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The book cover for Jason Blakely's "Lost in Ideology: Interpreting Modern Political Life" features yellow lettering against the background of a black and white maze.

Lost in Ideology

Scott McLemee reviews Jason Blakely’s Lost in Ideology: Interpreting Modern Political Life.

A frontal view of the U.S. Supreme Court building, with its eight columns.

Before the Court

The Supreme Court looms large in this spring’s university press releases, Scott McLemee writes.

The book cover for Tobias Becker’s "Yesterday: A New History of Nostalgia" features a pastel-like cloudy sky blending into a sandy ocean beach.

Good Old Nostalgia

Scott McLemee reviews Tobias Becker’s Yesterday: A New History of Nostalgia.

The book jacket for Dipesh Chakrabarty's "One Planet, Many Worlds: The Climate Parallax."

‘One Planet, Many Worlds’

Scott McLemee reviews Dipesh Chakrabarty’s One Planet, Many Worlds.

The book jacket for Chip Colwell's "So Much Stuff: How Humans Discovered Tools, Invented Meaning, and Made More of Everything."

We Are All Hoarders Now

Scott McLemee reviews Chip Colwell’s So Much Stuff.

A collection of book jackets for the books discussed in the accompanying review.

Politics and Beyond

Scott McLemee looks ahead to university press releases forthcoming this spring. 

The book cover for Jonathan Kramnick's "Criticism and Truth: On Method in Literary Studies."

Is Literary Studies Facing an Extinction Event?

Scott McLemee reviews Jonathan Kramnick’s Criticism and Truth: On Method in Literary Studies.

The book cover for Marlena Williams's "Night Mother: A Personal and Cultural History of The Exorcist."

Exorcising ‘The Exorcist’

Scott McLemee reviews Marlena Williams’s Night Mother: A Personal and Cultural History of The Exorcist.