Intellectual Affairs

Intellectual Affairs
October 12, 2011
Protest spreads from Wall Street to cities throughout the country. Scott McLemee interviews four professors who are tracking the movement.
October 5, 2011
Will a new series from Yale University Press aimed at young readers (and the occasional grown-up) catch fire? Scott McLemee takes a look.
September 28, 2011
A new book maps the corporate genome of composition studies. Scott McLemee has a look.
September 21, 2011
Why do publishers bring out so few books in translation? Scott McLemee interviews someone trying to change things.
September 14, 2011
Politicians and academics occupy different spheres. Scott McLemee looks at a new book on statecraft and scholarship.
September 7, 2011
The anniversary of 9/11 is just ahead, and scholars are weighing in. Scott McLemee does a quick roundup.
August 31, 2011
A global wave of student protests has spread over the past two years. Scott McLemee looks into a new book from the barricades.
August 24, 2011
A new book discusses the power and fascination of humiliation. Scott McLemee can't look away.
August 17, 2011
A historian's thoughts on recent American religious history resonate with the campaign season. Scott McLemee looks around the paywall.
August 10, 2011
Shortly before the bombing and shooting spree in Norway last month that left 77 people dead, Anders Behring Breivik e-mailed a thousand people the document he called his “compendium” -- a more accurate label than “manifesto,” as some have called it, since large chunks of text were cut and pasted from various sources rather than composed by the murderer himself. In its opening, Breivik says he spent three years preparing the work. It runs to 1,518 pages in PDF. There is no table of contents or index. Its final pages contain a number of photographic self-portraits.

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October 27, 2010
Stewart and Colbert rally in DC this weekend. Scott McLemee opposes their extremist moderation.
April 14, 2010
Seven years ago, Iraq's libraries went up in smoke. Scott McLemee looks at a history of book destruction.
February 21, 2009
Shakespeare wrote one of the most savage plays in the canon. Scott McLemee visits the dark side.
November 21, 2007
A mainstream newspaper covering academic books regularly? Scott McLemee looks into it.
April 11, 2007
Shakespeare wrote one of the most savage plays in the canon. Scott McLemee visits the dark side.

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