FiveBooks Newsletter 87


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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.
    Links:
      1. http://thebrowser.com

FiveBooks at The Browser

Don't miss our interview today with award-winning literary translator
  [5]Edith Grossman. She recommends five books on or of translation that
  she loves, and shares insights about translation as the medium for
  literary influence.
    Links:
      5. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/edith-grossman-on-translation

Also on the site: security guru [6]Bruce Schneier reflects on the
  relationship between security and trust; historian [7]Gabriel Piterberg
  turns a critical eye on Zionism; [8]David Goodhart discusses
  immigration and multiculturalism; and best-selling author [9]Sam Bourne
  picks five classic thrillers.
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/bruce-schneier-on-trust
      7. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/gabriel-piterberg-on-zionism-and-anti-zionism
      8. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/david-goodhart-on-immigration-and-multiculturalism
      9. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/sam-bourne-on-classic-thrillers

Keep following FiveBooks for more reading inspiration, including
  Nicholas Carr on the Information Age and the Right Reverend Lord
  Richard Harries on Christianity. Thanks for reading us!

FiveBooks News

[10]Edith Grossman on Translation
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/edith-grossman-on-translation

Friday February 24

The award-winning literary translator discusses books on and of
  translation that inspired her, and considers the trade-off between
  fidelity and meaning that every translator faces [11]Continue reading…
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/edith-grossman-on-translation

[12]Bruce Schneier on Trust
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/bruce-schneier-on-trust

Thursday February 23

Modern society depends on trust more than we realise, and the basis for
  that trust is security. The trick, says the security guru, is
  preserving the forces that allow us to trust one another, while also
  knowing who not to trust [13]Continue reading…
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/bruce-schneier-on-trust

[14]Gabriel Piterberg on Zionism and Anti-Zionism
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/gabriel-piterberg-on-zionism-and-anti-zionism

Wednesday February 22

An Israeli historian, who rejects Zionism, tells us about works of
  scholarship that have challenged the Zionist Israeli narrative of
  modern history [15]Continue reading…
    Links:
      15. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/gabriel-piterberg-on-zionism-and-anti-zionism

[16]David Goodhart on Immigration and Multiculturalism
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/david-goodhart-on-immigration-and-multiculturalism

Tuesday February 21

Managing immigration has become a key political question of our times.
  The author of a forthcoming book on the subject tells us about the
  British experience, and what helps multiculturalism succeed or fail
  [17]Continue reading…
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/david-goodhart-on-immigration-and-multiculturalism

[18]Sam Bourne on Classic Thrillers
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/sam-bourne-on-classic-thrillers

Monday February 20

The bestselling author of The Righteous Men tells us how his other job
  as a political journalist helps with thriller writing, and what makes
  le Carré, Forsyth and Buchan such masters of their trade [19]Continue
  reading…
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/sam-bourne-on-classic-thrillers

[20]The Sense Of An Ending
    Links:
      20. http://b.rw/zSyLPm

Stephen Holmes & Ivan Krastev | Transit / Eurozine | 17 February 2012

"By engineering rigged elections that nobody bothered or dared to
  protest, Putin managed to conceal his regime's deepest secret, namely
  that Russia, rather than being misgoverned, is governed very laxly if
  at all" [21]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://thebrowser.com/best

Featured Topic

[22]Wine
    Links:
      22. http://thebrowser.com/reports/wine

From filthy plonk to first growth Bordeaux, there's something for every
  palate in our cultural and historical survey of wine [23]Read on
    Links:
      23. http://thebrowser.com/reports/wine

Book of the Week

Book of the Day

[24]Fatherland by Robert Harris
    Links:
      24. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/fatherland-by-robert-harris

[25]Sam Bourne says: "As an example of a very well realised
  high-concept thriller, you don’t get much better than Fatherland"
  [26]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      25. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/sam-bourne-on-classic-thrillers
      26. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks

Quote of the Week

[27]Henry Ford, on innovation
    Links:
      27. http://www.farnamstreetblog.com/2012/02/the-balance-wheel-of-civilization

"Most of the present acute troubles of the world arise out of taking
    on new ideas without first carefully investigating to discover if
    they are good ideas"

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

Reader Recommendations

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    Links:
      30. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      31. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

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