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[1]All of our Best of the Moment article recommendations, plus FiveBooks
  interviews and other selected content from thebrower.com
    Links:
      1. http://thebrowser.com

[5]Marginal Revolutionaries
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/tD4Y7M

Anonymous | Economist | 27 December 2011

Economic debate abandons academy for blogosphere. Dissenters and radicals
  thrive there, helped by "massive disillusion with mainstream economics"
  after 2008 crash. Austrians, market monetarists, neo-chartalists gain ground
  [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/marginal-revolutionaries

[7]Apocalypse City
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/vBfUtE

Colin Thubron | NYRB | 22 December 2011

Many have tried to write about Jerusalem; few have really succeeded. Too
  often the result is either partisanship or pallid tact. Not so with Simon
  Sebag Montefiore, whose recent biography receives Thubron's admiring
  attention [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/apocalypse-city

[9]Obituary: Sir Michael Dummett
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/rRHKeU

A.W. Moore | Guardian | 28 December 2011

Analytical philosopher: "The philosophy of language is the foundation of all
  other philosophy." Follower of Frege. Other passions: backward causation,
  immigration, Catholicism, voting procedures, tarot cards, English grammar
  [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/obituary-sir-michael-dummett

[11]Clear Lines
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/vqvh7x

Jenny Hendrix | LA Review of Books | 27 December 2011

On the comic-book artist Hergé, and his creation Tintin. Instructive,
  precise, enduring stories. "An aesthetic prototype of the 20th century. A
  forerunner of Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein, Indiana Jones and John Le
  Carré". [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/clear-lines

[13]The Big Lie
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/tfYeSk

Michael Thomas | Newsweek | 26 December 2011

Wall St has fallen back on a lie as old as capitalism itself. "This time,
  however, I don’t think the argument that 'Washington ate my homework' is
  going to work. This time, a firestorm is going to explode about the
  Street’s head" [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/big-lie

[15]The Case For Enhancing People
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/sRHVXi

Ronald Bailey | New Atlantis | 20 December 2011

Fascinating essay defends use of biotech, nanotech to enhance human
  capabilities - physical, intellectual, emotional. "People who don’t want
  enhancement for themselves should allow those of us who do to go forward
  without hindrance" [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/case-enhancing-people

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Best of FiveBooks on History
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/history-best-fivebooks

Our end-of-year run collecting gems from the archives continues with history
  books  –  from when Anabaptists got violent to the story of Cromwell’s
  decapitated head [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/history-best-fivebooks

Featured Special Report

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

After 42 years of brutality and repression, the era of Gaddafi is over.
  Here's what his rule meant for Libyans, how they ended it, and where the
  country is headed now     [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/revolution-libya

Reader Recommendations

@polit2k The social benefit of pension funds | Felix Salmon t.co/wip9ejMq
  #browsings #gfc2 [21]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[22]Book of the Day
    Links:
      22. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/chronicles-by-bob-dylan

[23]Chronicles by Bob Dylan
    Links:
      23. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/chronicles-by-bob-dylan

[24]Greil    Marcus   says:   “It's   a   marvellous,   eyes-wide-open
  partial-autobiography. It's also wonderfully written – the words are alive
  on the page” [25]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      24. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/greil-marcus-on-rock-music
      25. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[26]Dealing With Slow Walkers
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/videos/dealing-slow-walkers

Only one idea here, and it's played out in the first 40 seconds, but it's a
  lovely idea [27]More videos
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[28]Roger Ebert, on "Armageddon"
    Links:
      28. http://blogs.suntimes.com/ebert/2011/12/test_in_the_meadow.html

"No matter what they're charging to get in, it's worth more to get out"

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

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