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

[5]Financial Reform: Unfinished Business
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/vKBJsz

Paul Volcker | NYRB | 3 November 2011

Compelling call for action on finance industry. "Structural change is
  necessary. As it stands, the reform effort is incomplete. It needs fresh
  impetus. I challenge governments and central banks to take up the unfinished
  agenda" [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/financial-reform-unfinished-business

[7]How To Build The Pixar Of The iPad Age
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/vU2gS1

Sarah Rich & Alexis Madrigal | Atlantic | 2 November 2011

"Most of the best things revolve around food, puppets and explosives." Fine
  backgrounder on Moonbot, creative animation company set to revolutionise
  children's e-book market with visually stunning iPad apps [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/how-build-pixar-ipad-age-shreveport-louisiana

[9]Would Obama Greenlight An Israeli Attack On Iran?
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/vOsUHp

Juan Cole | Informed Comment | 4 November 2011

There's much talk in Israel about bombing Iran. Hard to judge if
  Netanyahu/Barak are serious or just trying to intimidate Tehran. But
  doubtful they'd launch attack without US green light. Here's why they're
  unlikely to get one [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/would-obama-greenlight-israeli-attack-iran

[11]The Rules Of Succession
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/vJOjmZ

Sarah Ellison | Vanity Fair | 3 November 2011

On the sparring and jockeying for position among Rupert Murdoch's children.
  And, when their spouses are included, there's plenty of ill-feeling to go
  around. An enjoyable weekend read, if a little short on new information
  [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/rules-succession

[13]Save Us From White Knights
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/uaELml

Matt Steinglass | Economist | 4 November 2011

Americans periodically look to non-politicians for new leadership. Witness
  rise of Herman Cain. But do outsiders do well? Main examples in American
  history: Eisenhower and Hoover. In world politics: Putin. Not all that
  encouraging [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/save-us-white-knights

[15]An Unexpected Alliance
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/tVeVqt

Lee Siegel | Intelligent Life | 1 November 2011

On the correspondence between Groucho Marx and TS Eliot. Began when Eliot, a
  fan of "Duck Soup", asked for a picture of Marx, and led to an awkward
  dinner. "The two men found a mesmerising bond in each other’s very
  alienness" [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/unexpected-alliance

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Larry Doyle on Comic Writing
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/larry-doyle-on-comic-writing

What makes for great comic writing? Is it possible to say? The author and
  former Simpsons writer gives us his personal choice of five pitch-perfect
  examples [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/larry-doyle-on-comic-writing

Featured Topic

[19]Moral Philosophy
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/reports/moral-philosophy

Do babies have morals? Does surveillance make us better? Is free will an
  illusion or not? Is there such a thing as evil? Get to grips with the big
  questions of right and wrong [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/moral-philosophy

Reader Recommendations

@[21]polit2k Britain turns on 'disreputable' Germany as relations sour over
  eurozone crisis | Nicholas Watt[22]
  t.co/CeD8p0hb @[23]guardian #[24]browsings [25]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/polit2k
      22. http://t.co/CeD8p0hb
      23. http://twitter.com/guardian
      24. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#browsings
      25. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[26]Book of the Day
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/my-traitor’s-heart-south-african-exile-returns-face-his-country-his-tribe-and-his-consci

[27]My Traitor’s Heart by Rian Malan
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/my-traitor’s-heart-south-african-exile-returns-face-his-country-his-tribe-and-his-consci

[28]Heather Brooke says: “ My Traitor’s Heart is perhaps the most important
  memoir that has ever been published by a white South African. Here is a man
  who stared into the irreconcilable inner turmoils that are implicit in the
  condition of African whiteness" [29]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/heather-brooke-on-holding-power-account
      29. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[30]Siri Meets Furby
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/videos/siri-meets-furby

A one-joke video. But prophetic. Soon the world will be full of machines
  conversing [31]More videos
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[32]Will Self, on crowds
    Links:
      32. http://moreintelligentlife.com/content/ideas/ian-leslie/crowds

“The crowd is stupider than the averaging of its component minds"

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

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