FiveBooks Newsletter 60


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This week on FiveBooks: preeminent literary critic Harold Bloom discusses
  [5]five books on literary criticism and attacks the Tea Party movement;
  Michelle Rhee, former head of Washington DC's public school system,
  [6]diagnoses education in America; LA mayor [7]Antonio Villaraigosa wraps up
  our ten week series on [8]American Progressivism; and more in our
  [9]interview archive.
    Links:
      5. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/harold-bloom-on-literary-criticism
      6. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/michelle-rhee-on-american-education
      7. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/antonio-villaraigosa-on-progressive-america
      8. http://thebrowser.com/topics/american-progressivism-0
      9. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Next week, we will be talking to Jason Burke on Islamic militancy, Carol
  Gilligan on sexism and Misha Glenny on cyber security, among others. Thanks
  for reading us!

FiveBooks News

[10]Harold Bloom on Literary Criticism
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/harold-bloom-on-literary-criticism

Friday August 19

The distinguished literary critic gives us his trenchant views on American
  education  and  politics today, and tells us about five great works of
  literary scholarship that have influenced him [11]Continue reading…
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/harold-bloom-on-literary-criticism

[12]Michelle Rhee on American Education
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/michelle-rhee-on-american-education

Wednesday August 18

The educationalist tells us about her experience as head of Washington DC’s
  public  school system and explains how poorly performing children, and
  institutions, can be helped to improve [13]Continue reading…
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/michelle-rhee-on-american-education

[14]Mark Tully on India
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/mark-tully-on-india

Wednesday August 17

The veteran journalist, who has lived in India for most of his life, talks
  about the country’s new-found self-confidence and recommends books to better
  understand its history and complexities [15]Continue reading…
    Links:
      15. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/mark-tully-on-india

[16]David Lebovitz on Desserts
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/david-lebovitz-on-desserts

Tuesday August 16

Great desserts can be amazingly simple, and even low in fat. The pastry chef
  and author cooks up a mouth-watering reading list to bring your repertoire
  of recipes up to date [17]Continue reading…
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/david-lebovitz-on-desserts

[18]Attica Locke on Texas
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/attica-locke-on-texas

Monday August 15

The author of the acclaimed noir novel _Black Water Rising_ tells us about
  stories of freed slaves, oil barons and gangsters on the run – books that
  capture the outlaw spirit of her home state [19]Continue reading…
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/attica-locke-on-texas

[20]Antonio Villaraigosa on Progressive America
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/antonio-villaraigosa-on-progressive-america

Saturday August 14

In the last of our series of interviews on American progressivism, the mayor
  of Los Angeles chooses five novels and biographies that provide lessons from
  the past and show what a democratic society should aspire to be [21]Continue
  reading…
    Links:
      21. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/antonio-villaraigosa-on-progressive-america

[22]Diner For Schmucks
    Links:
      22. http://b.rw/nfiwL9

Alan Richman | GQ | 16 August 2011

Veteran restaurant reviewer takes friends out to fashionable New York diner.
  Service is slow, it's a bit hot and cramped. Disappointing, yes. Disastrous,
  no.  But  that was before an email from the owner arrived the next day
  [23]More like this
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      23. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Featured Topic

[24]Murdoch Empire In Crisis
    Links:
      24. http://thebrowser.com/topics/murdoch-empire-crisis

A scandal that started with a British reporter accused of phone-hacking has
  claimed several senior executives. How badly damaged is the Murdoch media
  empire and what have its troubles revealed about the state of relations
  between press and politicians today? Read on to find out    [25]Read on
    Links:
      25. http://thebrowser.com/topics/murdoch-empire-crisis

Book of the Week

Book of the Day

[26]The Argumentative Indian by Amartya Sen
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/argumentative-indian-writings-indian-history-culture-and-identity-by-amartya-sen

[27]Mark Tully says: "I like this book because it argues that Indians are by
  their very nature deliberative" [28]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/mark-tully-on-india
      28. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks

Video of the Week

[29]David Starkey on the English Riots
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/videos/david-starkey-english-riots

Historian accused of racism over 'whites have become black' remarks
  [30]More videos
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Week

[31]Warren Buffett, on confirmation bias
    Links:
      31. http://www.farnamstreetblog.com/mental-model-confirmation-bias

"What the human being is best at doing is interpreting all new information
    so that their prior conclusions remain intact"

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

Reader Recommendations

_@nuzav _UK riots: Violence and destruction didn't start with the current
  round  of  cuts.  -  By Christopher Hitchens - http://t.co/ZFSFSVL
  [34]#browsings [35]More like this
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      34. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      35. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

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