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[1]A selection of our best article links of the week, plus featured
  FiveBooks interviews, videos, quotations and more.
    Links:
      1. http://thebrowser.com

Weekly Newsletter

Best of the Week

[5]The Two Year Window
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/tdHedQ

Jonathan Cohn | New Republic | 9 November 2011

Neuroscience uncovers an ugly truth: "Neglect of very young children does
  not merely stunt their emotional development. It changes the architecture of
  their brains." Important implications for battle against poverty (Ungated
  for us) [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/two-year-window

[7]Will This Election Be The Mormon Breakthrough?
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/ssv2tK

Harold Bloom | NYT | 12 November 2011

Bloom on magnificent form in this most elegant evisceration of Mormonism
  (old and new) and Mitt Romney. But why stop there? Bloom doesn't, sliding
  the knife into Southern Baptists and wider American religion and politics
  too [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/will-election-be-mormon-breakthrough

[9]The Educational Lottery
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/sdglE5

Steven Brint | LA Review of Books | 15 November 2011

Superb, highly readable essay on state of higher education. Focuses on
  America, but debate and tensions over access, standards, goals and
  aspirations will be familiar to readers in Britain and elsewhere
  [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/educational-lottery

[11]Capitalism Vs The Climate
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/w3LFAh

Naomi Klein | Nation | 9 November 2011

"Climate change detonates the ideological scaffolding on which contemporary
  conservatism rests." To resolve the ecological crisis will require radical
  overhaul of free market capitalism. Outstanding essay explains why
  [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/capitalism-vs-climate

[13]This Is Penn State
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/tEvq1q

Jon Wertheim & David Epstein | Sports Illustrated | 15 November 2011

And this is what you should read if you want to know about the most
  explosive scandal in the history of US college sports. And why one of those
  whose careers it ended was "arguably the most unfireable person in all of
  sports" [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/penn-state

[15]The Truth About Violence
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/w3r1sI

Sam Harris | Sam Harris | 5 November 2011

"It is overwhelmingly likely that some of you will become the targets of
  violence in the future. The purpose of this essay is to help prepare you for
  it." So begins a masterful blogpost that explains the essentials of
  self-defence [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/truth-about-violence

[17]The Bible Of King James
    Links:
      17. http://b.rw/sXFl9p

Adam Nicholson | National Gegraphic | 15 November 2011

"No other book has given more to the English-speaking world. You don't have
  to be a Christian to hear the power of those words—simple in vocabulary,
  cosmic in scale, stately in their rhythms, deeply emotional in their impact"
  [18]Comments
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/articles/bible-king-james

[19]The Food At Our Feet
    Links:
      19. http://b.rw/uX3aDh

Jane Kramer | New Yorker | 14 November 2011

Pursuit of wild food has become fashionable. But wrap up, and take care.
  Writer goes foraging with the experts for wild asparagus, beach horseradish,
  orchid roots with more protein than _filet de boeuf_. And much, much more
  [20]Comments
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/articles/food-our-feet

FiveBooks Interview

[21]May Berenbaum on Bugs
    Links:
      21. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/may-berenbaum-on-bugs

Insects  outnumber  us, outweigh us, and without them ecosystems would
  collapse. In short, we live on their planet. The entomologist explains why
  we should value bugs more – even, or especially, the carrion beetles and
  dung feeders [22]Read on
    Links:
      22. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/may-berenbaum-on-bugs

Featured Topic

[23]Syria Revolts
    Links:
      23. http://thebrowser.com/reports/syria-revolts

Months of anti-government protests; a brutal response by the authorities.
  But what's really going on in Syria? Read on to find out  [24]Read on
    Links:
      24. http://thebrowser.com/reports/syria-revolts

Reader Recommendations

_@nuzav_ Timothy Geithner's Best Asset: Everybody Hates Him - The Atlantic
  [25]t.co/9rdVmd4S via [26]#browsings [27]More like this
    Links:
      25. http://t.co/9rdVmd4S
      26. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      27. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Week

[28]Book of the Day
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/letters-young-contrarian-by-christopher-hitchens

[29]Letters to a Young Contrarian by Christopher Hitchens
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/letters-young-contrarian-by-christopher-hitchens

[30]Carne Ross says: “This is a wonderful book about the transformative
  power of argument and it deserves to be a classic” [31]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/carne-ross-on-leaderless-revolution
      31. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks

Video of the Week

[32]Leonardo da Vinci - Painter At The Court of Milan
    Links:
      32. http://thebrowser.com/videos/leonardo-da-vinci-painter-court-milan

Tour around the truly incredible Leonardo exhibition at the National Gallery
  in London, with curator Luke Syson
  [33]More videos
    Links:
      33. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Week

[34]Jean-Claude Juncker, on the euro crisis
    Links:
      34. http://www.spectator.co.uk/essays/all/7378428/europes-hit-squad.thtml

"We all know what to do, but we don’t know how to get re-elected once we
    have done it"

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

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