Intellectual Affairs

Intellectual Affairs
February 6, 2013
Didn't Immanuel Velikovsky's ideas go the way of Chariots of the Gods, bell-bottoms, and the pet rock? Scott McLemee looks at a monograph bringing him back into view.
January 30, 2013
A monograph on superhero comics and nationalism puts Captain America in a geopolitical context. Scott McLemee reports from his fortress of solitude.
January 23, 2013
Old-fashioned books take up a lot of space -- both on our shelves and in our heads. Scott McLemee grapples with a new volume on reading.
January 16, 2013
He was a prodigy, a hacker, and a Robin Hood of knowledge. Scott McLemee recalls a friend who died too young.
January 9, 2013
Did Bo help get the president re-elected? Scott McLemee looks into the burgeoning literature on canine politics.
January 2, 2013
A group of digital humanists foresees a new phase of scholarly e-publishing. Scott McLemee gets a peek into their crystal ball.
December 19, 2012
It's the music that makes the universe dance: Scott McLemee reads The Best Writing in Mathematics 2012.
December 12, 2012
A prominent social theorist gathers his thoughts on the past few years of upheaval. Scott McLemee risks an opinion.
December 5, 2012
Analogies to Nazi Germany come cheap -- but not insights into a movement that's still waiting for its chance. Scott McLemee looks at Fascism, a new journal.
November 28, 2012
"The Book of Genesis: A Biography" treats a classic religious text as if it were alive. Scott McLemee learns what it begat.

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February 6, 2013
Didn't Immanuel Velikovsky's ideas go the way of Chariots of the Gods, bell-bottoms, and the pet rock? Scott McLemee looks at a monograph bringing him back into view.
January 30, 2013
A monograph on superhero comics and nationalism puts Captain America in a geopolitical context. Scott McLemee reports from his fortress of solitude.
January 23, 2013
Old-fashioned books take up a lot of space -- both on our shelves and in our heads. Scott McLemee grapples with a new volume on reading.
January 16, 2013
He was a prodigy, a hacker, and a Robin Hood of knowledge. Scott McLemee recalls a friend who died too young.
January 9, 2013
Did Bo help get the president re-elected? Scott McLemee looks into the burgeoning literature on canine politics.
January 2, 2013
A group of digital humanists foresees a new phase of scholarly e-publishing. Scott McLemee gets a peek into their crystal ball.
December 19, 2012
It's the music that makes the universe dance: Scott McLemee reads The Best Writing in Mathematics 2012.
December 12, 2012
A prominent social theorist gathers his thoughts on the past few years of upheaval. Scott McLemee risks an opinion.
December 5, 2012
Analogies to Nazi Germany come cheap -- but not insights into a movement that's still waiting for its chance. Scott McLemee looks at Fascism, a new journal.
November 28, 2012
"The Book of Genesis: A Biography" treats a classic religious text as if it were alive. Scott McLemee learns what it begat.

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