Intellectual Affairs

Intellectual Affairs
They die a thousand times, and heroes only once -- but nobody analyzes them. Scott McLemee consults the first history of cowardice
Zephyr Teachout's book may become a manifesto for reformers -- but not so fast... Scott McLemee takes a second look.
Zephyr Teachout's Corruption in America charts a steady drift from early idealism to the cynical status quo. Scott McLemee takes a first look.
A new book challenges historians to quit studying the past through a microscope. Scott McLemee takes a look through the binoculars.
So you want to be a rock 'n' roll star? Scott McLemee reports on a book tracing the role's history.
A new book argues that public intellectuals possess not just knowledge and opinions but something academics lack: style. Scott McLemee considers the rhetoric.
Combating prejudice is like the labors of Sisyphus. Scott McLemee interviews an author who keeps on pushing.
A new book take up the cudgels on behalf of social constructionism. Scott McLemee isn't exactly knocked out.
A new book considers the founding father of psychoanalysis as self-made man. Scott McLemee has a look.
How we communicate about disease can have consequences for prevention and treatment. Scott McLemee consults a new book on a recent epidemic.
A publisher demands the removal of writings by Marx and Engels -- just before May Day. Scott McLemee fans the flames of discontent.
1177 B.C. was the kind of year people try to forget. Scott McLemee reports on a book that takes us all the way back.

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October 22, 2014

Given chance to consider bans on same-sex marriage in five states, the Supreme Court refused. Scott McLemee looks at a book on the long backstory.

October 21, 2014

The American Psychological Association objects to a new book's portrayal of its role in government-sponsored enhanced interrogation practices in post-9/11 years.

October 8, 2014

They die a thousand times, and heroes only once -- but nobody analyzes them. Scott McLemee consults the first history of cowardice

October 1, 2014

Zephyr Teachout's book may become a manifesto for reformers -- but not so fast... Scott McLemee takes a second look.

September 24, 2014

Zephyr Teachout's Corruption in America charts a steady drift from early idealism to the cynical status quo. Scott McLemee takes a first look.

September 17, 2014

A new book challenges historians to quit studying the past through a microscope. Scott McLemee takes a look through the binoculars.

August 20, 2014

So you want to be a rock 'n' roll star? Scott McLemee reports on a book tracing the role's history.

July 30, 2014

A new book argues that public intellectuals possess not just knowledge and opinions but something academics lack: style. Scott McLemee considers the rhetoric.

July 28, 2014

Senator John Walsh appears to have plagiarized final paper for master's degree. It would have been the nail in an academic's coffin, but he remains in Congress and in race for election this fall. Why?

July 23, 2014

Combating prejudice is like the labors of Sisyphus. Scott McLemee interviews an author who keeps on pushing.

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