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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

[6]Greece’s Choice: Bargaining Versus Pleading
    Links:
      6. http://b.rw/K7Mobp

Yanis Varoufakis | Yanis Varoufakis | 15 June 2012

"If the essence of tragedy is good people caught up in a vicious
  dilemma that makes it impossible for them clearly to distinguish the
  virtuous from the disastrous choice, Greek voters are experiencing a
  very real, personal tragedy" [7]Comments
    Links:
      7. https://thebrowser.com/articles/greece’s-choice-bargaining-versus-pleading

[8]The Rainmakers
    Links:
      8. http://b.rw/KsIgYo

George Pendle | FT | 15 June 2012

"The urge to change the weather has existed for as long as humans have
  been subject to it". Plutarch believed battles could produce rain by
  imitating sound of thunder. Nowadays the big hope is for cloud seeding.
  But will it work? [9]Comments
    Links:
      9. https://thebrowser.com/articles/rainmakers

[10]Bully Pulpit
    Links:
      10. http://b.rw/K7Ju6G

Jane Mayer | New Yorker | 11 June 2012

Says talk-show host Bryan Fischer: "A rational culture will
  discriminate against adultery, pedophilia, rape, bestiality, and, yes,
  homosexual behavior." His goal is to make this view the official stance
  of the Republican Party [11]Comments
    Links:
      11. https://thebrowser.com/articles/bully-pulpit

[12]Bath Salts: Deep In The Heart Of America's New Drug Nightmare
    Links:
      12. http://b.rw/KGD13X

Natasha Vargas-Cooper | Spin | 14 June 2012

Will bath salts become the next devastating drug epidemic – like crack
  in the 1980s? "With LSD, you might see pink elephants, but with this
  drug, you see demons, aliens, extreme paranoia, heart attacks, and
  superhuman strength" [13]Comments
    Links:
      13. https://thebrowser.com/articles/bath-salts-deep-heart-americas-new-drug-nightmare

[14]Why Weren't They Grateful?
    Links:
      14. http://b.rw/KGEMyi

Pankaj Mishra | London Review Of Books | 13 June 2012

Muhammad Mossadegh was, a new biography says, the first liberal leader
  of the modern Middle East. He was sophisticated in his conception of
  liberty, more democratically minded than Ataturk. But his timing was
  all wrong [15]Comments
    Links:
      15. https://thebrowser.com/articles/why-werent-they-grateful

[16]The Simple, Humble, Surprisingly Sexy Button
    Links:
      16. http://b.rw/L0lQPv

Jude Stewart | Slate | 14 June 2012

"Buttons may seem humble today, but they have a decidedly racy side."
  First decorative, then functional they evolved into emblems of sex and
  money, used to highlight "sites of vitality, embarrassment, and thrill"
  [17]Comments
    Links:
      17. https://thebrowser.com/articles/simple-humble-surprisingly-sexy-button

FiveBooks Interview

[18]Paul Theroux on Travelling
    Links:
      18. https://thebrowser.com/interviews/paul-theroux-on-travelling

Travel is a leap in the dark, says Paul Theroux – and one that will
  leave you a different person at the other end. He recommends five
  travel books that inspired him, from Mark Twain at sea to VS Naipaul in
  India [19]Read on
    Links:
      19. https://thebrowser.com/interviews/paul-theroux-on-travelling

Featured Special Report

[20]The New Islamists
    Links:
      20. https://thebrowser.com/reports/new-islamists

The Arab Spring created opportunities for the region's Islamist
  movements. What are they making of their chance? [21]Read on
    Links:
      21. https://thebrowser.com/reports/new-islamists

Reader Recommendations

@[22]polit2k MT @[23]paulmasonnews:  [24]t.co/i5Y1Gsuf. It's all down
  to Germany, whatever GR decides today.  #[25]browsings #[26]greece
    Links:
      22. http://twitter.com/polit2k
      23. http://twitter.com/paulmasonnews
      24. http://t.co/i5Y1Gsuf.
      25. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#browsings
      26. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#greece

[27]More like this
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[28]Book of the Day
    Links:
      28. https://thebrowser.com/recommended/black-and-blue-how-racism-drugs-and-cancer-almost-destroyed-me-by-paul-canoville

[29]Black and Blue by Paul Canoville
    Links:
      29. https://thebrowser.com/recommended/black-and-blue-how-racism-drugs-and-cancer-almost-destroyed-me-by-paul-canoville

[30]David Baddiel says: “He’s 50 now and really looks very well,
  considering that racism, drugs and cancer almost destroyed him”
  [31]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/david-baddiel-on-football
      31. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[32]Why Taxes Have To Be Raised On The Rich
    Links:
      32. https://thebrowser.com/videos/why-taxes-have-be-raised-rich

"Trickle-down economics is bunk"
  [33]More videos
    Links:
      33. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[34]Warren Buffett, on lobbying
    Links:
      34. http://www.farnamstreetblog.com/tax-code-and-incentives

"Every line in the tax code is there because someone was fighting
    for it. The people who care about that line are concentrated and
    focused on it, and people who are affected by that line are diffused
    and really not even aware of it"

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

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