Intellectual Affairs

Intellectual Affairs
November 19, 2014

A recently discovered letter and a new book reveal a dark side of American law enforcement. Scott McLemee investigates.

November 12, 2014

A new book by a British scientist tackles science and medicine in a muckraking spirit. Scott McLemee thinks Americans need it ASAP.

November 5, 2014

Our devices grow ever more efficient, yet our lives only more harried. Scott McLemee reviews a book on the paradox of digital temporality.

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.

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November 19, 2014

A recently discovered letter and a new book reveal a dark side of American law enforcement. Scott McLemee investigates.

November 12, 2014

A new book by a British scientist tackles science and medicine in a muckraking spirit. Scott McLemee thinks Americans need it ASAP.

November 5, 2014

Our devices grow ever more efficient, yet our lives only more harried. Scott McLemee reviews a book on the paradox of digital temporality.

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.

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