FiveBooks Newsletter 82


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Links to all our original FiveBooks interviews of the week before, plus a
  pick of the best content on The Browser.
  [1]FiveBooks weekly newsletter: Links to all our original FiveBooks
  interviews of the week before, plus a pick of the best content on The
  Browser.
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FiveBooks at The Browser

This week on FiveBooks, we talked about language with wordsmith [5]Henry
  Hitchings, uncovered some of the complexities of modern Pakistan with
  [6]Anatol Lieven, learnt about the Austrian School of economics from
  Professor [7]Peter Boettke, and considered books on journalism with author
  [8]Toby Young.
    Links:
      5. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/henry-hitchings-on-language
      6. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/anatol-lieven-on-understanding-pakistan
      7. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/peter-boettke-on-austrian-economics
      8. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/toby-young-on-journalism

Coming up, we'll be discovering recommended reading on everything from
  American football to living prudently – and Will Hutton, author of Them and
  Us, will be discussing fairness and inequality in modern society.

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FiveBooks News

[10]Henry Hitchings on Language
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/henry-hitchings-on-language

Friday January 13

The wordsmith and cultural historian debunks common myths about English,
  recommends  the smartest writing about words, and says apostrophes are
  “orthographic squiggles” not worth fighting for [11]Continue reading…
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/henry-hitchings-on-language

[12]Peter Boettke on Austrian Economics
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/peter-boettke-on-austrian-economics

Thursday January 12

The professor of economics discusses the contributions made by the Austrian
  School. He introduces recent books by Austrians, explains what we can learn
  from Mises and Hayek, and argues that economics is the sexiest subject
  [13]Continue reading…
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/peter-boettke-on-austrian-economics

[14]Toby Young on Journalism
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/toby-young-on-journalism

Tuesday January 10

The journalist and author praises tabloid hacks, lambasts Johann Hari, picks
  a bone with Christopher Hitchens, and selects five books that exemplify good
  reporting – or satirise it mercilessly [15]Continue reading…
    Links:
      15. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/toby-young-on-journalism

[16]Anatol Lieven on Understanding Pakistan
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/anatol-lieven-on-understanding-pakistan

Monday January 9

For all its problems, Pakistan is not a failed state, says the academic and
  writer. He recommends what to read if we’re to grasp the nuances of this
  complex and potentially explosive nation [17]Continue reading…
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/anatol-lieven-on-understanding-pakistan

[18]The Autumn Of Joan Didion
    Links:
      18. http://b.rw/w7bm6V

Caitlin Flanagan | Atlantic | 10 January 2012

Lovely essay on life, works of the popular author. "Didion’s genius is that
  she understands what it is to be a girl on the cusp of womanhood, in that
  fragile, fleeting, emotional time that she explored in a way no one else
  ever has" [19]More like this
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/best

Featured Topic

[20]Putin's Russia
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/putins-russia

A  disputed election, protests, accusations of being a mafia state. As
  Vladimir Putin prepares to take back the presidency, what kind of country
  does he lead? [21]Read on
    Links:
      21. http://thebrowser.com/reports/putins-russia

Book of the Week

Book of the Day

[22]Radical Chic by Tom Wolfe
    Links:
      22. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/radical-chic-by-tom-wolfe

[23]Toby Young says: "In Radical Chic we find Wolfe at the very top of his
  game" [24]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      23. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/toby-young-on-journalism
      24. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks

Video of the Week

[25]2011 As Seen By My iPhone
    Links:
      25. http://thebrowser.com/videos/2011-seen-my-iphone

You could have done this. I could have done this. Maybe this year we will
  [26]More videos
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Week

[27]Pico Iyer, on style
    Links:
      27. http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/books/la-ca-pico-iyer-20120108,0,2137466.story

"The long sentence opens doors that the short sentence slams shut"

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

Reader Recommendations

_@TimHarford_: War photographers on the shots that nearly killed them HT
  _@brainpicker_. Amazing. http://t.co/GE6guNmh [30]#browsings [31]More
  like this
    Links:
      30. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      31. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

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