Intellectual Affairs

Intellectual Affairs
August 29, 2007

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.)

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August 1, 2007
There's a new report on the future of digital publishing in academe. Scott McLemee thinks you should drop everything and read it posthaste.
July 25, 2007
Ever dreamt of weeding out the excess books in your office? Scott McLemee interviews a professor who did the deed.
July 18, 2007
The end is near! Scott McLemee checks on the scholarly response to Harry Potter as devotees await the final chapter.
July 11, 2007
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June 27, 2007
The cliché of the absent-minded, asexual professor is dead. Scott McLemee looks at "the new academic stereotype."
June 20, 2007
A prominent librarian utters dire warnings about new media. Scott McLemee hits the books.
June 13, 2007
The late Richard Rorty was a pragmatist philosopher and a generous soul. Scott McLemee looks back....

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