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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]Top 10 Lessons Of The Iraq War
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/GCdjiO

Stephen Walt | Foreign Policy | 20 March 2012

Concise, punchy, cut-out-and-keep guide. Read it now; even better,
  bring it out again when talk next surfaces that invading and trying to
  remake a foreign country would be a good idea. It very rarely is
  [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/top-10-lessons-iraq-war

[7]Age Of Double Standards
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/GA545z

Robert Kuttner | American Prospect | 19 March 2012

American corporations declare bankruptcy without shame, wipe away
  debts, recapitalise, resume business. Whereas bankrupt individuals lose
  everything, including homes. Why? Because banks and corporations have
  political power [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/age-double-standards

[9]Should Science Pull The Trigger On Antiviral Drugs—That Can Blast The
Common Cold?
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/GCJk5V

Carl Zimmer | Wired | 20 March 2012

Inside the hunt for a Penicillin equivalent for viruses. "We might be
  able to eradicate any type of virus we want. Someday we might even be
  faced with a question that today sounds absurd: Are there viruses that
  need protecting?" [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/should-science-pull-trigger-antiviral-drugs—-can-blast-common-cold

[11]Britain's Politicians Lose The Power Of Speech
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/GGVcTA

Peter Hoskin | Telegraph | 20 March 2012

Best political speech of the century is still the valedictory given six
  years ago by Tony Blair. And even that was memorable mainly for a
  single joke. Modern fashion demands simplicity, banality, brevity, a
  few soundbites [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/britains-politicians-lose-power-speech

[13]Is Boeing’s 737 An Airplane Prone To Problems?
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/xrWIOd

Clive Irving | Newsweek | 19 March 2012

The 737 is the workhorse of many fleets. One takes off or lands every
  2.5 seconds. It's been partially redesigned over the years, but the
  fuselage has remained substantially the same. And flying has changed a
  lot since the sixties [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/boeing’s-737-airplane-prone-problems

[15]A Robot Stole My Pulitzer!
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/FQDzXx

Evgeny Morozov | Slate | 19 March 2012

"Producing and tweaking stories on the spot, customized to suit the
  interests and intellectual habits of just one particular reader, is
  exactly what automated journalism allows—and why it's worth worrying
  about" [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/robot-stole-my-pulitzer

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Juliet Schor on Consumption and the Environment
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/juliet-schor-on-consumption-and-environment

The author of True Wealth suggests how we can rethink our patterns of
  consumption and approach our relationship with nature in a new, less
  damaging, way [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/juliet-schor-on-consumption-and-environment

Featured Special Report

[19]Mitt Romney
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/reports/mitt-romney

Slowly, he's clawing his way to the Republican nomination. But what
  makes the man who would be president tick? [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/mitt-romney

Reader Recommendations

@[21]rszbt China spends $200m for new over-the-top AU headquarters. RT
  @[22]NiuB The Chinese-African Union - FP Slide Show[23]t.co/goopTZ7T
  [24]#browsings [25]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/rszbt
      22. http://twitter.com/NiuB
      23. http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/03/19/african_union_addis_ababa
      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/move-your-shadow-south-africa-black-and-white-by-joseph-lelyveld

[27]Move Your Shadow by Joseph Lelyveld
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/move-your-shadow-south-africa-black-and-white-by-joseph-lelyveld

[28]John Carlin says: "In this you get both the sense of the
  macro-madness of apartheid with a deeply close-up view of what it was
  like to live as a black person then" [29]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/john-carlin-on-understanding-mandela-and-south-africa
      29. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[30]Flying Like A Bird
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/videos/flying-bird

With the help of an Android phone, some video game controllers, and
  home-made wings Jarno Smeets can fly like a bird. Here he is in action.
  Extraordinary
  [31]More videos
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[32]John Kay, on Keynes
    Links:
      32. http://www.johnkay.com/2012/03/21/building-can-help-britain-balance-the-books-and-boost-jobs

"Keynes famously advocated reducing unemployment by employing people
    to dig holes and fill them in again: today it would be enough to
    employ them to fill the potholes that are already there"

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

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