Intellectual Affairs

Intellectual Affairs
June 14, 2006
Admit it: You sometimes consult Wikipedia. Scott McLemee wonders if you should write for it, too.
June 7, 2006
The hurried patron spying Why Truth Matters (Continuum) on the new arrivals shelf of a library may assume that it is yet another denunciation of the Republicans. New books defending the “reality-based community” are already thick on the ground – and the publishers' fall catalogs swarm with fresh contributions to the cause.
May 31, 2006
The field of motorcycle studies has its own journal. Scott McLemee goes riding with the Footnote Gang.
May 24, 2006
The anti-anti-war left has a new manifesto. Scott McLemee feels dialectical and somewhat dizzy.
May 17, 2006
Enough with Da Vinci Code already! Scott McLemee champions a Renaissance man whose time has come.
May 10, 2006
A French thinker is writing the "conceptual history" of modern democracy. Scott McLemee takes some lessons.
May 3, 2006
John Kenneth Galbraith was one of America's most famous economists. Scott McLemee takes a look at another side of his work.
April 26, 2006
American historians just visited the nation's capital for a convention. Scott McLemee kept a diary.
April 19, 2006
The notorious Bettie Page is just part of American pin-up history. Scott McLemee finds out the rest of the story.
April 12, 2006
People are bringing cell phones into libraries and academic conferences. Scott McLemee wants to take them out.

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