A new book argues that public intellectuals possess not just knowledge and opinions but something academics lack: style. Scott McLemee considers the rhetoric.
Senator John Walsh appears to have plagiarized final paper for master's degree. It would have been the nail in an academic's coffin, but he remains in Congress and in race for election this fall. Why?
Combating prejudice is like the labors of Sisyphus. Scott McLemee interviews an author who keeps on pushing.
A new book take up the cudgels on behalf of social constructionism. Scott McLemee isn't exactly knocked out.
A new book considers the founding father of psychoanalysis as self-made man. Scott McLemee has a look.
How we communicate about disease can have consequences for prevention and treatment. Scott McLemee consults a new book on a recent epidemic.
A publisher demands the removal of writings by Marx and Engels -- just before May Day. Scott McLemee fans the flames of discontent.
1177 B.C. was the kind of year people try to forget. Scott McLemee reports on a book that takes us all the way back.
A new book describes the history of resistance to the income tax. Scott McLemee celebrates April 16 with a look.
A new book tries to find grounds for optimism in the face of ecological upheaval. Scott McLemee warms to the effort.