FiveBooks Newsletter 83


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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.
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  interviews of the week before, plus a pick of the best content on The
  Browser.
    Links:
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FiveBooks at The Browser

Today on FiveBooks, author and columnist [5]Will Hutton discusses fairness
  and inequality, and how we need a new social contract in capitalist
  societies. "Reward", he says, "has to be proportional to its due desert."
    Links:
      5. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/will-hutton-on-fairness-and-inequality

He follows a week of interviews on diverse topics from [6]media dynasties to
  [7]American football, [8]Las Vegas to [9]prudent living.
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/amanda-smith-on-newspaper-dynasties
      7. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/rick-telander-on-american-football-and-its-dark-side
      8. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/matthew-o’brien-on-las-vegas
      9. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/charles-foster-on-living-prudently

Next week, keep your eyes peeled for book recommendations on philosophy,
  science and dissent, and we talk to Francis Fukuyama about the financial
  crisis.

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[10]Will Hutton on Fairness and Inequality
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/will-hutton-on-fairness-and-inequality

Friday January 20

In contemporary capitalist societies, some inequality is inevitable and
  desirable. But the rewards for the few at the top have soared while the rest
  have been squeezed. We need a new social contract, says the author and
  columnist [11]Continue reading…
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/will-hutton-on-fairness-and-inequality

[12]Rick Telander on American Football (and its Dark Side)
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/rick-telander-on-american-football-and-its-dark-side

Thursday January 19

It’s  America’s  favourite sport – at its best, a wonderful, thrilling
  spectacle; at its worst, legitimised violence exacting a terrible price on
  players. The Chicago Sun-Times sportswriter takes us inside the game's dark
  heart [13]Continue reading…
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/rick-telander-on-american-football-and-its-dark-side

[14]Charles Foster on Living Prudently
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/charles-foster-on-living-prudently

Wednesday January 18

Our culture tells us to follow our hearts, but self-deception can wreck
  lives. The therapist advocates a new model of prudence when it comes to
  major life choices, and recommends reading that illustrates his advice
  [15]Continue reading…
    Links:
      15. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/charles-foster-on-living-prudently

[16]Matthew O’Brien on Las Vegas
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/matthew-o’brien-on-las-vegas

Tuesday January 17

Vegas tugs on the imagination like few other places. A sin city journalist
  tells us about innocent beginnings, muckraking and mobsters, and how Vegas
  has changed through boom and bust [17]Continue reading…
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/matthew-o’brien-on-las-vegas

[18]Amanda Smith on Newspaper Dynasties
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/amanda-smith-on-newspaper-dynasties

Monday January 16

From the Hearsts to the Murdochs, powerful families have often controlled
  the newspapers we read. The author, and Kennedy family member, tells us why
  they do it and where it leads [19]Continue reading…
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/amanda-smith-on-newspaper-dynasties

[20]Not Fade Away
    Links:
      20. http://b.rw/wT98dO

Robert Kagan | New Republic | 11 January 2012

"Is the United States in decline, as so many seem to believe these days? Or
  are Americans in danger of committing pre-emptive superpower suicide out of
  a misplaced fear of their own declining power?" The second, says Kagan
  [21]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://thebrowser.com/best

Featured Topic

[22]Ali and Frazier
    Links:
      22. http://thebrowser.com/reports/ali-and-frazier

Three fights against each other, two of the greatest heavyweight boxers of
  all time, one hell of a story [23]Read on
    Links:
      23. http://thebrowser.com/reports/ali-and-frazier

Book of the Week

Book of the Day

[24]Talleyrand by Duff Cooper
    Links:
      24. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/talleyrand-by-duff-cooper

[25]Dr Charles Foster says: "He is the poster child for landing on your feet
  no matter what" [26]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      25. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/charles-foster-on-living-prudently
      26. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks

Video of the Week

[27]Protect IP / SOPA Breaks The Internet
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/videos/sopa-breaks-internet

Introduction to Protect IP / SOPA (Stop Online Privacy Act) - what it is,
  why it matters. And why we should all be against it
  [28]More videos
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Week

[29]Slavoj Zizek, on work
    Links:
      29. http://www.lrb.co.uk/2012/01/11/slavoj-zizek/the-revolt-of-the-salaried-bourgeoisie

"The chance of being exploited in a long-term job is now experienced as a
    privilege"

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

Reader Recommendations

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  psychologist  explains  on  _@guardianscience_  http://t.co/j8wLK8wm
  [32]#browsings [33]More like this
    Links:
      32. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      33. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

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