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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]Local Wars Blur Al Qaeda's Threat To West
    Links:
      6. http://b.rw/MAblm6

William Maclean | Reuters | 5 July 2012

"Al Qaeda has become a useful label for any group that pursues local
  aims but wishes to exaggerate its reach and sophistication." There's no
  longer a centrally-directed network; Bin Laden's ideas are being
  politely ignored [7]Comments
    Links:
      7. https://thebrowser.com/articles/local-wars-blur-al-qaedas-threat-west

[8]Crisis Forces 'Dismal Science' To Get Real
    Links:
      8. http://b.rw/LNa0Xr

Sara Ledwith & Antonella Ciancio | Reuters | 3 July 2012

Orthodox economics is in crisis. Many tenets look flawed; its models
  divorced from reality. Can it adapt? It needs to: "If students of
  medicine would learn such rubbish, you would be afraid to go to your
  doctor, no?" [9]Comments
    Links:
      9. https://thebrowser.com/articles/crisis-forces-dismal-science-get-real

[10]The Age Of Illusion
    Links:
      10. http://b.rw/NC8GCB

Jake Blumgart | Jacobin | 17 June 2012

Thought-provoking interview with political commentator Chris Hayes.
  "Meritocracy contains the seeds of its own destruction. It concedes
  inequality. As an ethos it doesn’t trouble itself with what the results
  are going to be" [11]Comments
    Links:
      11. https://thebrowser.com/articles/age-illusion

[12]What If He'd Made It Earlier?
    Links:
      12. http://b.rw/M7eyEQ

David Runciman | London Review Of Books | 4 July 2012

Volume four of Robert Caro's monumental LBJ biography has already been
  widely reviewed, but this late addition to the ranks is a hugely
  satisfying, informative and enjoyable read. The story begins with the
  presidential race of 1960 [13]Comments
    Links:
      13. https://thebrowser.com/articles/what-if-hed-made-it-earlier

[14]California's Bioterror Mystery
    Links:
      14. http://b.rw/RdhjIp

Zoe Corbyn | Failure | 1 July 2012

Not everyone likes California's eucalyptus trees. Not the insect pests
  that are attacking them – and maybe not just the insects. One scientist
  is convinced the pests were introduced deliberately. Is it a case of
  bioterrorism? [15]Comments
    Links:
      15. https://thebrowser.com/articles/californias-bioterror-mystery

[16]You’re Addicted To What?
    Links:
      16. http://b.rw/N8VsAW

Marty Klein | Humanist | 1 July 2012

"In thirty-one years as a sex therapist, marriage counselor, and
  psychotherapist, I’ve never seen sex addiction. I’ve heard about
  virtually every sexual variation, obsession, fantasy, trauma, but I’ve
  never seen sex addiction" [17]Comments
    Links:
      17. https://thebrowser.com/articles/you’re-addicted-what

FiveBooks Interview

[18]Carol Dweck on Success
    Links:
      18. https://thebrowser.com/interviews/carol-dweck-on-success

Challenge-seeking, resilience and the right attitude towards failure
  are key factors in success, says the researcher and author of Mindset,
  who tells us about growth versus fixed mindsets, and how to change your
  brain [19]Read on
    Links:
      19. https://thebrowser.com/interviews/carol-dweck-on-success

Featured Special Report

[20]The Libor Scandal
    Links:
      20. https://thebrowser.com/reports/libor-scandal

Barclays has been fined and its chief executive forced out. What's it
  all about? And who's next? [21]Read on
    Links:
      21. https://thebrowser.com/reports/libor-scandal

Reader Recommendations

@[22]obitmag King Zahir Shah, and the Exiled Monarch: On the Lost
  Archetype of Deposed Royalty  [23]t.co/XHSAayLo #[24]longreads
  #[25]longformorg #[26]browsings
    Links:
      22. http://twitter.com/obitmag
      23. http://t.co/XHSAayLo
      24. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#longreads
      25. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#longformorg
      26. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#browsings

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

Book of the Day

[28]Book of the Day
    Links:
      28. https://thebrowser.com/recommended/too-much-know-by-ann-m-blair

[29]Too Much To Know by Ann Blair
    Links:
      29. https://thebrowser.com/recommended/too-much-know-by-ann-m-blair

[30]Leah Price says: “It forces us to question the self-pitying sense
  in which we think we are more deluged by information than anyone was
  ever before”[31]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/leah-price-on-history-reading
      31. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[32]David Mitchell's Soapbox: The Atkins Diet
    Links:
      32. https://thebrowser.com/videos/david-mitchells-soapbox-atkins-diet

Who'd want a bacon sandwich without the sandwich?
  [33]More videos
    Links:
      33. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[34]Christopher Hitchens, on Bashar al-Assad
    Links:
      34. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/right-turn/post/syrias-torture-archipelago-and-romneys-listless-foreign-policy/2012/07/03/gJQA1MgHLW_blog.html

"Bony-thin and with a scrubby moustache, he looks for all the world
    like a cretin impersonating a toothbrush"

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

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