FiveBooks Newsletter 55


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This week on FiveBooks, we invited autism expert Simon Baron-Cohen to
  discuss books on [5]empathy’s role in our science and society, novelist
  Imraan Coovadia to talk about [6]South African fiction, and Roman Catholic
  scientist Kenneth Miller to give the [7]argument against creationism, among
  more.
    Links:
      5. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/simon-baron-cohen-on-empathy
      6. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/imraan-coovadia-on-south-african-fiction
      7. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/kenneth-miller-on-arguments-against-creationism

Required reading next week includes interviews on wine, the cosmos and Cuba
  … and journalism professor Jay Rosen picks five online articles on media in
  the internet age.

Explore our full archive [8]here.
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

FiveBooks News

[9]Simon Baron-Cohen on Empathy
    Links:
      9. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/simon-baron-cohen-on-empathy

Friday July 15

The autism expert tells us about the links between empathy and language, and
  says our acts of cruelty to one another have at their root a failure to
  empathise [10]Continue reading…
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/simon-baron-cohen-on-empathy

[11]Ellen de Bruin on Women and Happiness
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/ellen-de-bruin-on-women-and-happiness

Thursday July 14

The Dutch science journalist takes a light-hearted look at national
  stereotypes, why Dutch women are happy, and what it means to be blonde
  [12]Continue reading…
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/ellen-de-bruin-on-women-and-happiness

[13]Kenneth Miller on Arguments against Creationism
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/kenneth-miller-on-arguments-against-creationism

Wednesday July 13

The biology professor, and Catholic, tells us what we should read to
  understand the battle being fought between scientists and creationists
  [14]Continue reading…
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/kenneth-miller-on-arguments-against-creationism

[15]Imraan Coovadia on South African Fiction
    Links:
      15. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/imraan-coovadia-on-south-african-fiction

Tuesday July 12

The South African novelist gives us an unvarnished view of the writer’s
  life, and explains how literature told the story of apartheid and why comedy
  is the easiest way to talk about race [16]Continue reading…
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/imraan-coovadia-on-south-african-fiction

[17]Gregory Long on Gardening
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/gregory-long-on-gardening

Monday July 11

The president of the New York Botanical Garden tells us about the books that
  all aspiring gardeners should have on their bookshelves, from reference
  works to the most fun guide to making the best of your garden [18]Continue
  reading…
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/gregory-long-on-gardening

[19]Andy Stern on Bringing Change to America
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/andy-stern-on-bringing-change-america

Sunday July 10

The former union boss shares his reading list for American progressives, and
  tells us what makes a good leader and how it takes only a few committed
  people to bring change [20]Continue reading…
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/andy-stern-on-bringing-change-america

[21]The Unselfish Gene
    Links:
      21. http://b.rw/o0CUtY

Yochai Benkler | HBR | 4 July 2011

Superb essay challenging notion of innate human selfishness and the rational
  actor theory. Biology, sociology, experimental economics, political science.
  All contain powerful ideas about natural cooperation [22]More like this
    Links:
      22. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Featured Topic

[23]Football
    Links:
      23. http://thebrowser.com/topics/soccer

A collection of hand-picked articles and interviews with leading authorities
  on the biggest sport in the world [24]Read on
    Links:
      24. http://thebrowser.com/topics/soccer

Book of the Week

Book of the Day

[25]The Devil in Dover by Lauri Lebo
    Links:
      25. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/devil-dover-by-lauri-lebo

[26]Kenneth Miller says: _“For anyone looking for insight into the debate
  about creationism you couldn’t pick a better book”_ [27]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/kenneth-miller-on-arguments-against-creationism
      27. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks

Video of the Week

[28]Amnesty TV's Birthday Stunt
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/videos/amnesty-tvs-birthday-stunt

"Thanks to Iran, Saudi Arabia, China for keeping us in business"
  [29]More videos
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Week

[30]Muhammad Ali, on ageing
    Links:
      30. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ricky-gervais/lifes-too-short-to-go-with-the-flow_b_895005.html

"The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30
    years of his life"

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

Reader Recommendations

_@polit2k_  This  media  is  corrupt  –  we  need a Hippocratic oath for
  journalists     |     George     Monbiot     |    The    Guardian    –
  http://goo.gl/KoiBD [33]#browsings
  [34]More like this
    Links:
      33. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      34. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

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