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Best of the Week

[5]A Very Important Speech About Social Media
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/mVbkI9

Admiral Gary Roughead | Damn I Wish I'd Thought Of That | 15 August 2011

Transcript of remarkable speech given by US chief of naval operations on
  importance of social media. Rare insights from a most unexpected source.
  Something for everyone involved in business to read, consider, learn from
  [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/very-important-speech-about-social-media

[7]How the World Failed Haiti
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/o4dAEL

Janet Reitman | Rolling Stone | 4 August 2011

Western aid was meant to restore Haiti after last year's earthquake. But
  seems to have made things worse. Country still deep in rubble, wracked by
  cholera. Money wasted on gimcrack projects dreamt up by policy wonks and
  celebrities [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/how-world-failed-haiti

[9]Stop Coddling The Super-Rich
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/nf4Fjn

Warren Buffett | NYT | 14 August 2011

America's second-richest man attacks fiscal perversity. "While the poor and
  middle class fight for us in Afghanistan, and while most Americans struggle
  to make ends meet, we mega-rich continue to get our extraordinary tax
  breaks" [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/stop-coddling-super-rich

[11]One Man Against Tyranny
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/olbHvM

Mike Dash | Smithsonian | 18 August 2011

Gripping story of painstaking, one-man plot to kill Hitler. The would-be
  assassin: An unassuming carpenter from southern Germany, whose skill,
  patience and determination were such that Hitler refused to believe he'd
  acted alone [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/one-man-against-tyranny

[13]Machisma: Brazil's Girl Power
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/pUV3ka

Cythia Gorney | National Geographic | 16 August 2011

In two generations Brazil's fertility rate has plummeted. Families used to
  be size of football teams. Now, rich or poor, it's two children at most. One
  reason: Unregulated pharmacies. Another: The influence of TV soap-operas
  [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/machisma-brazils-girl-power

[15]The Prettiest Boy in the World
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/nYclC5

Alex Morris | New York | 14 August 2011

Andrej Pejic was an aspiring model whose androgyny made it difficult for him
  to find an agent. Then French _Vogue_ dressed him as a woman for a shoot.
  Now he works both sides of the runway, to startling effect [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/prettiest-boy-world

[17]The Body On Somerton Beach
    Links:
      17. http://b.rw/pUIFHU

Mike Dash | Smithsonian | 12 August 2011

An unidentifiable man in a city suit, dead on a beach. A secret code hidden
  in a fragment of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. Rare poisons so dangerous
  their names couldn't be mentioned in court. A most curious cold case
  [18]Comments
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/articles/body-somerton-beach

[19]Diner For Schmucks
    Links:
      19. http://b.rw/nfiwL9

Alan Richman | GQ | 16 August 2011

Veteran restaurant reviewer takes friends out to fashionable New York diner.
  Service is slow, it's a bit hot and cramped. Disappointing, yes. Disastrous,
  no. But that was before an email from the owner arrived the next day
  [20]Comments
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/articles/diner-schmucks

FiveBooks Interview

[21]Harold Bloom on Literary Criticism
    Links:
      21. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/harold-bloom-on-literary-criticism

The distinguished literary critic gives us his trenchant views on American
  education  and  politics today, and tells us about five great works of
  literary scholarship that have influenced him [22]Read on
    Links:
      22. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/harold-bloom-on-literary-criticism

Featured Topic

[23]Republican Contenders
    Links:
      23. http://thebrowser.com/topics/republican-contenders

Romney, Bachmann or Perry? AN Other? Read our selection of background and
  analysis articles on the Republicans hoping to be their party's choice to
  challenge President Obama [24]Read on
    Links:
      24. http://thebrowser.com/topics/republican-contenders

Reader Recommendations

_@polit2k_ Infographic: How Much Does Each Piece of Apple's iPhone Cost? -
  The Atlantic: [25]t.co/tQfuOqq _#gfc2_ [26]#browsings [27]More like this
    Links:
      25. http://t.co/tQfuOqq
      26. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      27. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Week

[28]Book of the Day
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/big-rich-rise-and-fall-greatest-texas-oil-fortunes-by-bryan-burrough

[29]The Big Rich: The Rise and Fall of the Greatest Texas Oil Fortunes by Bryan
Burrough
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/big-rich-rise-and-fall-greatest-texas-oil-fortunes-by-bryan-burrough

[30]Attica  Locke  says:_ “There’s no way to understand the culture and
  politics of Texas without talking about oil. The oil industry fuelled the
  rise of Texas” _[31]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/attica-locke-on-texas
      31. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks

Video of the Week

[32]Industrial Revolutions
    Links:
      32. http://thebrowser.com/videos/industrial-revolutions

Short film with some truly remarkable bike tricks
  [33]More videos
    Links:
      33. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Week

[34]Nassim Nicholas Taleb, on respect
    Links:
      34. http://www.fooledbyrandomness.com/notebook.htm

"Respect those who make a living lying down or standing up, never those
    who do so sitting down"

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

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