Seven years ago, Iraq's libraries went up in smoke. Scott McLemee looks at a history of book destruction.
Scott McLemee ties up some loose ends from recent columns.
In lobbying for the historical profession, it's all about the dead presidents.
Scott McLemee listens to the ethical implications of Paul Ricoeur's thought and example.
One of France's great philosophers died last week. So when do the denunciations start?
This year is the double anniversary of Sartre's birth and death. Scott McLemee finds no exit from his legacy.
Reference books are the lowest form of scholarship. That makes reading them a guilty pleasure, Scott McLemee confesses.
Right after 9/11, the obituaries started to appear: Irony, the reports said, was dead. Either that or in really bad condition.
A century after Upton Sinclair's The Jungle first appeared, a new edition of the novel proves wrenching.
This week, America turns off the TV. Yeah, right, says Scott McLemee.
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