FiveBooks Newsletter 94


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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

On The Browser today, [5]Niall Ferguson discusses five books that have
  influenced his life and work, from Keynes to Tolstoy. He offers
  analysis of the US financial crisis and tells us why current policy is
  the disease and not the cure, in his opinion.
    Links:
      5. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/niall-ferguson-on-intellectual-influences

Also on the site: international editor of The Economist [6]Edward Lucas
  talks about Putin and Russia; best-selling science writer [7]Dava Sobel
  considers Copernicus; and peace historian [8]John Gittings decries our
  bias towards war.
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/edward-lucas-on-putin-and-russian-history
      7. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/dava-sobel-on-early-history-astronomy
      8. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/john-gittings-on-peace

Next week, keep your eyes peeled for interviews with and book
  recommendations from experts including Chinese dissident author Ma
  Jian. Thanks for following!

FiveBooks News

[9]Niall Ferguson on Intellectual Influences
    Links:
      9. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/niall-ferguson-on-intellectual-influences

Friday April 13

The historian tells us about the diverse influences on his work, from
  Keynes and Tolstoy to an Austrian satirist, and explains why he sees
  the world as a complex place on the edge of chaos [10]Continue reading…
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/niall-ferguson-on-intellectual-influences

[11]John Gittings on Peace
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/john-gittings-on-peace

Thursday April 12

The author of The Glorious Art of Peace says history is usually studied
  and written from the perspective of war, and can look very different
  when viewed from the perspective of peace [12]Continue reading…
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/john-gittings-on-peace

[13]Edward Lucas on Putin and Russian History
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/edward-lucas-on-putin-and-russian-history

Wednesday April 11

The international editor of The Economist and author of a new book
  about Russia gives an excoriating critique of Putinism and explains how
  Russia's amoral present is rooted in a failure to come to terms with
  its past [14]Continue reading…
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/edward-lucas-on-putin-and-russian-history

[15]Dava Sobel on the Early History of Astronomy
    Links:
      15. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/dava-sobel-on-early-history-astronomy

Tuesday April 10

The biographer of Copernicus and Galileo tells us about the men whose
  painstaking work changed our understanding of Earth’s place in the
  universe [16]Continue reading…
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/dava-sobel-on-early-history-astronomy

[17]The Second-Term Illusion
    Links:
      17. http://b.rw/HCJZtC

Aaron David Miller | Foreign Policy | 11 April 2012

Do you think a second-term Obama presidency, freed from re-election
  concerns, will tackle Netanyahu and push for Middle East peace? Here's
  why it won't happen (and it's not because of the Israel lobby) [18]More
  like this
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/best

Featured Topic

[19]The Killing of Trayvon Martin
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/reports/killing-trayvon-martin

On the case that has pitched America into soul-searching and division
  [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/killing-trayvon-martin

Book of the Week

[21]The Last Days of Mankind by Karl Kraus
    Links:
      21. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/last-days-mankind-by-karl-kraus

[22]Niall Ferguson says: “I was entirely riveted by Kraus’s central
  theme that the First World War could be understood as a media-driven
  event” [23]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      22. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/niall-ferguson-on-intellectual-influences
      23. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks

Video of the Week

[24]Bang Goes The Theory
    Links:
      24. http://thebrowser.com/videos/bank-goes-theory

Johnny Ball estimates the number of taxis in London using
  capture/recapture [25]More videos
    Links:
      25. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Week

[26]James Wood, on hypocrisy
    Links:
      26. http://nyrbclassics.tumblr.com/post/20981404706

“The hypocrite may serve, among other things, as a deformed
    ambassador of the truth”

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

Reader Recommendations

@SundeenMark Great piece Brittany's Choice by Greg Martin in Witness
  Magazine [28]t.co/QtY4rWXG [29]#browsings [30]More like this
    Links:
      28. http://t.co/QtY4rWXG
      29. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      30. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

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