Intellectual Affairs

Intellectual Affairs
November 27, 2013

A classic study of American Populism has reached its second edition -- 50 years after the first one appeared. Scott McLemee gives thanks.

November 20, 2013

Two new books look at familiar, diverting facets of life online. Scott McLemee tries to garner them some attention.

November 6, 2013

A philosopher known for scorched-earth polemics has made himself a bit more notorious. Scott McLemee considers the perils of paraphrase.

October 30, 2013

Scott McLemee considers the legacy of Lou Reed.

October 23, 2013

An eminent professor of writing offers readers instruction in the secret arts of the persona. Scott McLemee looks behind the mask.

October 16, 2013

It's the 100th anniversary of the income tax -- and a new book describes repeated efforts to repeal or blunt it. Scott McLemee finds the story moving.

October 9, 2013

Sociologist's new book explores time-tested techniques for avoiding potentially inconvenient risk of being understood. Scott McLemee foregrounds the opportunity spaces for discursive practice.

September 25, 2013

A newly translated book ponders and celebrates archival research. Scott McLemee thinks it's a classic.

September 18, 2013

Ronald Dworkin's first posthumous book is a defense of religious atheism. Scott McLemee reports on a matter of ultimate concern.

September 4, 2013

We may be decades away from cloning Bigfoot, but two new books on cryptozoology show that the truth is out there. Scott McLemee wants to believe.

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November 27, 2013

A classic study of American Populism has reached its second edition -- 50 years after the first one appeared. Scott McLemee gives thanks.

November 20, 2013

Two new books look at familiar, diverting facets of life online. Scott McLemee tries to garner them some attention.

November 6, 2013

A philosopher known for scorched-earth polemics has made himself a bit more notorious. Scott McLemee considers the perils of paraphrase.

October 30, 2013

Scott McLemee considers the legacy of Lou Reed.

October 23, 2013

An eminent professor of writing offers readers instruction in the secret arts of the persona. Scott McLemee looks behind the mask.

October 16, 2013

It's the 100th anniversary of the income tax -- and a new book describes repeated efforts to repeal or blunt it. Scott McLemee finds the story moving.

October 9, 2013

Sociologist's new book explores time-tested techniques for avoiding potentially inconvenient risk of being understood. Scott McLemee foregrounds the opportunity spaces for discursive practice.

September 25, 2013

A newly translated book ponders and celebrates archival research. Scott McLemee thinks it's a classic.

September 18, 2013

Ronald Dworkin's first posthumous book is a defense of religious atheism. Scott McLemee reports on a matter of ultimate concern.

September 4, 2013

We may be decades away from cloning Bigfoot, but two new books on cryptozoology show that the truth is out there. Scott McLemee wants to believe.

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