Intellectual Affairs

Intellectual Affairs
October 26, 2011

A new documentary explores the life and influence of a major American social critic. Scott McLemee revisits a practical utopian.

October 19, 2011

A new book claims that the notorious emperor Caligula got a bad rap. Scott McLemee scrolls through it.

October 12, 2011

Protest spreads from Wall Street to cities throughout the country. Scott McLemee interviews four professors who are tracking the movement.

October 5, 2011

Will a new series from Yale University Press aimed at young readers (and the occasional grown-up) catch fire? Scott McLemee takes a look.

September 28, 2011

A new book maps the corporate genome of composition studies. Scott McLemee has a look.

September 21, 2011

Why do publishers bring out so few books in translation? Scott McLemee interviews someone trying to change things.

September 14, 2011

Politicians and academics occupy different spheres. Scott McLemee looks at a new book on statecraft and scholarship.

September 7, 2011

The anniversary of 9/11 is just ahead, and scholars are weighing in. Scott McLemee does a quick roundup.

August 31, 2011

A global wave of student protests has spread over the past two years. Scott McLemee looks into a new book from the barricades.

August 24, 2011

A new book discusses the power and fascination of humiliation. Scott McLemee can't look away.

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October 12, 2011

Protest spreads from Wall Street to cities throughout the country. Scott McLemee interviews four professors who are tracking the movement.

October 5, 2011

Will a new series from Yale University Press aimed at young readers (and the occasional grown-up) catch fire? Scott McLemee takes a look.

September 28, 2011

A new book maps the corporate genome of composition studies. Scott McLemee has a look.

September 21, 2011

Why do publishers bring out so few books in translation? Scott McLemee interviews someone trying to change things.

September 14, 2011

Politicians and academics occupy different spheres. Scott McLemee looks at a new book on statecraft and scholarship.

September 7, 2011

The anniversary of 9/11 is just ahead, and scholars are weighing in. Scott McLemee does a quick roundup.

August 31, 2011

A global wave of student protests has spread over the past two years. Scott McLemee looks into a new book from the barricades.

August 24, 2011

A new book discusses the power and fascination of humiliation. Scott McLemee can't look away.

August 17, 2011

A historian's thoughts on recent American religious history resonate with the campaign season. Scott McLemee looks around the paywall.

August 10, 2011

Shortly before the bombing and shooting spree in Norway last month that left 77 people dead, Anders Behring Breivik e-mailed a thousand people the document he called his “compendium” -- a more accurate label than “manifesto,” as some have called it, since large chunks of text were cut and pasted from various sources rather than composed by the murderer himself. In its opening, Breivik says he spent three years preparing the work. It runs to 1,518 pages in PDF. There is no table of contents or index. Its final pages contain a number of photographic self-portraits.

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