FiveBooks Newsletter 101


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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.
    Links:
      1. http://thebrowser.com

FiveBooks at The Browser

This week on FiveBooks: [5]Anatole Kaletsky takes a long view of the
  financial crisis, and tells us that we need a new kind of capitalism;
  comedian [6]Lee Camp cracks funny about political satire; Baroness
  [7]Tanni Grey-Thompson considers the sporting spirit; [8]Anne-Marie
  Slaughter discusses 21st century foreign policy; and veteran journalist
  [9]Sandy Gall recommends books on Afghanistan's past, present and
  future.
    Links:
      5. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/anatole-kaletsky-on-new-capitalism
      6. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/lee-camp-on-political-satire
      7. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/tanni-grey-thompson-on-spirit-sport
      8. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/anne-marie-slaughter-on-21st-century-foreign-policy
      9. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/sandy-gall-on-foreigners-afghanistan

After the Diamond Jubilee weekend, look out for Israeli economist Ariel
  Rubinstein on game theory, Granta editor John Freeman on new writing,
  and more.

FiveBooks News

[10]Anatole Kaletsky on A New Capitalism
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/anatole-kaletsky-on-new-capitalism

Friday June 1

We need to build an entirely new market system, not just patch up the
  old one, says the economics commentator, who discusses the long-term
  fallout of the financial crisis and possible futures for the eurozone
  [11]Continue reading…
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/anatole-kaletsky-on-new-capitalism

[12]Anne-Marie Slaughter on 21st Century Foreign Policy
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/anne-marie-slaughter-on-21st-century-foreign-policy

Thursday May 31

The US State Department now spends less than half of its effort on its
  traditional role of managing state-to-state relations. A former senior
  official tells us what it’s doing instead [13]Continue reading…
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/anne-marie-slaughter-on-21st-century-foreign-policy

[14]Tanni Grey-Thompson on the Spirit of Sport
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/tanni-grey-thompson-on-spirit-sport

Wednesday May 30

The 11 times gold medal-winning Paralympian athlete, now a peer in
  Britain’s House of Lords, tells us about the spirit and legacy of the
  Olympics – and what parliament and competitive sport have in common
  [15]Continue reading…
    Links:
      15. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/tanni-grey-thompson-on-spirit-sport

[16]Sandy Gall on Foreigners in Afghanistan
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/sandy-gall-on-foreigners-afghanistan

Monday May 28

The veteran reporter and frequent visitor to Afghanistan tells us about
  the country he loves, and the Westerners (and Central Asian conqueror)
  who wrote engagingly about it [17]Continue reading…
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/sandy-gall-on-foreigners-afghanistan

[18]Lee Camp on Political Satire
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/lee-camp-on-political-satire

Monday May 28

Humour can be better than mainstream media at speaking truth to power,
  says the American comedian and activist. He discusses masters of the
  art, from Jon Stewart to Joseph Heller [19]Continue reading…
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/lee-camp-on-political-satire

[20]Jonathan Franzen: The Path To Freedom
    Links:
      20. http://b.rw/KqD8Bl

Jonathan Franzen | Guardian | 25 May 2012

"I'm going to address four unpleasant questions that novelists often
  get asked. They're maddening not just because we hear them so often but
  also because, with one exception, they're difficult to answer and,
  therefore, worth asking" [21]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://thebrowser.com/best

Featured Topic

[22]Syria Revolts
    Links:
      22. http://thebrowser.com/reports/syria-revolts

Months of anti-government protests; a brutal response by the
  authorities. But what's really going on in Syria? It's all here
  [23]Read on
    Links:
      23. http://thebrowser.com/reports/syria-revolts

Book of the Week

Book of the Day

[24]America (The Book) by Jon Stewart and the writers of the Daily Show
    Links:
      24. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/america-book-by-jon-stewart-and-writers-daily-show

[25]Lee Camp says: "There are 20 good jokes per page and it’s 400 pages
  long" [26]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      25. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/lee-camp-on-political-satire
      26. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks

Video of the Week

[27]Measuring The Universe
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/videos/measuring-universe

A short geometry lesson
  [28]More videos
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Week

[29]Nicholas Carr, on silence
    Links:
      29. http://www.roughtype.com/archives/2012/05/perfect_silence.php

"We've come to confuse communication with the exchange of explicit
    information. What can't be turned into data loses its perceived
    value"

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

Reader Recommendations

@lareviewofbooks Scott Esposito on John D'Agata, Ira Glass, the lyric
  essay, and the nature of truth in media: http://t.co/JTCI9XKC
  [32]#browsings [33]More like this
    Links:
      32. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      33. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

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