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Dear FiveBooks Readers,

This week, we’ve brought you expert book recommendations from the likes of
  Yale economics professor Robert Shiller, robotics engineer Daniel Wilson,
  and BFI award-winning historian Michael Burleigh. Read their interviews and
  more at the links below.

[1]Robert Shiller on Human Traits Essential to Capitalism
    Links:
      1. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/robert-shiller-on-human-traits-essential-capitalism

_Monday, January 24th_
  Yale economist argues that rising inequality in the US was a major cause of
  the recent crisis, and little is being done to address it. He chooses books
  that give insight into human nature [2]Continue Reading…
    Links:
      2. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/robert-shiller-on-human-traits-essential-capitalism

[3]William LeoGrande on U.S. Relations with Latin Americas
    Links:
      3. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/william-leogrande-on-us-relations-latin-america

_Tuesday, January 25th_
  U.S. government adviser and Dean of the American University School of Public
  Affairs leads a book-bound tour that takes us from the Bacardi dynasty in
  Cuba to American military interventions in Central America [4]Continue
  Reading…
    Links:
      4. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/william-leogrande-on-us-relations-latin-america

[5]Daniel Wilson on Robotics
    Links:
      5. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/daniel-h-wilson-on-robotics

_Wednesday, January 26th_
  Science fiction or battlefield reality? These days robotic technology is
  developing so fast that sci-fi is having a hard time keeping up, says Daniel
  Wilson. But we mustn’t get the idea that robots only play war games
  [6]Continue Reading…
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/daniel-h-wilson-on-robotics

[7]Richard Heygate on Magic
    Links:
      7. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/richard-heygate-on-magic

_Thursday, January 27th_
  Steeped in the pre-Christian traditions of English magic, author of the
  bestselling _Book of English Magic_ warns readers not to dabble unless they
  are prepared to end up in a padded cell [8]Continue Reading…
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/richard-heygate-on-magic

[9]Michael Burleigh on Hitler
    Links:
      9. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/michael-burleigh-on-hitler

_Friday, January 21st_
  BFI award-winning historian and Royal Historical Society fellow paints
  Hitler as a raving fantasist on to whom Germans projected their longings
  [10]Continue Reading…
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/michael-burleigh-on-hitler

Lastly, be sure to take a look at today’s illuminating interview on Inkblots
  with Will Hobson, author of the Redstone Inkblot Test. Further highlights of
  the coming week include interviews with Bruce Riedel on Pakistan and Robin
  Lane Fox on Ancient History. Stay tuned!

Yours,

The FiveBooks team at The Browser

[11]American Liberals And Egyptian Streets
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/dQ3VP4

Leon Wieseltier | New Republic | 29 January 2011

Obama chose Cairo for speech two years ago saying America would not "impose"
  democracy on other countries. Ironic, embarrassing, now that Egyptians are
  fighting for freedom on streets. America doesn't know what signals to send

Current Topic

[12]Islam
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/topics/islam

Islam is the world's fastest growing religion. Some of the world's most
  militant groups claim to be acting in the name of Islam, although many of
  their victims are Muslim. Read interviews with Islamic experts and delve
  into our selection of articles to find out more
  [13]Continue reading…
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/topics/islam

Book of the Day

[14]Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/nudge-improving-decisions-about-health-wealth-and-happiness-by-richard-h-thaler-and-cass

-by Richard H Thaler and Cass R Sunstein -

_Nudge_ doesn’t present itself in a grandiose way at all, but it’s a very
  important book. It really is a different model of our economy, and how
  government should be involved. The classic theory of capitalism is that
  information is decentralised. If people are free to choose, that will allow
  the economic system to adjust its activities to take account of all of their
  diverse  information.  But  what Thaler and Sunstein point out is that
  individual people are not experts in making any of these choices. They
  succumb to psychological errors.

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

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