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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]'Germany Has Been the Winner In The Globalization Process'
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/yRxi0E

Anonymous | Spiegel | 20 February 2012

Interview with Kenneth Rogoff on Greece, future of euro. "To make
  Greece competitive, wages would have to be halved. That is impossible
  to implement politically, but without a steep wage cut, the economy
  will continue to stagnate" [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/germany-has-been-winner-globalization-process

[7]The Jerusalem Syndrome
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/wpqhwu

Chris Nashawaty | Wired | 17 February 2012

A man becomes so convinced he is Samson, he tries to pull down the
  Western Wall. A woman persuades herself she is the Virgin Mary, even
  heads to Bethlehem to find her child, Jesus. Why can Jerusalem cause
  such strange behaviour? [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/jerusalem-syndrome

[9]Portrait Of The Young Vladimir Putin
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/wjdylZ

Masha Gessen | Daily Beast | 20 February 2012

Book extract. "He has created his own mythology of a child of
  post-siege Leningrad, a mean, hungry, impoverished place that bred
  mean, hungry, ferocious children." In fact, he was relatively well-off.
  But still mean and ferocious [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/portrait-young-vladimir-putin

[11]Fossil Fuels: I'm Not Dead Yet
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/zMWavm

Tom Murphy | Do The Math | 14 February 2012

Gulf between fossil fuels and alternatives is huge in many ways. We
  cannot simply shift sources of energy. Instead, there'll be a
  transition. And that will involve large-scale exploitation of
  alternative fossil fuels [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/fossil-fuels-im-not-dead-yet

[13]Manufacturing Illusions
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/ysBIZo

Robert Reich | Robert Reich | 17 February 2012

"Suddenly, manufacturing is back – at least on the American election
  trail. But don’t be fooled. The real issue isn’t how to get
  manufacturing back. It’s how to get good jobs and good wages back. They
  aren’t at all the same thing" [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/manufacturing-illusions

[15]Germania: Hitler's Dream Capital
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/x9ljLA

Roger Moorhouse | History Today | 16 February 2012

"Speer’s planned rebuilding of Berlin is too readily dismissed as a
  Nazi pipedream; a still-born manifestation of Hitler’s architectural
  fantasies thankfully confined to the drawing board." In fact, it was
  central to Nazi ideology [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/germania-hitlers-dream-capital

FiveBooks Interview

[17]David Goodhart on Immigration and Multiculturalism
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/david-goodhart-on-immigration-and-multiculturalism

Managing immigration has become a key political question of our times.
  The author of a forthcoming book on the subject tells us about the
  British experience, and what helps multiculturalism succeed or fail
  [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/david-goodhart-on-immigration-and-multiculturalism

Featured Special Report

[19]Democracy
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/reports/democracy

Are Western states true democracies? Has democracy become a casualty of
  the financial crisis? Can you have too much democracy? Read on to find
  out [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/democracy

Reader Recommendations

@[21]polit2k ".. not a final definitive rescue of Greece" BBC News -
  Greece: Dangerous precedent? | Robert Peston
  [22]t.co/c3ezHA1w #[23]greece [24]#browsings [25]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/polit2k
      22. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-17110089
      23. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#greece
      24. https://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/dior-dior-autobiography-christian-dior-by-christian-dior

[27]Dior by Dior by Christian Dior
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/dior-dior-autobiography-christian-dior-by-christian-dior

[28]Justine Picardie says: "Dior’s autobiography is very sober in tone,
  which is true of the designer’s own personality. But it’s a fascinating
  insight into the New Look" [29]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/justine-picardie-on-fashion-biographies
      29. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[30]Gorilla Lured By iPhone
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/videos/gorilla-lured-iphone

Ingenious zoo-going hack. And it works on higher-order primates too
  [31]More videos
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[32]Jacob Kirkegaard, on crisis
    Links:
      32. http://themonkeycage.org/blog/2012/02/15/brinkmanship-and-the-euro-still-a-bad-idea

"The essence of crisis is unpredictability. The crisis that is
    confidently believed to involve no danger of things getting out of
    hand is no crisis"

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

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