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Best of the Week

[5]Day's End
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/oFwXEM

Frank Rich | New York | 27 August 2011

The 9/11 decade is now over. It was supposed to bequeath Americans a
  stronger nation, not a busted one. Civic virtue, bi-partisanship. A finer
  legacy than Gitmo and the Patriot Act. But it was hijacked, ideologically,
  commercially [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/days-end

[7]What Is Debt?
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/ozHIL1

Philip Pilkington | Naked Capitalism | 26 August 2011

Fascinating interview with economic anthropologist David Graeber. "The big
  question in the origins of money is how a sense of obligation – ‘I owe you
  one’ – turns into something that can be precisely quantified." Through
  violence? [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/what-debt

[9]Nato Must Help Us!
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/qkHFUP

Wolfgang Bauer | Zeit | 31 August 2011

Extraordinary report by German journalist of secret travels in Syria and
  meetings with protest leaders. Even hospitals aren't safe for dissidents:
  “You come in with a bullet in your leg. And you come out with a bullet in
  your head" [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/nato-must-help-us

[11]One More Thing...
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/nivOos

MG Siegler | TechCrunch | 26 August 2011

Super piece on timing of Jobs's resignation. Lovely tribute with an
  interesting angle on his claim that "Apple’s brightest and most innovative
  days are ahead of it”. Has he left Tim Cook a new range of magical products
  to launch? [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/one-more-thing

[13]9/11: The Winners
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/qIlyGE

Graham Rayman | Village Voice | 31 August 2011

For most of the world, it was a tragedy. For many people and companies, it
  has proved a goldmine. They include Rudy Giuliani, sundry outright
  fraudsters, and practically everyone involved in the $20bn redevelopment of
  Ground Zero [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/911-winners

[15]Better, Faster, Stronger
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/pUMrwK

Rebecca Mead | New Yorker | 29 August 2011

Rollicking profile of Timothy Ferriss, 33-year-old American self-help guru,
  author of "The 4-Hour Workweek" and "The 4-Hour Body". Self-experimenter,
  admirer of Seneca. "Every generation gets the self-help guru that it
  deserves" [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/better-faster-stronger

[17]Totally Psyched For The Full-Rip Nine
    Links:
      17. http://b.rw/pYaSmL

Bruce Barcott | Outside | 25 August 2011

What happens when "the big one" hits north-west coast of North America. That
  is, a magnitude-9.0 earthquake plus tsunami. Ground under Seattle and
  Portland liquefies. You have 15 minutes to get above 50 feet of elevation
  [18]Comments
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/articles/totally-psyched-full-rip-nine

[19]What Is Time?
    Links:
      19. http://b.rw/mXQ06o

Marianne Freiberger | +Plus | 23 August 2011

Useful backgrounder for non-physicists. What it is, why it isn't the same
  for everyone, what can distort it, why it has a direction and how you can
  argue it doesn't exist at all. Featuring Newton, Einstein, quantum mechanics
  [20]Comments
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/articles/what-time

FiveBooks Interview

[21]Andrew Exum on Understanding the War in Afghanistan
    Links:
      21. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/andrew-exum-on-understanding-war-afghanistan

The US has repeatedly misdiagnosed the conflict in Afghanistan. The former
  soldier tells us about flawed policy, unhappy outcomes and what could and
  should have been different [22]Read on
    Links:
      22. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/andrew-exum-on-understanding-war-afghanistan

Featured Topic

[23]Revolution In Libya
    Links:
      23. http://thebrowser.com/topics/revolution-libya

With rebels in control of Tripoli, Colonel Gaddafi's grip on the country
  appears to be fatally weakened. Read our selection of articles about the
  Libyan leader's brutal 42-year rule and the revolt that's raised hopes of a
  better future   [24]Read on
    Links:
      24. http://thebrowser.com/topics/revolution-libya

Reader Recommendations

@[25]andyguess MT @[26]JustinWolfers: Hiding in plain sight: WikiLeaks comes
  unhinged,  in  six  dramatic  acts.  Compelling read. [27]t.co/AEVoIMm
  [28]#browsings [29]More like this
    Links:
      25. http://twitter.com/#!/andyguess
      26. http://twitter.com/#!/JustinWolfers
      27. http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/0,1518,783778,00.html
      28. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      29. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Week

[30]Book of the Day
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/matters-life-and-death-by-tobias-wolff-editor

[31]Matters of Life and Death by Tobias Wolff (editor)
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/matters-life-and-death-by-tobias-wolff-editor

[32]Jim Shepard says: “This was a hugely influential anthology in the early
  80s. It’s a snapshot of the very best storywriters of an entire decade”
  [33]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      32. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/jim-shepard-on-short-stories
      33. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks

Video of the Week

[34]How To Hack Like A News Of The World Journalist
    Links:
      34. http://thebrowser.com/videos/how-hack-news-world-journalist

Step  by  step  instructions from world renowned hacker Kevin Mitnick.
  Alarmingly simple
  [35]More videos
    Links:
      35. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Week

[36]Steve Jobs, on market research
    Links:
      36. http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2011/08/apple-after-jobs/244162

"It's hard for customers to tell you what they want when they've never
    seen anything remotely like it"

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

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