FiveBooks Newsletter 30 (v4)


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FiveBooks News

Dear FiveBooks Readers,

This week’s new FiveBooks interviews include lively talks with Labour spin
  guru Alastair Campbell, Browser co-founder and editor Robert Cottrell, and
  leading technology commentator Evgeny Morozov. Our experts have recommended
  books on everything from fictional expats working on an English paper in
  Rome (Tom Rachman’s _The Imperfectionists)_ to technological determinism in
  history (Merritt Roe Smith and Leo Marx’s _Does Technology Drive History?)_.
  You’ll find them all at the links below.

[1]Alastair Campbell on Leadership and Winning
    Links:
      1. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/alastair-campbell-on-leadership-and-winning

_Monday, January 17th_
  Tony Blair’s former communications chief tells us what it takes to win. He
  says successful leadership in politics and in sport is about the whole team,
  not just the star, and that even an ordinary citizen can show moral
  leadership. [2]Continue Reading…
    Links:
      2. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/alastair-campbell-on-leadership-and-winning

[3]Andreas Wesemann on Germany Between the Wars
    Links:
      3. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/andreas-wesemann-on-european-civil-war-1914-1945

_Tuesday, January 18th_
  The co-editor of IB Tauris’s recent volume, _Chronicle of a Downfall:
  Germany 1929-1939_, says WWI reparations did not fuel the rise of Nazism –
  Germany hardly paid any. He tells the true story of the rise of fascism.
  [4]Continue Reading…
    Links:
      4. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/andreas-wesemann-on-european-civil-war-1914-1945

[5]Robert Cottrell on Journalism
    Links:
      5. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/robert-cottrell-on-journalism

_Wednesday, January 19th_
  Newspaper journalism is on its way out, regrets the former foreign
  correspondent and Browser co-founder. He chooses four novels that reflect
  the golden days, and a style guide that is an equally fine work of
  imagination. [6]Continue Reading…
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/robert-cottrell-on-journalism

[7]Bernard Haykel on Yemen
    Links:
      7. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/bernard-haykel-on-yemen

_Thursday, January 20th_
  “There’s a lot more to Yemen than terrorism.” This Princeton professor’s
  fascinating selection of books on the Middle Eastern country paints a
  worrying picture of a modern nation at odds with the cultural riches of its
  past. With internal conflicts and poor governance, Al Qaeda is the least of
  Yemen’s problems. [8]Continue Reading…
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/bernard-haykel-on-yemen

[9]Evgeny Morozov on The Philosophy of Technology
    Links:
      9. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/evgeny-morozov-on-philosophy-technology

_Friday, January 21st_
  Acclaimed commentator discusses the relationship between technology and
  authoritarianism – and laments that “philosophers of technology completely
  missed the train on the internet.” [10]Continue Reading…
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/evgeny-morozov-on-philosophy-technology

Finally, we hope you’ll take a look at [11]today’s interview, in which the
  Yale economics and finance professor Robert Shiller shares his considerable
  insight into the Human Traits Essential to Capitalism.
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/robert-shiller-on-human-traits-essential-capitalism

Yours,

The FiveBooks team at The Browser
  [12]Explore the FiveBooks Interview Archive
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

[13]JD Salinger’s Miserly Legal Legacy
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/ibtJ1E

Will Wilkinson | Economist | 17 January 2011

Salinger was a great novelist, but also "the pre-eminent enemy of open
  culture in American letters". He sued biographers, film-makers, publishers,
  other  writers. Eccentricity? Yes, but also "a contemptible failure of
  generosity".
  [14]Read more articles
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/best

Current Topic

[15]Relationships
    Links:
      15. http://thebrowser.com/topics/relationships

Everything you always wanted to know (but were afraid to ask), includes
  interviews with psychology and relationship experts from Mira Kirshenbaum to
  Kate Figes and articles that cover the myriad of human complexities
  [16]Continue reading…
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/topics/relationships

Book of the Day

[17]Yemen: Travels in Dictionary Land
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/yemen-travels-dictionary-land-by-tim-mackintosh-smith

-by Tim Mackintosh-Smith -

[18]
  More recommendations…
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks

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