Intellectual Affairs

Intellectual Affairs
November 28, 2007
Al Qaeda's strategists have a battle plan. Scott McLemee wants to duck and cover....
November 21, 2007

A mainstream newspaper covering academic books regularly? Scott McLemee looks into it.

November 14, 2007
The oral historian Studs Terkel now tells his life's story. Scott McLemee listens to a puzzling silence in the tale.
November 7, 2007

Word got around some months ago that a French psychoanalyst had published a guide to talking about books without reading them. After seeing a few blog conversations on this development, news that the volume would be translated into English seemed anticlimactic -- redundant, even.

October 31, 2007

The editors of the cultural magazine .N+1 are publishing a booklet called What We Should Have Known: Two Discussions that they have prepared for undergraduates. Copies have only just come back from the printer, it seems, but I’ve had a look at a prepublication PDF and now feel a certain evangelizing fervor for the whole project.

October 24, 2007
Sometimes bric-a-brac has meaning. Scott McLemee interviews an interpreter.
October 17, 2007
They long for a clash of civilizations that would destroy our liberties. Scott McLemee worries about the fanatics among us.
October 10, 2007
A new biography reveals Charles Schulz's personal life. But Scott McLemee looks abroad for an appreciation of his work.
October 3, 2007
Is Todd Gitlin a "left conservative"? Scott McLemee interviews him for a podcast and considers some afterthoughts.
September 26, 2007
If you do research online, there's a new digital tool that will make your life much easier. Scott McLemee plugs in.


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