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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]Why Women Still Can't Have It All
    Links:
      6. http://b.rw/KAH2uh

Anne-Marie Slaughter | Atlantic | 21 June 2012

"Women of my generation have clung to the feminist credo we were raised
  with, that we can 'have it all'. But my experience has forced me to
  confront some uncomfortable facts that need to be widely
  acknowledged—and quickly changed" [7]Comments
    Links:
      7. https://thebrowser.com/articles/why-women-still-cant-have-it-all

[8]Can The Rest Of Europe Stand Up To Germany?
    Links:
      8. http://b.rw/MveCiu

Anatole Kaletsky | Reuters | 20 June 2012

"Germany is too big and powerful to coexist comfortably with its
  European neighbours in any political structure ruled purely by national
  interests. Yet it isn’t big and powerful enough to dominate its
  neighbours decisively" [9]Comments
    Links:
      9. https://thebrowser.com/articles/can-rest-europe-stand-germany

[10]Peak Planet: Are We Starting To Consume Less?
    Links:
      10. http://b.rw/KMMY4L

Fred Pearce | New Scientist | 20 June 2012

Sooner or later, most argue, our relentless extraction of natural
  resources, coupled with a steadily increasing population, will damage
  our planet irreparably. But is this view misguided? Here are the
  arguments, for and against [11]Comments
    Links:
      11. https://thebrowser.com/articles/peak-planet-are-we-starting-consume-less

[12]Could The Euro Destroy The EU?
    Links:
      12. http://b.rw/MvcYgP

Kemal Dervis & Javier Solana | Europe's World | 20 June 2012

Expert analysis of eurozone woes. And threat crisis poses to whole
  European Union. Immediate future looks bleak. "Europe is at the
  crossroads: Either it moves ahead with greater sharing of sovereignty,
  or it may well collapse" [13]Comments
    Links:
      13. https://thebrowser.com/articles/could-euro-destroy-eu

[14]What Happens When We Turn The World's Most Famous Robot Test On
Ourselves?
    Links:
      14. http://b.rw/M8D5xl

Evan Selinger | Atlantic | 20 June 2012

Moving the goalposts of the Turing Test. Could you pass muster as an
  authority in a specialist field? Convince an expert that you're the
  real deal? The skill's called "interactional expertise". Here's what we
  know about it [15]Comments
    Links:
      15. https://thebrowser.com/articles/what-happens-when-we-turn-worlds-most-famous-computer-test-ourselves

[16]My Father's Voice
    Links:
      16. http://b.rw/M8CD26

Taylor Plimpton | New Yorker | 17 June 2012

"If George Plimpton wasn’t my father and I’d never met him, and I heard
  that voice emerge from his lips and matched it with his severe Roman
  features and his usual blue blazer, I might have assumed that he was a
  little pompous" [17]Comments
    Links:
      17. https://thebrowser.com/articles/my-fathers-voice

FiveBooks Interview

[18]Peter Bergen on Osama bin Laden
    Links:
      18. https://thebrowser.com/interviews/peter-bergen-on-osama-bin-laden

Many thought that 9/11 was the start of an Al-Qaeda assault on the
  West, but it turned out to be Bin Laden’s Pearl Harbor – a victory that
  led to strategic defeat – says one of the few reporters who met the
  Saudi-born militant [19]Read on
    Links:
      19. https://thebrowser.com/interviews/peter-bergen-on-osama-bin-laden

Featured Special Report

[20]Healthcare in America
    Links:
      20. https://thebrowser.com/reports/healthcare-america

The battle over US healthcare reform reaches the Supreme Court. Here's
  what's at stake [21]Read on
    Links:
      21. https://thebrowser.com/reports/healthcare-america

Reader Recommendations

@[22]polit2k RT @[23]davewiner: Simon Johnson: The End of the Euro Is
  Not About Austerity. [24]t.co/rD6XkWbE #[25]eurocrisis
  #[26]browsings #[27]gfc2
    Links:
      22. http://twitter.com/polit2k
      23. http://twitter.com/davewiner
      24. http://t.co/rD6XkWbE
      25. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#eurocrisis
      26. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#browsings
      27. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#gfc2

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

Book of the Day

[29]Book of the Day
    Links:
      29. https://thebrowser.com/recommended/hidden-history-women’s-ordination-by-gary-macy

[30]The Hidden History of Women’s Ordination by Gary Macy
    Links:
      30. https://thebrowser.com/recommended/hidden-history-women’s-ordination-by-gary-macy

[31]Bettany Hughes says: “He says that women had a much stronger role
  in the early church than the official versions tell us. Women were
  working as priests and possibly bishops” [32]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/bettany-hughes-on-divine-women
      32. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[33]On The Internet, Nobody Knows You're A Cat
    Links:
      33. https://thebrowser.com/videos/internet-nobody-knows-youre-cat

This would make a good PSA, don't you think? [34]More videos
    Links:
      34. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[35]Charles Pierce, on drugs in sport
    Links:
      35. http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/8071810/the-roger-clemens-verdict-our-senseless-national-drug-hysteria

"Trying Roger Clemens a second time has to be the biggest waste of
    federal criminal-justice resources since the last time Alberto
    Gonzales drew a paycheck"

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

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