Intellectual Affairs

Intellectual Affairs
April 14, 2010

Seven years ago, Iraq's libraries went up in smoke. Scott McLemee looks at a history of book destruction.

April 7, 2010

A university exhibit and a new book look at David Foster Wallace's life and work. Scott McLemee visits the relics...

March 31, 2010

Is it a tool, a literary genre, or a nervous tic? Scott McLemee jots down some thoughts.

March 24, 2010

Otto Weininger's writings were bizarre, unoriginal and morbid. So why are they classics?

March 17, 2010

The decision to honor a work in religious studies has provoked controversy. Scott McLemee meditates on the protest.

March 10, 2010

A recent book on Depression-era culture is both lively and all too timely. Scott McLemee interviews its author.

March 3, 2010

The Jewish Review of Books has been launched. Scott McLemee gets all verklempt.

February 24, 2010

Was the artist actually a great philosopher -- or Norman Rockwell's aesthetic heir? Scott McLemee goes Pop.

February 17, 2010

An academic autobiography that's not at all self-centered? Scott McLemee looks into an interesting composition.

February 10, 2010

All hail the scholarship of Jean-Baptiste Botul! Scott McLemee looks into a case of philosophical fact-checking.

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