FiveBooks Newsletter 114


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[5]Emrys Westacott on Philosophy and Everyday Living
    Links:
      5. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/emrys-westacott-on-philosophy-and-everyday-living

Friday August 31

Philosophy is sometimes assumed to be a dry, academic subject but, in
  reality, is anything but. A philosophy professor tells us how his
  subject is at least as much about how we live, love and relate to each
  other [6]Continue reading…
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/emrys-westacott-on-philosophy-and-everyday-living

[7]Lev Grossman on Fantasy
    Links:
      7. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/lev-grossman-on-fantasy

Thursday August 30

We're living through a golden age for fantasy fiction, says the author
  of The Magicians. He tells us what makes for a good fantasy novel, and
  who's staking out the future not just of fantasy but of fiction itself
  [8]Continue reading…
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/lev-grossman-on-fantasy

[9]Karl Rove on Compassionate Conservatism
    Links:
      9. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/karl-rove-on-compassionate-conservatism

Tuesday August 28

The former deputy chief of staff of President Bush discusses five books
  that define for him the essence of American Conservatism today
  [10]Continue reading…
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/karl-rove-on-compassionate-conservatism

[11]May Berenbaum on Bugs
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/may-berenbaum-on-bugs

Wednesday August 29

Insects outnumber us, outweigh us, and without them ecosystems would
  collapse. In short, we live on their planet. The entomologist explains
  why we should value bugs more – even, or especially, the carrion
  beetles and dung feeders [12]Continue reading…
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/may-berenbaum-on-bugs

[13]Dan Ariely on Behavioural Economics
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/dan-ariely-on-behavioural-economics

Monday August 27

We can all be more aware of our surroundings and our decision-making
  process, says the professor of psychology and behavioural economics. He
  recommends five books to help us maximise our prosperity and well-being
  [14]Continue reading…
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/dan-ariely-on-behavioural-economics

[15]Dominic Lawson on Chess
    Links:
      15. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/dominic-lawson-on-chess

Sunday August 26

You don’t have to be a genius to play chess, but it helps. The
  journalist tells us about the logical beauty of the game, its history
  and political context, and the lives and minds of its greatest masters
  [16]Continue reading…
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/dominic-lawson-on-chess

[17]The Legitimate Children Of Rape
    Links:
      17. http://b.rw/PEWJ6r

Andrew Solomon | New Yorker | 29 August 2012

Powerful, moving piece on the history of rape, and children born to
  victims. “Can you tell me how to love my daughter more? I want to love
  her so much, and I try my best, but when I look at her I see what
  happened to me" [18]More like this
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/best

Featured Topic

[19]Air Travel
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/reports/air-travel

Airlines opened to us a world of thrilling possibility. But, for many,
  flying is still a terrifying prospect. Crashes, though rare, do happen.
  And then there are the security procedures bequeathed to us by 9/11
  [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/air-travel

Book of the Week

Book of the Day

[21]The Guide to the Good Life by William B Irvine
    Links:
      21. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/guide-good-life-by-william-b-irvine

[22]Emrys Westacott: “Irvine counters the common perception of Stoicism
  as advocating a rather tedious, self-denying, joyless existence. He
  shows it’s really not like that” [23]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      22. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/emrys-westacott-on-philosophy-and-everyday-living
      23. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks

Video of the Week

[24]Sport Doesn't Care Who You Are
    Links:
      24. http://thebrowser.com/videos/sport-doesnt-care-who-you-are

"It doesn't care if you have two legs, one leg or wheels." Stirring
  paralympics promo [25]More videos
    Links:
      25. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Week

[26]Barry Cryer, on Tony Blair's tan
    Links:
      26. http://www.guardian.co.uk/theguardian/2012/aug/25/assange-ecuador-olympics-government-chinese

"He's the only person I know who's a Roman Catholic and an Orange
    man at the same time"

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

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      28. http://t.co/qD7BQxDD
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      30. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

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