Intellectual Affairs

Intellectual Affairs
April 11, 2007
Shakespeare wrote one of the most savage plays in the canon. Scott McLemee visits the dark side.
April 4, 2007
The first English dictionary was published long before Samuel Johnson. Scott McLemee consults the first reprint in 400 years.
March 28, 2007
The Borders bookstore chain is "right-sizing." Scott McLemee takes a look at a new documentary about the company's effects on the culture.
March 21, 2007
Why don't more political scientists study the antiwar movement? Scott McLemee talks to one who does.
March 14, 2007
Scott McLemee takes a look back at the postmodern thinker and intellectual playboy who inspired "The Matrix."
March 7, 2007
Getting from academe to the publishing world isn't easy, but Scott McLemee finds some grad students who just might make it.
February 28, 2007
Will bringing in an inspirational speaker cure the faculty blues? Scott McLemee describes a skirmish in the culture wars.
February 21, 2007
Thanks to DNA testing, Sally Hemings is fully part of national history. Scott McLemee considers the work of a scholar who fears the real story will be whitewashed.
February 14, 2007
Gershon Legman thought sexual repression made for a mean and bitter society. Scott McLemee wonders if the culture automatically gets more pleasant when we let it all hang out.
February 7, 2007
When dissident intellectuals in Iran appeal to colleagues in the U.S. for solidarity, the silence is often deafening. Scott McLemee interviews an activist trying to change that.

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