Gershon Legman thought sexual repression made for a mean and bitter society. Scott McLemee wonders if the culture automatically gets more pleasant when we let it all hang out.
When dissident intellectuals in Iran appeal to colleagues in the U.S. for solidarity, the silence is often deafening. Scott McLemee interviews an activist trying to change that.
Keeping up with the culture is a full-time job. Scott McLemee talks with a professor who does it 24-7.
An occupying army, an Islamic insurgency, and no end in sight.... Scott McLemee looks at two books ripped from the headlines -- of 50 years ago.
Thank goodness national Get Organized Month is half over. Scott McLemee takes a look at a new book on the uses of disorder.
Is President Bush a student of Hegel? Scott McLemee doubts it, but considers the evidence.
A panel at MLA discusses academic blogging and the "old boys' network" -- and marked the end of one prominent blogger's prolific career online. Scott McLemee reports from the digital "parlor."
Scott McLemee talks with Geoffrey Galt Harpham about his new book on Scarry, Nussbaum, Å½iÅ¾ek, and Said -- and what the analysis says about the academy.
Scott McLemee is packing for MLA -- but first gets an earful about the report of the task force on tenure.
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