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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

[5]An End To The War On Drugs
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/IPnWgN

Alma Guillermoprieto | NYRB | 12 April 2012

Central and South American leaders are bracing themselves to break with
  the United States and abandon the "war on drugs". They can't win it.
  The costs are too great. What follows? Perhaps legalisation for
  marijuana, at least [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/end-war-drugs

[7]Jonah Lehrer: The Man With The Big Ideas
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/IV2Ei3

David Gelles | FT | 14 April 2012

Enjoyable profile of everybody's favourite popular science writer,
  Jonah Lehrer. Former Rhodes scholar at Oxford with a passion for
  neuroscience, and a flair for writing. “Genius is like porn, you know
  it when you see it” [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/jonah-lehrer-man-big-ideas

[9]My So-Called Ex-Gay Life
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/ItpLRX

Gabriel Arana | American Prospect | 11 April 2012

Arana recalls teenage experience of being pushed into undergoing ex-gay
  therapy. It didn't work, of course. Far from it. Years later, he
  confronts the psychologist who made a career out of offering this
  therapy [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/my-so-called-ex-gay-life

[11]National Responsibility And Historic Crimes
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/IE7m6o

Anonymous | Philosopher's Beard | 12 April 2012

Should countries apologise for historic crimes? Consider national
  identity: Is a country the same one that committed the crime? And
  collective responsibility: Can an entire population be held accountable
  for a country's actions? [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/national-responsibility-and-historic-crimes

[13]Killer At 70,000 Feet
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/IyWzJD

Mark Betancourt | Air & Space | 26 March 2012

On flying a U2 spy plane. Or what happens when technology pushes the
  human body beyond its limits. Nausea, disorientation, even
  hallucinations are common. Occasionally a pilot passes out. But the
  real problems begin after landing [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/killer-70000-feet

[15]Food's Biggest Scam: The Great Kobe Beef Lie
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/HGC2Dj

Larry Olmsted | Forbes | 12 April 2012

Think you’ve tasted the famous Japanese Kobe beef? You may have in
  Japan, but in the US? No. You can't get it in stores, not by mail, and
  certainly not in restaurants, no matter how fancy, or what they
  claimed. You have been duped [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/foods-biggest-scam-great-kobe-beef-lie

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Giles Coren on Food Writing
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/giles-coren-on-food-writing

The London Times award-winning food columnist takes an irreverent look
  at the world of food writing, from restaurant critics to celebrity
  chefs
  [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/giles-coren-on-food-writing

Featured Special Report

[19]Syria Revolts
    Links:
      19. 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? It's all here
  [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/syria-revolts

Reader Recommendations

@[21]nuzav My Life as a Failed Country Gentleman [22]t.co/RAqtdvmn via
  @[23]WSJ #[24]Browsings
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/nuzav
      22. http://t.co/RAqtdvmn
      23. http://twitter.com/WSJ
      24. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#Browsings

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

Book of the Day

[26]Book of the Day
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/let-our-fame-be-great-journeys-among-defiant-people-caucasus-by-oliver-bullough

[27]Let Our Fame Be Great by Oliver Bullough
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/let-our-fame-be-great-journeys-among-defiant-people-caucasus-by-oliver-bullough

[28]Edward Lucas says: “Bullough looks at the forgotten history of the
  Caucasus. His focus is on the Circassians and one of the great untold
  stories of the 19th century” [29]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/edward-lucas-on-putin-and-russian-history
      29. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[30]Punishment and Profits
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/videos/punishment-and-profits

When immigrant detention is a business opportunity
  [31]More videos
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[32]Douglas Coupland's Law Of Telephony
    Links:
      32. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/13/opinion/13coupland.html

No matter what technology is used, your monthly phone bill magically
    remains about the same size

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

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