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Intellectual Affairs
March 16, 2018

Scott McLemee reviews Alberto Manguel's Packing My Library: An Elegy and Ten Digressions.

March 9, 2018

The author of Metahistory, one of the most influential books in the humanities over the past four decades, died Monday. Scott McLemee takes him out of the poststructuralist pigeonhole.

March 2, 2018

High-profile cases of sexual harassment have dominated the media, social and otherwise. Scott McLemee comments on a new book of essays that might push the discussion forward.

February 23, 2018

Almost a century after Prohibition went into effect, we remember it as Puritanism run amok. Scott McLemee looks into a book taking a different view.

February 16, 2018

Scott McLemee describes a few of the ways Philippe Charlier's study of the dead, When Science Sheds Light on History: Forensic Science and Anthropology, illuminates the world of the living.

February 9, 2018

Oxford report renders as charts and correlations something that would otherwise go undoubted: that a well-funded and well-organized hard-right political movement has forged its own media system, writes Scott McLemee.

January 26, 2018

Scott McLemee highlights the panoply of books on Trump, or matters related to his presidency, that scholarly presses plan to publish between now and this summer's end.

January 19, 2018

Scott McLemee explores Michael S. A. Graziano’s The Spaces Between Us: A Story of Neuroscience, Evolution and Human Nature, which describes how we are each surrounded by a kind of invisible bubble possessing remarkable qualities.

January 12, 2018

Scott McLemee reviews Revenge: A Short Enquiry into Retribution, a compendium of one of the human imagination's most reliable, and cross-cultural, narrative templates.

January 5, 2018

Scott McLemee explores the Library of Congress’s recent announcement that it will no longer be a repository of every public posting to Twitter.

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March 16, 2018

Scott McLemee reviews Alberto Manguel's Packing My Library: An Elegy and Ten Digressions.

March 9, 2018

The author of Metahistory, one of the most influential books in the humanities over the past four decades, died Monday. Scott McLemee takes him out of the poststructuralist pigeonhole.

March 2, 2018

High-profile cases of sexual harassment have dominated the media, social and otherwise. Scott McLemee comments on a new book of essays that might push the discussion forward.

February 23, 2018

Almost a century after Prohibition went into effect, we remember it as Puritanism run amok. Scott McLemee looks into a book taking a different view.

February 16, 2018

Scott McLemee describes a few of the ways Philippe Charlier's study of the dead, When Science Sheds Light on History: Forensic Science and Anthropology, illuminates the world of the living.

February 9, 2018

Oxford report renders as charts and correlations something that would otherwise go undoubted: that a well-funded and well-organized hard-right political movement has forged its own media system, writes Scott McLemee.

January 26, 2018

Scott McLemee highlights the panoply of books on Trump, or matters related to his presidency, that scholarly presses plan to publish between now and this summer's end.

January 19, 2018

Scott McLemee explores Michael S. A. Graziano’s The Spaces Between Us: A Story of Neuroscience, Evolution and Human Nature, which describes how we are each surrounded by a kind of invisible bubble possessing remarkable qualities.

January 12, 2018

Scott McLemee reviews Revenge: A Short Enquiry into Retribution, a compendium of one of the human imagination's most reliable, and cross-cultural, narrative templates.

January 5, 2018

Scott McLemee explores the Library of Congress’s recent announcement that it will no longer be a repository of every public posting to Twitter.

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