Intellectual Affairs

Intellectual Affairs
May 7, 2008
How did the life and work of the American philosopher interact? Scott McLemee interviews one of the "new sociologists of ideas"....
April 30, 2008

Keith Gessen’s first novel,All the Sad Young Literary Men (Viking), is being scruti

April 23, 2008
How do military reservists balance the two sides of being "citizen-soldiers"? Scott McLemee asks the researchers.
April 16, 2008
A forthcoming book takes a fresh perspective on how poststructuralism conquered America. Scott McLemee checks it out.
April 9, 2008
A polemical book takes aim at African-American public intellectuals. Scott McLemee represents....
April 2, 2008
Readers come up with names for the era now winding down. And Scott McLemee looks back on it all....
March 26, 2008
The decade is winding down. Scott McLemee wonders what it was all about...
March 19, 2008

Harvard University Press has just issued a book promulgating a JFK assassination conspiracy theory.

Let's put that sentence on the chalkboard and underscore the anthropologically interesting aspects of the situation, shall we? Harvard University Press has just issued a book promulgating a JFK assassination conspiracy theory.

March 12, 2008
A new book analyzes a famous photograph from Boston anti-busing protests. Scott McLemee takes a pre-post-racial look.
March 5, 2008
A new film takes an almost hallucinatory look at the protests in Chicago in 1968. Scott McLemee trips into its black holes.

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