Polemics seldom age well. But when Harold Cruse published The Crisis of the Negro Intellectual during the fall of 1967, he aimed his verbal artillery in so many directions that it seems as if some of the missiles are still landing four decades later. (At the time of his death in 2005, Cruse was professor emeritus of African-American studies at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.)
Americans have no monopoly on crises of national identity. Scott McLemee takes off to the Great White North....
Imagine if world's most complete card catalog were just a mouse-click away. Scott McLemee chats with a young programmer who is making it happen.
There's a new report on the future of digital publishing in academe. Scott McLemee thinks you should drop everything and read it posthaste.
Ever dreamt of weeding out the excess books in your office? Scott McLemee interviews a professor who did the deed.
The end is near! Scott McLemee checks on the scholarly response to Harry Potter as devotees await the final chapter.
Followers of "the best economist in the world today" are coming to your campus. Scott McLemee reads their literature without giggling.
The cliché of the absent-minded, asexual professor is dead. Scott McLemee looks at "the new academic stereotype."
A prominent librarian utters dire warnings about new media. Scott McLemee hits the books.
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