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Intellectual Affairs
March 9, 2016

You may think of yourself as smart, a good judge of character and destined for a life better than the one you have -- but someone appealing to those feelings can end up with all your money and no known forwarding address. Scott McLemee explains.

March 2, 2016

A recent report on the cost of publishing monographs should be of some interest to many people who buy, read and/or write scholarly books, says Scott McLemee.

February 24, 2016

Scott McLemee pays tribute to the life of Umberto Eco, who had an attitude of mind condemned to tireless curiosity.

February 17, 2016

Antonin Scalia's most-cited law review article provides a glimpse into at least part of that enigmatic entity known as “the mind of the Supreme Court,” Scott McLemee writes.

February 10, 2016

Scott McLemee reviews a new anthology that documents a place in which people are condemned to psychic torture so continuous it seems eternal.

February 3, 2016

A new book reconstructs the context and mood that made Dallas a hub of far-right activism in the late 1950s and early '60s, writes Scott McLemee, shedding light on the political landscape today.

January 27, 2016

Some people lived through early discussions of postmodernism and performativity, says Scott McLemee, thinking it sounded like David Bowie, minus the genius.

January 20, 2016

Hugh Pennington's new book, Have Bacteria Won?, goes straight to the heart of a growing public anxiety, writes Scott McLemee.

January 15, 2016

Celebrate or hate it as you will, writes Scott McLemee, Wikipedia has metamorphosed from its beginnings as a gangly cultural interloper into the de facto reference work of first resort.

January 6, 2016

In a new memoir, the brother of the Unabomber tries to make sense of his own past in the context of acts of violence utterly disconnected from his own memories, writes Scott McLemee.

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March 9, 2016

You may think of yourself as smart, a good judge of character and destined for a life better than the one you have -- but someone appealing to those feelings can end up with all your money and no known forwarding address. Scott McLemee explains.

March 2, 2016

A recent report on the cost of publishing monographs should be of some interest to many people who buy, read and/or write scholarly books, says Scott McLemee.

February 24, 2016

Scott McLemee pays tribute to the life of Umberto Eco, who had an attitude of mind condemned to tireless curiosity.

February 17, 2016

Antonin Scalia's most-cited law review article provides a glimpse into at least part of that enigmatic entity known as “the mind of the Supreme Court,” Scott McLemee writes.

February 10, 2016

Scott McLemee reviews a new anthology that documents a place in which people are condemned to psychic torture so continuous it seems eternal.

February 3, 2016

A new book reconstructs the context and mood that made Dallas a hub of far-right activism in the late 1950s and early '60s, writes Scott McLemee, shedding light on the political landscape today.

January 27, 2016

Some people lived through early discussions of postmodernism and performativity, says Scott McLemee, thinking it sounded like David Bowie, minus the genius.

January 20, 2016

Hugh Pennington's new book, Have Bacteria Won?, goes straight to the heart of a growing public anxiety, writes Scott McLemee.

January 15, 2016

Celebrate or hate it as you will, writes Scott McLemee, Wikipedia has metamorphosed from its beginnings as a gangly cultural interloper into the de facto reference work of first resort.

January 6, 2016

In a new memoir, the brother of the Unabomber tries to make sense of his own past in the context of acts of violence utterly disconnected from his own memories, writes Scott McLemee.

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