Intellectual Affairs

Intellectual Affairs
February 13, 2013

A new documentary puts cultural historian and academic gadfly Russell Jacoby on screen. Scott McLemee gets a front-row seat.

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.

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February 13, 2013

A new documentary puts cultural historian and academic gadfly Russell Jacoby on screen. Scott McLemee gets a front-row seat.

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.

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