Intellectual Affairs

Intellectual Affairs
Historians discuss the challenge of writing about the recent past. Scott McLemee tries to put things in context.
Two political scientists are publishing a study of the presidential election -- as it's happening. Scott McLemee looks at the work-in-progress.
A new book treats solo acts of political terrorism as a rising trend. Scott McLemee can't avoid reading it.
Running for office? Let Cicero be your campaign manager! Scott McLemee ponders "How to Win an Election."
Nietzsche, Sartre, and Roland Barthes kept regular daily appointments with the piano. Scott McLemee listens in.
A new book denounces competitive athletics as "a global plague." Scott McLemee pulls no punches.
It infected a third of the world's population and killed tens of millions. Scott McLemee reads a new book recalling the influenza pandemic of 1918.
Fierce debate breaks out yet again about an ever-controversial field of scholarship. Scott McLemee keeps his eyes on the prize. 

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February 6, 2013

Didn't Immanuel Velikovsky's ideas go the way of Chariots of the Gods, bell-bottoms, and the pet rock? Scott McLemee looks at a monograph bringing him back into view.

January 30, 2013

A monograph on superhero comics and nationalism puts Captain America in a geopolitical context. Scott McLemee reports from his fortress of solitude.

January 23, 2013

Old-fashioned books take up a lot of space -- both on our shelves and in our heads. Scott McLemee grapples with a new volume on reading.

January 9, 2013

Did Bo help get the president re-elected? Scott McLemee looks into the burgeoning literature on canine politics.

January 2, 2013

A group of digital humanists foresees a new phase of scholarly e-publishing. Scott McLemee gets a peek into their crystal ball.

December 19, 2012

It's the music that makes the universe dance: Scott McLemee reads The Best Writing in Mathematics 2012.

December 12, 2012

A prominent social theorist gathers his thoughts on the past few years of upheaval. Scott McLemee risks an opinion.

November 28, 2012

Temple was the first institution to offer a doctorate in African-American studies and has seen heated debates over the discipline's direction. The rejection of the department's choice as chair has set off a new controversy.

November 28, 2012

"The Book of Genesis: A Biography" treats a classic religious text as if it were alive. Scott McLemee learns what it begat.

November 14, 2012

Has November become the month for student protests over budget cuts and tuition hikes? Scott McLemee reports on developments in London -- and closer to home.

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