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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]Life With Syria’s Rebels In A Cold And Cunning War
    Links:
      6. http://b.rw/RBKLvF

CJ Chivers | NYT | 21 August 2012

Reporter embeds with the "Lions of Tawhid", rebel group fighting near
  Aleppo. Mix of civilians who took up arms and army defectors who joined
  them. One of many such bands that are gradually getting organised and
  battle-hardened [7]Comments
    Links:
      7. http://thebrowser.com/articles/life-syria’s-rebels-cold-and-cunning-war

[8]A World Of 'Hillbilly Heroin'
    Links:
      8. http://b.rw/TUjAd9

Chris Hedges | TomDispatch | 21 August 2012

Opiate addiction is destroying West Virginia. "For fun, addicts,
  especially the young, hold 'pharm parties', in which they combine their
  pills in a bowl, scoop out handfuls of medication, swallow them, and
  wait to feel the result" [9]Comments
    Links:
      9. http://thebrowser.com/articles/world-hillbilly-heroin

[10]From Bible-Belt Pastor To Atheist Leader
    Links:
      10. http://b.rw/PwiN1u

Robert Worth | NYT | 22 August 2012

Robert Worth goes to DeRidder, Louisiana to meet a hero of the American
  atheist movement – a former preacher who, at great personal cost,
  discarded his Christianity. "We can't leave the cause to
  intellectuals," he says [11]Comments
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/articles/bible-belt-pastor-atheist-leader

[12]Dear Mr. Akin, I Want You To Imagine...
    Links:
      12. http://b.rw/RBZCXa

Eve Ensler | Huffington Post | 20 August 2012

And still he won't stand down. In the meantime, here's a powerful piece
  of writing in which the author of The Vagina Monologues takes aim at
  the Missouri congressman for his recent comments about rape (h/t Daniel
  Lippman) [13]Comments
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/articles/dear-mr-akin-i-want-you-imagine

[14]The Euro Is Not In Trouble; The People Are
    Links:
      14. http://b.rw/SgHU95

Vincent Navarro | Counterpunch | 16 August 2012

"The major forces behind the Euro have done very well and continue to
  do so. As long as they continue to benefit from the Euro’s existence,
  the Euro will continue to exist." Interesting take on the history and
  future of eurozone [15]Comments
    Links:
      15. http://thebrowser.com/articles/euro-not-trouble-people-are

[16]Interview: Francis Ford Coppola
    Links:
      16. http://b.rw/Sa4uSn

Anisse Gross | Rumpus | 17 August 2012

Interesting throughout. "The short story does much better in
  translation to film than a novel. It’s already in the right shape and
  size. A movie is like writing a haiku. You have to be so pared down.
  Everything has to be so loaded" [17]Comments
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/articles/interview-francis-ford-coppola

FiveBooks Interview

[18]Mira Kirshenbaum on Relationship Therapy
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/mira-kirshenbaum-on-relationship-therapy

Relationship guru Mira Kirshenbaum tells us to forget about the ‘Mars
  and Venus junk’ and to concentrate on the mismatched narratives in our
  relationships [19]Read on
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/mira-kirshenbaum-on-relationship-therapy

Featured Special Report

[20]Women and the Workplace
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/women-and-workplace

Women in the West may be slowly winning the battle for workplace
  equality. But at what price? [21]Read on
    Links:
      21. http://thebrowser.com/reports/women-and-workplace

Reader Recommendations

@[22]polit2k The west's hypocrisy over Pussy Riot is breathtaking |
  Simon Jenkins [23]t.co/oEflLYU4 via @[24]guardian [25]#browsings
  [26]More like this
    Links:
      22. http://twitter.com/polit2k
      23. http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/aug/21/west-hypocrisy-pussy-riot?CMP=twt_gu
      24. http://twitter.com/guardian
      25. https://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/monetary-history-united-states-1867-1960-by-milton-friedman-and-anna-jacobson-schwartz

[28]A Monetary History of the United States, 1867-1960 by Milton Friedman and
Anna Schwartz
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/monetary-history-united-states-1867-1960-by-milton-friedman-and-anna-jacobson-schwartz

[29]Robert Barro says: “If you buy only one economics book, it should
  be this. The book is important for our understanding of the Great
  Depression” [30]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      29. https://thebrowser.com/interviews/robert-barro-on-lessons-great-depression
      30. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[31]Malcolm Gladwell On Social Media
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/videos/malcolm-gladwell-social-media

Lessons of the Arab Spring. Revolution happens on the street, not on
  the internet [32]More videos
    Links:
      32. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[33]Tom Stoppard, on honesty
    Links:
      33. http://moreintelligentlife.com/content/arts/versions-stoppard?page=full

"It is better to be quotable than to be honest"

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

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