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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]The Great Right Hope
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/zS7har

Peter Boyer | Newsweek | 28 January 2012

Mitt Romney is still struggling to convince Republicans that he's their
  man. But he's now bound himself so tightly to a conservative agenda
  that he'd have to govern pretty much as the ideological right would
  like [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/great-right-hope

[7]The Story Of A Suicide
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/zz245J

Ian Parker | New Yorker | 30 January 2012

Remember the case of the Rutgers student, Tyler Clementi, who committed
  suicide after his roommate allegedly filmed him having gay sex and
  broadcast it online? This monumental reconstruction suggests it wasn't
  that straightforward [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/story-suicide

[9]Self As Symbol
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/xBmx8t

Tom Siegfried | ScienceNews | 27 January 2012

Austrian logician Kurt Gödel proved that self-referentialism can create
  unanswerable questions, unsolvable problems. His work revealed
  paradoxes in mathematics, but it has important implications for
  consciousness research too [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/self-symbol

[11]In Defense Of Drones
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/zvkAYD

David Bell | New Republic | 27 January 2012

We talk about drones as a step change in war. Risk-free combat. But all
  new technology in the history of weaponry has been directed towards
  killing from a greater distance. It's a bit late to start feeling
  queasy about that [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/defense-drones

[13]Art Of The Obituary
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/yNUpjz

Harry de Quetteville | Telegraph | 29 January 2012

"On the telephone that morning I eventually got around to asking my
  beautifully mannered caller when her husband had, in fact, died. 'Oh,'
  came the reply, 'about 15 minutes ago. He’s right here'" [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/art-obituary

[15]Wieber Fever
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/xquJ9U

Alyssa Roenigk | ESPN | 27 January 2012

On the making of a gymnast. By her first birthday, Jordyn Wieber
  already had noticeable muscles. On the changing table, she'd pull
  herself up to a standing position and balance on one leg like a
  flamingo. Now she's a world champion [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/wieber-fever

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Paul Preston on the Spanish Civil War
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/paul-preston-on-spanish-civil-war

It was a bloody conflict that divided Spain and drew in Hitler, Stalin
  and Mussolini. Later, it inspired great works of art and literature. An
  eminent historian of the period tells us why it continues to fascinate
  him [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/paul-preston-on-spanish-civil-war

Featured Special Report

[19]Great Obituaries
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/reports/great-obituaries

Raise a glass to life's characters with our collection of writing about
  eventful, unconventional lives. RIP [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/great-obituaries

Reader Recommendations

@[21]polit2k RT @[22]robertcottrell: Best-ever Lucy Kellaway column.
  Which is setting the bar pretty
  high.[23]t.co/pHAzN3Yg #[24]gfc2 [25]#browsings [26]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/polit2k
      22. http://twitter.com/robertcottrell
      23. http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/3af5fc0c-482d-11e1-b1b4-00144feabdc0,Authorised=false.html?_i_location=http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/3af5fc0c-482d-11e1-b1b4-00144feabdc0.html&_i_referer=http://t.co/pHAzN3Yg#axzz1kw6GDMTS
      24. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#gfc2
      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/whale-by-philip-hoare

[28]The Whale by Philip Hoare
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/whale-by-philip-hoare

[29]Mark Kurlansky says: “This is a wonderful book. It is about the
  whale, and everything about the whale – its history, its myth and its
  science” [30]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/mark-kurlansky-on-favourite-science-books
      30. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[31]London Coffee Bars, 1950s
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/videos/london-coffee-bars-1950s

Many a man who had thought to make his fortune from a sack of beans
  found himself slaving over a spaghetti bolognaise [32]More videos
    Links:
      32. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[33]Charles Moore, on Alain De Botton
    Links:
      33. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/columnists/charlesmoore/9048470/Religions-usefulness-is-drawn-from-its-truth.html

"It is rather as if someone wrote about the joys of military parades
    without any conception that the job of soldiers is to fight"

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

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