]This Is Penn State
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/tEvq1q

Jon Wertheim & David Epstein | Sports Illustrated | 15 November 2011

And this is what you should read if you want to know about the most
  explosive scandal in the history of US college sports. And why one of those
  whose careers it ended was "arguably the most unfireable person in all of
  sports" [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/penn-state

FiveBooks Interview

[17]May Berenbaum on Bugs
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/may-berenbaum-on-bugs

Insects  outnumber  us, outweigh us, and without them ecosystems would
  collapse. In short, we live on their planet. The entomologist explains why
  we should value bugs more – even, or especially, the carrion beetles and
  dung feeders [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/may-berenbaum-on-bugs

Featured Topic

[19]Syria Revolts
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/reports/syria-revolts

Months of anti-government protests; a brutal response by the authorities.
  But what's really going on in Syria? Read on to find out  [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/syria-revolts

Reader Recommendations

_@_[21]polit2k RT       @[22]TimHarford:       The       future       of
  bookshops? [23]t.co/42kufMvP Via @[24]mirabilisdave [25]#browsings [26]More
  like this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/polit2k
      22. http://twitter.com/TimHarford
      23. http://mirabilis-yearofwonders.blogspot.com/2011/10/im-just-bookseller-and-i-want-my.html
      24. http://twitter.com/mirabilisdave
      25. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      26. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[27]Book of the Day
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/fast-food-nation-by-eric-schlosser

[28]Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/fast-food-nation-by-eric-schlosser

[29]Barry Estabrook says: “Schlosser takes apart a single fast-food meal and
  shows not only how it affects our health but also how the people who serve
  it to you are treated” [30]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/barry-estabrook-on-food-production
      30. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[31]Leonardo da Vinci - Painter At The Court of Milan
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/videos/leonardo-da-vinci-painter-court-milan

Tour around the truly incredible Leonardo exhibition at the National Gallery
  in London, with curator Luke Syson
  [32]More videos
    Links:
      32. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[33]Will Wilkinson, on GOP primaries
    Links:
      33. http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/willwilkinson/~3/DRRp5FUmo3A/romneyphobia

"Newt Gingrich now reigns supreme, lending some support to the proposition
    that hot air rises"

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

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