Intellectual Affairs

Intellectual Affairs
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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March 6, 2013

Can believers and unbelievers find fellowship? Scott McLemee looks at the 21st-century dialogue between faith and reason.

February 27, 2013

Jeremy Bernstein's "A Palette of Particles" offers a guided tour of the subatomic universe. Scott McLemee goes on a trip.

February 15, 2013

A second librarian's blog becomes the target of a potential lawsuit from a disgruntled publisher.

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.

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