Intellectual Affairs

Intellectual Affairs
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.
A new book describes the history of resistance to the income tax. Scott McLemee celebrates April 16 with a look.
A new book tries to find grounds for optimism in the face of ecological upheaval. Scott McLemee warms to the effort.
A philosopher explores the ambulatory arts. Scott McLemee rambles on.
A new book traces the background of scholarship in the age of instant reproduction. Scott McLemee gets out the highlighter.
A new book looks at the twisted logic at work in a horrific crime. Scott McLemee investigates.
Seduction, adultery, Illegitimate babies! And don't forget Ben Franklin's cross-dressing friend. Scott McLemee is shocked, shocked he tells you.
The pundits have chewed over the question of inequality. Sociologists have different perspectives. Scott McLemee looks at an agenda-setting new book.
A new book portrays the muse of history as multitasking and interdisciplinary. Scott McLemee looks at her in a new light.
Mortimer Adler built a publishing empire around the Great Books of the Western World. Scott McLemee interviews an author who has mapped its terrain.
Which came first, intellectual arrogance or intractably ignorant boneheadedness? Scott McLemee looks at a new book on anti-intellectualism in America.  

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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.

July 16, 2014

A new book take up the cudgels on behalf of social constructionism. Scott McLemee isn't exactly knocked out.

June 4, 2014

A new book considers the founding father of psychoanalysis as self-made man. Scott McLemee has a look.

May 21, 2014

How we communicate about disease can have consequences for prevention and treatment. Scott McLemee consults a new book on a recent epidemic.

April 30, 2014

A publisher demands the removal of writings by Marx and Engels -- just before May Day. Scott McLemee fans the flames of discontent.

April 23, 2014

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.

April 16, 2014

A new book describes the history of resistance to the income tax. Scott McLemee celebrates April 16 with a look.

April 9, 2014

A new book tries to find grounds for optimism in the face of ecological upheaval. Scott McLemee warms to the effort.

March 26, 2014

A philosopher explores the ambulatory arts. Scott McLemee rambles on.

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