Intellectual Affairs

Intellectual Affairs
October 29, 2014

He's a canonical figure in American literature, but Edgar Allan Poe's verse has always had its detractors. Scott McLemee considers a quaint and curious volume in his defense.

October 22, 2014

Given chance to consider bans on same-sex marriage in five states, the Supreme Court refused. Scott McLemee looks at a book on the long backstory.

October 15, 2014

The leading search engine for academic research is almost 10 years old. Scott McLemee considers how it's grown -- and to what size.

October 8, 2014

They die a thousand times, and heroes only once -- but nobody analyzes them. Scott McLemee consults the first history of cowardice

October 1, 2014

Zephyr Teachout's book may become a manifesto for reformers -- but not so fast... Scott McLemee takes a second look.

September 24, 2014

Zephyr Teachout's Corruption in America charts a steady drift from early idealism to the cynical status quo. Scott McLemee takes a first look.

September 17, 2014

A new book challenges historians to quit studying the past through a microscope. Scott McLemee takes a look through the binoculars.

September 3, 2014

If a picture is worth a thousand words, how about a Venn diagram or a schematic diagram? Scott McLemee considers a book on the visual presentation of knowledge.

August 27, 2014

A sociologist looks at what happens when a third of the world's wealth hides in tax havens. Scott McLemee watches him slice the globaloney.

August 20, 2014

So you want to be a rock 'n' roll star? Scott McLemee reports on a book tracing the role's history.

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October 29, 2014

He's a canonical figure in American literature, but Edgar Allan Poe's verse has always had its detractors. Scott McLemee considers a quaint and curious volume in his defense.

October 22, 2014

Given chance to consider bans on same-sex marriage in five states, the Supreme Court refused. Scott McLemee looks at a book on the long backstory.

October 15, 2014

The leading search engine for academic research is almost 10 years old. Scott McLemee considers how it's grown -- and to what size.

October 8, 2014

They die a thousand times, and heroes only once -- but nobody analyzes them. Scott McLemee consults the first history of cowardice

October 1, 2014

Zephyr Teachout's book may become a manifesto for reformers -- but not so fast... Scott McLemee takes a second look.

September 24, 2014

Zephyr Teachout's Corruption in America charts a steady drift from early idealism to the cynical status quo. Scott McLemee takes a first look.

September 17, 2014

A new book challenges historians to quit studying the past through a microscope. Scott McLemee takes a look through the binoculars.

September 3, 2014

If a picture is worth a thousand words, how about a Venn diagram or a schematic diagram? Scott McLemee considers a book on the visual presentation of knowledge.

August 27, 2014

A sociologist looks at what happens when a third of the world's wealth hides in tax havens. Scott McLemee watches him slice the globaloney.

August 20, 2014

So you want to be a rock 'n' roll star? Scott McLemee reports on a book tracing the role's history.

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