Intellectual Affairs

Intellectual Affairs


October 17, 2012

The most famous literary award in the world finally catches up with Chinese literature. Scott McLemee discusses Mo Yan.

September 26, 2012

There's more to the American past than able-bodied pioneers. Scott McLemee reads A Disability History of the United States.

September 19, 2012

A historical study of clashing values in teachers' unions appears as Chicago teachers suspend strike. Scott McLemee asks the author for context.

September 12, 2012

A paleontologist explores the outer reaches of the evolution of sex in a new book. Scott McLemee feels kind of dirty just thinking about it.

September 5, 2012

Historians discuss the challenge of writing about the recent past. Scott McLemee tries to put things in context.

August 29, 2012

Two political scientists are publishing a study of the presidential election -- as it's happening. Scott McLemee looks at the work-in-progress.

August 22, 2012

A new book by the eminent philosopher Jürgen Habermas shows signs of political frustration. Scott McLemee shares his pain.

August 15, 2012

A new book treats solo acts of political terrorism as a rising trend. Scott McLemee can't avoid reading it.

August 8, 2012

Running for office? Let Cicero be your campaign manager! Scott McLemee ponders "How to Win an Election."

July 18, 2012

Nietzsche, Sartre, and Roland Barthes kept regular daily appointments with the piano. Scott McLemee listens in.


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