FiveBooks Newsletter 96


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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 any of another stellar week of FiveBooks interviews.
  Economics professor [5]Barry Eichengreen discusses the Euro crisis;
  bestselling author [6]Carl Honoré considers the art of living slowly;
  gender theorist and self-professed "tranny dyke" [7]Kate Bornstein
  talks about gender outlaws; [8]David Edmonds ponders ethical problems;
  and more.
    Links:
      5. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/barry-eichengreen-on-euro
      6. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/carl-honoré-on-slow-living
      7. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/kate-bornstein-on-gender
      8. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/david-edmonds-on-ethical-problems

Next week, look out for philosophy writer Jules Evans on ancient
  philosophy in modern life, and renowned author Ma Jian on Chinese
  dissident fiction.

Thanks for reading us!

FiveBooks News

[9]Barry Eichengreen on the Euro
    Links:
      9. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/barry-eichengreen-on-euro

Friday April 27

With hindsight, was the euro a good idea? Will it come through the
  present crisis intact or will any country decide to leave? And what
  happens if they do? All this and more answered by the economics
  professor [10]Continue reading…
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/barry-eichengreen-on-euro

[11]Kate Bornstein on Gender Outlaws
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/kate-bornstein-on-gender

Thursday April 26

The author, gender theorist and self-described “SM femme tranny dyke”
  tells us why gender isn’t binary, and recommends books that give
  long-suppressed voice to the transgender community [12]Continue
  reading…
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/kate-bornstein-on-gender

[13]Carl Honoré on Slow Living
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/carl-honoré-on-slow-living

Wednesday April 25

In a culture obsessed with speed, the author of In Praise of Slow asks
  us to take a step back, from slower eating to unhurried thinking – and
  traces the leisurely history of the slow movement [14]Continue reading…
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/carl-honoré-on-slow-living

[15]David Edmonds on Ethical Problems
    Links:
      15. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/david-edmonds-on-ethical-problems

Tuesday April 24

Given the choice between allowing five people to die, and killing one
  person, what would you do? What is the utilitarian argument for
  vegetarianism? Should we be able to sell our kidneys? The philosopher
  suggests some answers [16]Continue reading…
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/david-edmonds-on-ethical-problems

[17]Kenneth Mack on Race and the Law
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/kenneth-mack-on-race-and-law

Monday April 23

The American law scholar discusses the warring ideals of egalitarianism
  and exclusion at the heart of US politics and law, from the founding of
  the nation up to the present day [18]Continue reading…
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/kenneth-mack-on-race-and-law

[19]On The Origins Of The Arts
    Links:
      19. http://b.rw/I8JcAZ

EO Wilson | Harvard | 20 April 2012

Harvard biologist tackles evolution of culture in a monumental essay.
  Captivating throughout. "Rich and seemingly boundless as the creative
  arts seem to be, each is filtered through the narrow biological
  channels of human cognition" [20]More like this
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/best

Featured Topic

[21]How To Die
    Links:
      21. http://thebrowser.com/reports/how-die

How to face the end? Peacefully? Still fighting? With all of medicine's
  help? Or naturally? [22]Read on
    Links:
      22. http://thebrowser.com/reports/how-die

Book of the Week

Book of the Day

[23]Slowness by Milan Kundera
    Links:
      23. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/slowness-by-milan-kundera

[24]Carl Honoré says: "For anyone wanting to delve into the
  meta-physical underpinnings of the slow revolution, this is the perfect
  primer"
  [25]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      24. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/carl-honoré-on-slow-living
      25. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks

Video of the Week

[26]Tyranny Of The New Yorker
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/videos/tyranny-new-yorker

No periodicals were harmed in the making of this video [27]More videos
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Week

[28]Andy Borowitz, on free speech
    Links:
      28. http://twitter.com/BorowitzReport/status/194573180189421568

"I may not agree with you, but I'll defend to the death my right to
    tell you to shut up"

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

Reader Recommendations

@prospect_uk From Faust to Frankenstein: The Archbishop of Canterbury
  on money, markets and morals http://t.co/O8Wny53f #browsings
  [31]More like this
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

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