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Whisper it quietly, the book is back … and here’s the man leading the revival

Bright lights, good coffee ... and great books (even hardbacks) are the key to injecting new life into bookshops, says James Daunt, chief executive of Waterstones<p>James Daunt is a bookseller with a penchant for stories (<i>Anna Karenina</i> is one of his favourites), who is also an inveterate risk taker. …

Top 100 Works in World Literature by Norwegian Book Clubs, with the Norwegian Nobel Institute

Alonso Quixano, a retired country gentleman in his fifties, lives in an unnamed section of La Mancha with his niece and a housekeeper. He has become …

Electric Literature’s 25 Best Novels of 2014 – Electric Literature

Year-end lists are always subjective and incomplete, but they are especially tricky for books. A dedicated film critic can watch every wide release …

Best Books of 2014 : NPR

How income inequality undermines U.S. power

<i>Kurt M. Campbell, chairman and chief executive of the Asia Group investment and consulting firm, was assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific Affairs from 2009 to 2013.</i><p>Much has been written about the domestic consequences of growing income inequality in the United States — how …

Bosnia's new leadership takes shape, faces pressure to reform | Reuters

SARAJEVO (Reuters) - Bosnia’s new presidential triumvirate took office on Monday in a first step to forming a government the West hopes will press economic reforms to help unblock stalled efforts to join the European Union.<p>Members of the newly elected Bosnia's tripartite inter-ethnic presidency, …

Opinion: Russian advances in the Balkans a cause for concern | DW | 18.11.2014

The news that has leaked from confidential papers coming out of Germany's foreign ministry concerning Russia's political power games is worrying. …

Europe

EU must set reform agenda for Bosnia: think-tank | Reuters

SARAJEVO (Reuters) - The European Union needs to spell out much more clearly economic and political reforms required from Bosnia’s leaders in exchange for helping to accelerate its accession bid and unlocking funds for the Balkan country, a think-tank said on Friday.<p>In a report entitled “Retreat …

Russia Flexes Muscles on EU Bosnia Mission

Diplomats and experts believe Russia is trying out a new strategy in Bosnia and Herzegovina, after Russia’s representative on the UN Security Council …

Europe

How the US Can Produce Cleaner Energy While Capturing Economic Benefits | World Resources Institute

<i>A new WRI study finds that there are many “win-win” opportunities for the United States to reduce emissions and save money for consumers and</i> …

“A country is not a company”: Paul Krugman exposes business elites’ cluelessness about economic policy

The economist assails the notion that a business background confers special economic expertise<p>In his New York Times column today, Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman dismantles the notion -- widespread among many in the political chattering class -- that business leaders boast unique insight …

Colm Toibin Describes The Creation Of His Quiet Masterpiece ‘Nora Webster’

The Irish author talks about circling the story in his latest novel for years, if not all his life, since some is true and some is fiction. Just …

EXCLUSIVE: Rula Jebreal sounds off on Bill Maher Islam spat: “What he is doing is un-American”

The journalist tells Salon about her heated debate with Maher on Friday — and the “dangerous” impact of his ideas<p>Last weekend witnessed yet another fierce debate over Islam on HBO's "Real Time With Bill Maher," just four weeks after the comedian tussled with actor Ben Affleck on the issue. This …

Emerging Markets Are Leading The Way On Clean Energy Growth

It is easy to think of the clean energy revolution as largely a developed world phenomenon – Germany’s Energiewende scaling up the solar power sector, offshore wind turbines in the North Sea and Tesla’s electric sports car are some of the images that come to mind.<p>Partly this is because there is a …