December 14, 2005
A literary scholar pays tribute to the essay as a literary genre. Scott McLemee thinks you should wait a couple of weeks before reading this book.
December 7, 2005
25 years have passed since Louis Althusser went over the edge of sanity. Scott McLemee wonders what keeps drawing scholars into his orbit.
December 1, 2005
Does the work of pop philosopher Colin Wilson provide clues to a serial killer's motives? Scott McLemee is banking on the idea.
November 29, 2005
Is Harry Frankfurt's best-selling book useful for understanding the current political situation? Scott McLemee thinks we need another concept.
November 22, 2005
Scott McLemee revisits C. Wright Mills's advice on living the scholarly life.
November 17, 2005
A new manifesto announces the death of mass media and the emergence of the citizen journalist. Scott McLemee gives two (but not three) cheers.
November 15, 2005
Scott McLemee talks to one of the first literary bloggers about his decision to shift to online radio.
November 10, 2005
A new book by political scientists diagnoses a crisis in our civic life. Scott McLemee wonders if they have any good remedies.
November 8, 2005
Scott McLemee revisits the influential but elusive theorist Henri Mensonge, international man of mystery.