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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]Cocaine Cowboys Know Best Places To Bank
    Links:
      6. http://b.rw/Nelvo8

Jonathan Weil | Bloomberg | 2 August 2012

HSBC helped drug cartels and terrorists launder money through America's
  banking system, says Senate inquiry. Why not put it out of business?
  Because it's "too big too fail". We let our laws and morals fail,
  rather than our banks [7]Comments
    Links:
      7. http://thebrowser.com/articles/cocaine-cowboys-know-best-places-bank

[8]Double Jeopardy
    Links:
      8. http://b.rw/Owf5EI

Geoffrey Sant | Slate | 2 August 2012

In China the wealthy elite rule. So much so that when they find
  themselves convicted of a crime, they'll send a double to do their jail
  time for them. It's such a common practice they even have a phrase for
  it ding zui [9]Comments
    Links:
      9. http://thebrowser.com/articles/double-jeopardy

[10]White Correspondent’s Burden
    Links:
      10. http://b.rw/MCJZbq

Jina Moore | Boston Review | 2 August 2012

Africa has 54 countries and a billion people, but the only stories of
  interest to the Western press involve famine, disease, poverty and
  civil war. Rape and genocide score double points. The news is broken.
  How to fix it? [11]Comments
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/articles/white-correspondent’s-burden

[12]When Old Age And Addiction Collide
    Links:
      12. http://b.rw/MAOyTx

Jennifer Matesa | The Fix | 23 July 2012

They call it Pharmageddon: The latest health crisis to hit America. A
  wave of baby boomers in their fifties and sixties turning to drugs to
  cope with the stresses of ageing. Loneliness, depression, shame lead
  them to a quick fix [13]Comments
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/articles/when-old-age-and-addiction-collide

[14]Caught In The Middle
    Links:
      14. http://b.rw/RegsFz

Samantha Shapiro | ESPN | 1 August 2012

Six years ago, Santhi Soundarajan was thrown out of the Asian Games for
  failing a gender test. It crushed her running career. Now she works as
  a brick maker in her village in India. Is there a better way of dealing
  with such cases? [15]Comments
    Links:
      15. http://thebrowser.com/articles/caught-middle

[16]The Slave Who Circumnavigated The World
    Links:
      16. http://b.rw/MARwrd

Josh Fruhlinger | Awl | 30 July 2012

Enrique of Malacca was captured in the Malay peninsula by Portuguese in
  1519. Became personal slave to Ferdinand Magellan; accompanied him on
  voyage around the world. Promised freedom, then double-crossed. But he
  would take revenge [17]Comments
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/articles/slave-who-circumnavigated-world

FiveBooks Interview

[18]Colin Thubron on Travel Writing
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/colin-thubron-on-travel-writing

The much-travelled author Colin Thubron reflects on more than 40 years
  of writing about other cultures, and shares his own favourite travel
  reading with us [19]Read on
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/colin-thubron-on-travel-writing

Featured Special Report

[20]Consciousness
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/consciousness

What is it? Where did it come from? How can we learn more about it?
  Here's a quick look at what we do and don't know about consciousness
  [21]Read on
    Links:
      21. http://thebrowser.com/reports/consciousness

Reader Recommendations

@BostonReview Robert Kuttner: The government has tools to help remedy
  the #jobs crisis, so why isn't it doing anything? [22]t.co/FKfAAXb4
  [23]#browsings [24]More like this
    Links:
      22. http://t.co/FKfAAXb4
      23. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      24. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[25]Book of the Day
    Links:
      25. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/what-does-it-all-mean-by-thomas-nagel

[26]What Does It All Mean? by Thomas Nagel
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/what-does-it-all-mean-by-thomas-nagel

[27]Nigel Warburton says: “ Nagel goes through all the major areas of
  philosophy with a very light touch. The writing is almost Orwellian in
  its simplicity and directness” [28]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/nigel-warburton-on-introductions-philosophy
      28. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[29]Best Ever Anti-Smoking Ad
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/videos/best-ever-anti-smoking-ad

"Best ever" may be a bold claim, but this is undeniably a powerful
  approach
  [30]More videos
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[31]Leon Wieseltier, on Bruce Springsteen
    Links:
      31. http://www.tnr.com/article/magazine/politics/105712/washington-diarist-saint-in-the-city-springsteen

"It is one of the duties of rock'n'roll to create nostalgia"

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

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