FiveBooks Newsletter 65


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Today on FiveBooks, [5]Kenan Malik draws on Plato and Dostoevsky to explore
  issues surrounding morality without religion. He follows a week of gripping
  interviews on topics as eclectic as [6]leadership, [7]Nietzsche and [8]the
  art of observation.
    Links:
      5. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/kenan-malik-on-morality-without-god
      6. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/brett-wigdortz-on-leadership
      7. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/brian-leiter-on-nietzsche
      8. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/alexandra-horowitz-on-art-observation

Next week, acclaimed film director Errol Morris will be talking with us on
  the intriguing theme of "photography and reality", alongside interviews
  featuring book recommendations on risk, first-person narratives and the US
  supreme court.

Don't forget to browse our full [9]archive for more hidden gems!
    Links:
      9. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

FiveBooks News

[10]Kenan Malik on Morality Without God
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/kenan-malik-on-morality-without-god

Friday September 23

Religion is often presented as the guardian of moral values. The problem
  with this, says the author and broadcaster, is that it diminishes what it
  means to be human. He draws on Plato and a medieval Arab poet to explain why
  [11]Continue reading…
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/kenan-malik-on-morality-without-god

[12]Brett Wigdortz on Leadership
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/brett-wigdortz-on-leadership

Wednesday September 22

Good leaders combine iron will with a dose of humility, says the founder of
  groundbreaking teaching charity Teach First. He traces leadership skills
  back to Moses, and tells us about books we can all learn from [13]Continue
  reading…
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/brett-wigdortz-on-leadership

[14]Alexandra Horowitz on the Art of Observation
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/alexandra-horowitz-on-art-observation

Wednesday September 21

How much do we take in of the world around us? You can tell a lot more about
  your surroundings than you realise, if you only know how and where to look,
  as the psychologist explains [15]Continue reading…
    Links:
      15. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/alexandra-horowitz-on-art-observation

[16]Jasmin Darznik on Modern Iran
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/jasmin-darznik-on-modern-iran

Tuesday September 20

Everyday life in Iran is often mischaracterised, says the Iranian author and
  academic – especially when it comes to the struggles of its women. She
  recommends five books that give us a window on Iranian history and family
  life [17]Continue reading…
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/jasmin-darznik-on-modern-iran

[18]Brian Leiter on Nietzsche
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/brian-leiter-on-nietzsche

Monday September 19

Relativist, atheist, existentialist, Nazi. All have been said of Nietzsche,
  some with more reason than others. We asked a Nietzsche expert to explain
  the appeal of the controversial philosopher [19]Continue reading…
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/brian-leiter-on-nietzsche

[20]Noah Charney on Art Crime
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/noah-charney-on-art-crime

Sunday September 18

The historian takes us on a grand tour of art theft and looting, taking in
  the Romans, Cosa Nostra and the man who stole the most famous painting in
  the world and didn’t know what to do with it [21]Continue reading…
    Links:
      21. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/noah-charney-on-art-crime

[22]Dr Don
    Links:
      22. http://b.rw/putYoB

Peter Hessler | New Yorker | 20 September 2011

New Yorker at its best—and that's setting the bar high. Profile of Don
  Colcord, small-town pharmacist in Colorado. Dispenses drugs and medical
  advice, fixes watches, knows customers by name, helps out poor, holds town
  together [23]More like this
    Links:
      23. http://thebrowser.com/best

Featured Topic

[24]REM Split Up
    Links:
      24. http://thebrowser.com/topics/rem-split

They started out as skinny college kids in Athens, Georgia and over 31 years
  together created some of the most inventive, satisfying music of our time.
  Enjoy our retrospective of words and sounds [25]Read on
    Links:
      25. http://thebrowser.com/topics/rem-split

Book of the Week

Book of the Day

[26]Shah of Shahs by Ryszard Kapuściński
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/shah-shahs-ryszard-kapuściński-by-ryszard-kapuściński

[27]Jasmin Darznik says: "With poetic virtuosity, Kapuscinski captures the
  confusion, the despair and also the flashes of hope that gripped Iran"
  [28]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/jasmin-darznik-on-modern-iran
      28. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks

Video of the Week

[29]Greta Van Susteren vs Tucker Carlson
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/videos/greta-van-susteren-vs-tucker-carlson

Intra-Fox  civil war. "One for the ages", says Mediaite. "This segment
  functions on all levels of cable news greatness" [30]More videos
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Week

[31]Jonathan Good, on photographs
    Links:
      31. http://1000memories.com/blog/94-number-of-photos-ever-taken-digital-and-analog-in-shoebox

"Ten percent of all photos ever taken were taken in the past 12 months"

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

Reader Recommendations

_@martinshovel_ Essential reading for conference season: Sam Leith on how to
  give a good speech http://t.co/xfwq46fD [34]#browsings
  [35]More like this
    Links:
      34. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      35. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

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