FiveBooks Newsletter 108


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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

Today on FiveBooks, we talk to the Guardian editor [5]Alan Rusbridger
  about the future of news, business models to pay for it, and his
  thoughts on the Leveson inquiry. Also on the site: [6]Sophie Ratcliffe
  recommends books on and by PG Wodehouse; [7]Malise Ruthven considers
  Islamism; and [8]Paul Kingsnorth asks if civilisation as we know it is
  ending.
    Links:
      5. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/alan-rusbridger-on-future-news
      6. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/sophie-ratcliffe-on-pg-wodehouse
      7. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/malise-ruthven-on-islamism
      8. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/paul-kingsnorth-on-civilisation-and-its-discontents

Don't forget to download the [9]Best of FiveBooks 2011 e-book for gems
  from the past, including interviews with Ian McEwan and Woody Allen.
    Links:
      9. http://www.amazon.com/Best-of-FiveBooks-2011-ebook/dp/B007GAM6RC/?tag=thebro-21

Thanks for reading us!

FiveBooks News

[10]Alan Rusbridger on the Future of News
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/alan-rusbridger-on-future-news

Friday July 20

The editor of the Guardian talks to us about brave new frontiers for
  journalism, the hunt for a business model to pay for it all, and what
  he hopes (and fears) the Leveson inquiry will decide about press
  regulation [11]Continue reading…
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/alan-rusbridger-on-future-news

[12]Thomas Frieden on Public Health
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/thomas-frieden-on-public-health

Thursday July 19

The director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention takes
  us inside the world of fighting epidemics, eradicating disease and
  confronting the preventable damage we do to ourselves [13]Continue
  reading…
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/thomas-frieden-on-public-health

[14]Paul Kingsnorth on Civilisation and its Discontents
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/paul-kingsnorth-on-civilisation-and-its-discontents

Wednesday July 18

One of our myths is the idea of progress – that things always get
  better. But many human civilisations before ours have risen and then
  collapsed. We’re no different, says the co-founder of the Dark Mountain
  project [15]Continue reading…
    Links:
      15. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/paul-kingsnorth-on-civilisation-and-its-discontents

[16]Malise Ruthven on Islamism
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/malise-ruthven-on-islamism

Tuesday July 17

The author of Encounters with Islam tells us about Islamism as politics
  and as terrorism, and argues that the war on terror relied on a
  fundamental misunderstanding of the nature of the threat [17]Continue
  reading…
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/malise-ruthven-on-islamism

[18]Sophie Ratcliffe on PG Wodehouse
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/sophie-ratcliffe-on-pg-wodehouse

Monday July 16

A prolific writer sometimes oblivious to events going on around him, PG
  Wodehouse remains so well loved because of his enduring characters and
  inimitable style, says the editor of his letters [19]Continue reading…
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/sophie-ratcliffe-on-pg-wodehouse

[20]Global Warming's Terrifying New Math
    Links:
      20. http://b.rw/OLJRF2

Bill McKibben | Rolling Stone | 19 July 2012

"When we think about global warming at all, the arguments tend to be
  ideological, theological and economic. But to grasp the seriousness of
  our predicament, you just need to do a little math." Here are the three
  numbers that matter [21]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://thebrowser.com/best

Featured Topic

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

The Games are almost upon us, though in London you'd hardly know it.
  Here's a sideways look at the event and its host city [23]Read on
    Links:
      23. http://thebrowser.com/reports/london-and-olympics

Book of the Week

Book of the Day

[24]The Word for World is Forest by Ursula Le Guin
    Links:
      24. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/word-world-forest-by-ursula-le-guin

[25]Paul Kingsnorth says: “It’s an allegory about the human destruction
  of nature" [26]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      25. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/paul-kingsnorth-on-civilisation-and-its-discontents
      26. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks

Video of the Week

[27]Amazon Yesterday Shipping
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/videos/amazon-yesterday-shipping

"Click checkout, and you will already have had the product for a day"
  [28]More videos
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Week

[29]Leonard Michaels, on men
    Links:
      29. http://twitter.com/parisreview/status/225603120707801088

"In my experience, a man having great fun is probably about to get
    divorced"

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

Reader Recommendations

@berfrois Nice: A collection of paintings, featuring paintings:
  http://t.co/B9hfxeSN [32]#browsings [33]More like this
    Links:
      32. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      33. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

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