Intellectual Affairs

Intellectual Affairs
May 25, 2016

Scott McLemee reviews Terry Eagleton's new book, Culture, which unpacks the concept in its title.

May 18, 2016

The 2016 election cycle is a murky paradox in which it seems impossible to think of Donald Trump as ever exemplifying a certain long-held conservative doctrine, writes Scott McLemee.

May 11, 2016

Scott McLemee reviews a new book by Christina Crosby, who discusses the reality of her life after a horrific accident with a candor that must be experienced to be believed.

May 4, 2016

The torture of a foreign student has become the synecdoche for uncounted thousands of people now in Egyptian prisons or graves, writes Scott McLemee.

April 27, 2016

Scott McLemee reviews Life Beyond Boundaries: A Memoir, by Benedict Anderson, whose sense of scholarship, and of life itself, was that it ought to be a mode of open-ended exploration.

April 20, 2016

Several developments in the humanities this week are as newsworthy as the Pulitzers -- and possibly more consequential in the long run, writes Scott McLemee.

April 13, 2016

Who knows exactly what will happen to personal privacy in our high-tech future, but a new book at least stimulates us to think about it, writes Scott McLemee.

April 6, 2016

What happens when your darkest secret or most agonizing experience can be recorded, stored, duplicated endlessly and broadcast for the world to see? Scott McLemee reviews a book on privacy in the 21st century.

March 30, 2016

Once one of the best-known authors in the world but then for many years relegated to footnotes, Stefan Zweig hardly seemed liked a figure poised for rediscovery. But not too long ago, the comeback began, writes Scott McLemee.

March 23, 2016

Scott McLemee reviews a new biography on the scholar Stanley Fish, who, if he wrote a book of career advice, could title it The Art of the Deal.

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May 25, 2016

Scott McLemee reviews Terry Eagleton's new book, Culture, which unpacks the concept in its title.

May 18, 2016

The 2016 election cycle is a murky paradox in which it seems impossible to think of Donald Trump as ever exemplifying a certain long-held conservative doctrine, writes Scott McLemee.

May 11, 2016

Scott McLemee reviews a new book by Christina Crosby, who discusses the reality of her life after a horrific accident with a candor that must be experienced to be believed.

May 4, 2016

The torture of a foreign student has become the synecdoche for uncounted thousands of people now in Egyptian prisons or graves, writes Scott McLemee.

April 27, 2016

Scott McLemee reviews Life Beyond Boundaries: A Memoir, by Benedict Anderson, whose sense of scholarship, and of life itself, was that it ought to be a mode of open-ended exploration.

April 20, 2016

Several developments in the humanities this week are as newsworthy as the Pulitzers -- and possibly more consequential in the long run, writes Scott McLemee.

April 13, 2016

Who knows exactly what will happen to personal privacy in our high-tech future, but a new book at least stimulates us to think about it, writes Scott McLemee.

April 6, 2016

What happens when your darkest secret or most agonizing experience can be recorded, stored, duplicated endlessly and broadcast for the world to see? Scott McLemee reviews a book on privacy in the 21st century.

March 30, 2016

Once one of the best-known authors in the world but then for many years relegated to footnotes, Stefan Zweig hardly seemed liked a figure poised for rediscovery. But not too long ago, the comeback began, writes Scott McLemee.

March 23, 2016

Scott McLemee reviews a new biography on the scholar Stanley Fish, who, if he wrote a book of career advice, could title it The Art of the Deal.

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