FiveBooks Newsletter 120

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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.
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Kenneth Miller on Arguments against Creationism

Friday October 12

The biology professor, and Catholic, tells us what we should read to understand the battle being fought between scientists and creationists
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Evgeny Morozov on Philosophy of Technology

Thursday October 11

The technology commentator discusses the relationship between technology and authoritarianism – and says "philosophers of technology completely missed the train on the internet" Continue reading… (

Evan Osnos on China

Wednesday October 10

The New Yorker's China correspondent reflects on why the country captures our imagination – and why we want to change it. He chooses five books for the discerning traveller Continue reading… (

Helena Frith Powell on Glamour

Tuesday October 9

The author of Two Lipsticks and a Lover explains what it takes to be glamorous. Relax, it's not about being beautiful or perfect Continue reading… (

Renata Salecl on Modern Misery

Sunday October 7

The Slovenian philosophy professor decries the tyranny of choice and says we now expect long life, a beautiful body, sexual and job satisfaction. But the idea that we can perfect ourselves dooms us to failure and misery Continue reading… (

Best of the Moment

The Greatest Fake-Art Scam in History?

Joshua Hammer | Vanity Fair | 10 October 2012

"The big question every reader will want to know is, how and why does a person become an art forger?" says Wolfgang Beltracchi. And, as mastermind of one of the most lucrative art frauds in postwar European history, he should know More like this (


Healthcare in America

The battle over US healthcare reform reaches the Supreme Court. Here's what's at stake Read on (

Book of the Week

Book of the Day

Bleak House  by Charles Dickens

Peter Ackroyd says ( : “ Bleak House is the work which most powerfully suggests the darkness of London. It conveys a haunted city, half pantomime-half graveyard” FiveBooks Archive (

Video of the Week

What If The Presidential Election Is A Tie?


There is an answer. But it's not a very good answer More videos (

Quote of the Week

Jack Shafer, on politicians (

"Telling the truth is not great for campaigns. If it were, more people would be doing it"

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Reader Recommendations

@henrylf What is Logic? Helpful intro to the basics, @ethicalrealism - no Kripke required #philosophy #browsings ( More like this (

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