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[1]The Browser
    Links:
      1. http://thebrowser.com

[5]On The Desert Trail Of Tony Blair's Millions
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/n55mjq

Peter Oborne | Telegraph | 23 September 2011

Tony Blair has an interlocking web of jobs, and professional and commercial
  interests. Among them, he works simultaneously for JP Morgan, his own
  consultancy and as a Middle East envoy. Whatever happened to "conflict of
  interest"? [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/desert-trail-tony-blairs-millions

[7]What Our Siblings Do To Us
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/nVcdnt

Adam and Alison Gopnik | NYT | 23 September 2011

Cute idea: Get book on sibling effects reviewed by brother and sister.
  Oldest siblings typically have three-point IQ advantage over younger ones.
  But hard to make scientific findings, because family relations so rich and
  varied [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/what-our-siblings-do-us

[9]Billion Dollar Brains
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/oRkNJ9

April Dembosky | FT | 23 September 2011

Inspiring feature on new wave of 20-something Silicon Valley entrepreneurs.
  Grew up with the web, blogging and social networking. Detest hierarchies,
  employ a trial-and-error leadership style and refuse to cede control to
  investors [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/billion-dollar-brains

[11]Reinvention Of Night
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/oL74CT

Tim Blanning | TLS | 21 September 2011

Cultural and social history of that part of the day when some of us are
  asleep, some of us are out having a good time, and a few of us are working.
  We no longer, by and large, expect to fall foul of witches. Thank the
  electric light [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/reinvention-night-0

[13]Sean Parker: Agent Of Disruption
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/p69FoK

Steven Bertoni | Forbes | 21 September 2011

Enjoyable profile of Napster founder and Facebook president. He's "a human
  accelerant, an idea catalyst who, when combined with the right people, has
  fueled some of the most disruptive companies of the last two decades"
  [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/sean-parker-agent-disruption

[15]Could You Forgive The Man Who Shot You In The Face?
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/qwdt9o

Michael Mooney | D Magazine | 22 September 2011

Not an easy thing to imagine. But Rais Bhuiyan could and did. This is the
  story of his attempt to stay the execution of his would-be killer. Why? “I
  want to see him. I want to talk to him. I want to see that he is a human
  being" [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/could-you-forgive-man-who-shot-you-face

FiveBooks Interview

[17]David Spiegelhalter on Statistics and Risk
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/david-spiegelhalter-on-statistics-and-risk

Every statistic is the result of someone’s work, and we’d do well to ask
  ourselves why it was created. That way, says the statistician, we have a
  better chance of working out when dangers are being overstated and data
  misused [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/david-spiegelhalter-on-statistics-and-risk

Featured Topic

[19]Palestine And The UN
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/topics/palestine-and-un

The Palestinians are seeking enhanced status at the UN in a move aimed at
  advancing their statehood ambitions. How will the process play out and what
  are the implications for Palestinians, and for Israel? Read on to find out
  [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/topics/palestine-and-un

Reader Recommendations

[21]@polit2k The great euro swindle | Peter Oborne and Frances Weaver -
  Telegraph[22] t.co/iwOIiiKa @[23]Telegraph
  #[24]gfc2 #[25]browsings [26]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/polit2k
      22. http://t.co/iwOIiiKa
      23. http://twitter.com/Telegraph
      24. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#gfc2
      25. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#browsings
      26. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[27]Book of the Day
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/le-temps-des-boni-by-denis-lalanne

[28]Le Temps des Boni by Denis Lalanne
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/le-temps-des-boni-by-denis-lalanne

[29]Richard Beard says: “ This book embodies the romantic French approach to
  rugby.  They  have a tenderness for rugby that comes out in this book"
  [30]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/richard-beard-on-rugby
      30. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[31]Netflix: The Animated Verson
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/videos/netflix-animated-verson

From the people who brought you the Tiger Woods story, and many more since.
  The've expanded into business journalism [32]More videos
    Links:
      32. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[33]Lori Fena, on privacy:
    Links:
      33. http://allthingsd.com/20110924/qotd-internet-anthropology

"Internet: Nobody knows you’re a dog. Facebook: Everyone knows you’re a
    dog"

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

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