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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