Intellectual Affairs

Intellectual Affairs
December 1, 2010
Once, it was dangerous for professors to publish too much. Scott McLemee takes a trip to Geezer Junction.
November 24, 2010
At the start of the Great Depression, a moonlighting professor described U.S. culture perfectly. Scott McLemee unearths a classic.
November 17, 2010
Do the wretched of the earth need mobile phones? Scott McLemee recommends a symposium,
November 10, 2010
A neglected book offers insights into how prominent scholars produce their work. Scott McLemee makes a recommendation.
November 3, 2010
In a new collection of essays, scholars assess the presidency of George W. Bush. Scott McLemee takes a look.
October 27, 2010

Stewart and Colbert rally in DC this weekend. Scott McLemee opposes their extremist moderation.

October 13, 2010
The C.L.R. James Library stands fast -- and Amazon launches the digital pamphlet. Scott McLemee reports.
October 6, 2010
Measuring scholarly influence by citations made sense... once. Scott McLemee looks at the emerging alternatives.
September 29, 2010
Protest against a UN-sponsored conference in Iran has a new tactic. Scott McLemee reports.
September 22, 2010
The C.L.R. James Library in London is being renamed. Scott McLemee wants to halt the vandalism.



August 4, 2005

The best American shows about adolescence were too mature for prime time. Scott McLemee takes a look.

August 2, 2005

A 50-year-old memoir about rape in wartime is as contemporary as the headlines from Darfur, Scott McLemee writes.

July 28, 2005

A brief look at Rene Girard -- literary theorist, interdisciplinary thinker, and admirer of the new pope.

July 26, 2005

Honoring the best tendencies in conservative thought means ignoring the worst. Scott McLemee has some idea where to start.

July 21, 2005

As the Supreme Court nomination process begins, Scott McLemee looks at a literary theorist's latest legal thriller.

July 19, 2005

Scott McLemee follows up some cross-references.

July 14, 2005

A lot has changed since 1908, but F.M. Cornford's guide to academic politics is as good as new.

July 12, 2005

When real-estate professionals wanted some respect, they created an academic field. Scott McLemee wonders how that worked out for them.

July 7, 2005

Revelations about a player in Watergate have put an end to one mystery. But Scott McLemee wonders if the enigma doesn't linger.

June 30, 2005

Scott McLemee decides it's better to meme than be memed.


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