Intellectual Affairs

Intellectual Affairs
The pre-eminent literary theorist of the 1960s and '70s went out fashion -- yet never really went away. Scott McLemee looks into the afterlife of an original.
Put down that chocolate and pick up some broccoli! Improve your attitude and you can do anything! Scott McLemee looks into a new book on the critique of self-improvement.
A historian's travels can contribute more to her work than archival sources. Scott McLemee reads Dispatches From Dystopia.
Thorstein Veblen's The Higher Learning in America is back in a new edition. Scott McLemee revisits a scathing classic.
It's compact, direct and mind melting -- and now its story has been told. Scott McLemee meditates on The Bhagavad Gita: A Biography.
The age of print is giving way to the digital age... right? Scott McLemee looks into a scholar’s alternative perspective.
Social hierarchy is a touchy subject. Scott McLemee looks at a sociologist's study of wedding across class lines.
Smoking is cool, sophisticated, sexy and enjoyable. Plus, it can kill you. Scott McLemee looks at a study of how students try to split the difference.
A new book on jealousy has Scott McLemee taking a backward look.
A new book reflects on generation gaps and how they get that way. Scott McLemee takes a look.
A recently discovered letter and a new book reveal a dark side of American law enforcement. Scott McLemee investigates.
A new book by a British scientist tackles science and medicine in a muckraking spirit. Scott McLemee thinks Americans need it ASAP.

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May 13, 2015

The pre-eminent literary theorist of the 1960s and '70s went out fashion -- yet never really went away. Scott McLemee looks into the afterlife of an original.

May 6, 2015

Put down that chocolate and pick up some broccoli! Improve your attitude and you can do anything! Scott McLemee looks into a new book on the critique of self-improvement.

April 29, 2015

A historian's travels can contribute more to her work than archival sources. Scott McLemee reads Dispatches From Dystopia.

April 15, 2015

Thorstein Veblen's The Higher Learning in America is back in a new edition. Scott McLemee revisits a scathing classic.

March 25, 2015

It's compact, direct and mind melting -- and now its story has been told. Scott McLemee meditates on The Bhagavad Gita: A Biography.

March 4, 2015

The age of print is giving way to the digital age... right? Scott McLemee looks into a scholar’s alternative perspective.

February 18, 2015

Social hierarchy is a touchy subject. Scott McLemee looks at a sociologist's study of wedding across class lines.

February 11, 2015

Smoking is cool, sophisticated, sexy and enjoyable. Plus, it can kill you. Scott McLemee looks at a study of how students try to split the difference.

December 17, 2014

A new book on jealousy has Scott McLemee taking a backward look.

December 10, 2014

A new book reflects on generation gaps and how they get that way. Scott McLemee takes a look.

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