FiveBooks Newsletter 100


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Links to all our original FiveBooks interviews of the week before, plus
  a pick of the best content on The Browser.
  [1]FiveBooks weekly newsletter: Links to all our original FiveBooks
  interviews of the week before, plus a pick of the best content on The
  Browser.
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This week on FiveBooks: Oxford professor [5]Tariq Ramadan discusses
  Islam in the West; Australian economist [6]John Quiggin contemplates
  utopia; author [7]Louise Foxcroft prescribes books on the history of
  medicine; novelist [8]Nick Harkaway explains how to survive the digital
  age; and more.
    Links:
      5. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/tariq-ramadan-on-islam-west
      6. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/john-quiggin-on-utopia
      7. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/louise-foxcroft-on-history-medicine-and-addiction
      8. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/nick-harkaway-on-negotiating-digital-age

Next week, keep your eyes open for book recommendations on Afghanistan,
  political satire, the sporting life, and Anatole Kaletsky's take on the
  long-term fallout of the financial crisis.

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FiveBooks News

[11]Tariq Ramadan on Islam in the West
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/tariq-ramadan-on-islam-west

Friday May 25

The Islamic scholar and commentator tells us what it means to be Muslim
  and Western, and explains how mainstream views get trapped between
  noisy extremism and a sensation-seeking media [12]Continue reading…
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/tariq-ramadan-on-islam-west

[13]Louise Foxcroft on the History of Medicine and Addiction
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/louise-foxcroft-on-history-medicine-and-addiction

Thursday May 24

The historian prescribes reading on medical practices of the past, from
  treatments of madness and non-existent disease, to drug use and the
  origins of hypochondria [14]Continue reading…
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/louise-foxcroft-on-history-medicine-and-addiction

[15]Nick Harkaway on Negotiating the Digital Age
    Links:
      15. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/nick-harkaway-on-negotiating-digital-age

Wednesday May 23

The challenges – and opportunities – of our times have never been
  greater. Everything from our models of political participation to the
  very architecture of our brains is at stake, says the novelist and
  technology blogger [16]Continue reading…
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/nick-harkaway-on-negotiating-digital-age

[17]Anders Roslund and Börge Hellström on Swedish Crime Writing
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/anders-roslund-and-börge-hellström-on-swedish-crime-writing

Tuesday May 22

The celebrated Swedish crime-writing duo take turns to recommend
  gripping and grisly Scandinavian thrillers, as well as to tell us about
  visiting prison – and being in it [18]Continue reading…
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/anders-roslund-and-börge-hellström-on-swedish-crime-writing

[19]John Quiggin on Utopia
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/john-quiggin-on-utopia

Monday May 21

The Australian economist and author of Zombie Economics says we need to
  inspire people with a view of a better society that we can achieve
  within our available resources [20]Continue reading…
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/john-quiggin-on-utopia

[21]A Life Worth Ending
    Links:
      21. http://b.rw/JfWqYO

Michael Wolff | New York | 20 May 2012

Son's plea to let his mother go. "By promoting longevity and
  technologically inhibiting death, we have created a new biological
  status held by an ever-growing part of the nation, a no-exit state
  nearly as remote from life as death" [22]More like this
    Links:
      22. http://thebrowser.com/best

Featured Topic

[23]London and the Olympics
    Links:
      23. http://thebrowser.com/reports/london-and-olympics

The Games creep ever closer, though in London you'd hardly know it.
  Here's a sideways look at the event and its host city [24]Read on
    Links:
      24. http://thebrowser.com/reports/london-and-olympics

Book of the Week

Book of the Day

[25]Tweets from Tahrir by Alex Nunns and Nadia Idle (editors)
    Links:
      25. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/tweets-tahrir-by-alex-nunns-and-nadia-idle-editors

[26]Nick Harkaway says: "This could not have existed before the digital
  age. It is a genuine live stream of what took place" [27]FiveBooks
  Archive
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/nick-harkaway-on-negotiating-digital-age
      27. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks

Video of the Week

[28]How To Tell You're An Atheist
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/videos/how-tell-youre-atheist

Daniel Dennett speaks
  [29]More videos
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Week

[30]Curtis White, on free speech
    Links:
      30. http://crookedtimber.org/2012/05/19/good-lines

"In the United States, everyone may enjoy freedom of speech so long
    as it doesn’t matter"

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

Reader Recommendations

@prospect_uk A new book on evolution by a great biologist makes a slew
  of mistakes, says @RichardDawkins http://t.co/P7vfXb3i
  [33]#browsings [34]More like this
    Links:
      33. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      34. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

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