Intellectual Affairs

Intellectual Affairs
February 15, 2012

Do advertisers aim hidden messages at the public? Scott McLemee examines a cultural history of concealed influence.

February 8, 2012

A new book series offers polemics against prominent figures -- including an influential academic turned politician. Scott McLemee casts his vote.

February 2, 2012

Historians look back at the 2008 election in a new book. Scott McLemee registers his impressions.

January 18, 2012

Debate over free speech and classroom controversy usually generates more heat than light. Scott McLemee looks at a cool new book.

January 11, 2012

Celebrity scandal or scapegoating ritual? Scott McLemee reviews a new book on Cablinasian studies.

January 4, 2012

A philosopher explores the nuances of rudeness, gossip, and other all-too-human tendencies. Scott McLemee has a look.

December 21, 2011

A new book reflects on what happens when we revisit familiar works of fiction. Scott McLemee takes a first look.

December 15, 2011

No sooner does disaster strike than the gloating begins. Scott McLemee interviews a scholar who tracks online trolls.

December 7, 2011

A philosopher digs into one of the less appealing emotions. Scott McLemee gives his new book a sniff.

November 30, 2011

Dwight Macdonald didn't suffer kitsch lightly. Scott McLemee revisits a cultural critic with attitude.

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February 15, 2012

Do advertisers aim hidden messages at the public? Scott McLemee examines a cultural history of concealed influence.

February 8, 2012

A new book series offers polemics against prominent figures -- including an influential academic turned politician. Scott McLemee casts his vote.

February 2, 2012

Historians look back at the 2008 election in a new book. Scott McLemee registers his impressions.

January 18, 2012

Debate over free speech and classroom controversy usually generates more heat than light. Scott McLemee looks at a cool new book.

January 11, 2012

Celebrity scandal or scapegoating ritual? Scott McLemee reviews a new book on Cablinasian studies.

January 4, 2012

A philosopher explores the nuances of rudeness, gossip, and other all-too-human tendencies. Scott McLemee has a look.

December 21, 2011

A new book reflects on what happens when we revisit familiar works of fiction. Scott McLemee takes a first look.

December 15, 2011

No sooner does disaster strike than the gloating begins. Scott McLemee interviews a scholar who tracks online trolls.

December 7, 2011

A philosopher digs into one of the less appealing emotions. Scott McLemee gives his new book a sniff.

November 30, 2011

Dwight Macdonald didn't suffer kitsch lightly. Scott McLemee revisits a cultural critic with attitude.

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