Intellectual Affairs

Intellectual Affairs
October 21, 2015

While it's possible today to conduct every state of the writing process without ever touching a piece of paper, to Scott McLemee, it sounds like a relentless hell of perfect efficiency.

October 14, 2015

Paul B. Wignall's book on how Earth has withstood waves of cataclysmic extinction make the fall of dinosaurs seem like last week's news, writes Scott McLemee.

September 30, 2015

A philosopher's commitment to fascism raises controversy … again. Scott McLemee is scandalized.

September 23, 2015

Obfuscation: it's not just for post-structuralists anymore. Scott McLemee discusses a book on creating privacy in digital society.

September 9, 2015

An event honoring an exemplary American public intellectual is the hottest ticket in town. Scott McLemee reports on Scialabba-palooza.

September 2, 2015

All too familiar: a disturbed loner wins posthumous recognition by mixing mass murder and mass media. Scott McLemee consults an Italian theorist's reflections on the problem.

August 26, 2015

We divide history into periods just to keep it manageable. Scott McLemee reports on a discussion of whether we're doing it right.

August 20, 2015

A new study probes the secret life a European scholar brought with him to the United States. Scott McLemee finds the mystery only deepens.

August 12, 2015

Michel Foucault made it clear that he wanted his unpublished work to stay in the archives. Scott McLemee considers how it reached escape velocity.

August 5, 2015

The 18th century saw the rise of a taste for crumbling architecture and beautiful ruins. Scott McLemee looks at a study of the contemporary equivalent.

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October 21, 2015

While it's possible today to conduct every state of the writing process without ever touching a piece of paper, to Scott McLemee, it sounds like a relentless hell of perfect efficiency.

October 14, 2015

Paul B. Wignall's book on how Earth has withstood waves of cataclysmic extinction make the fall of dinosaurs seem like last week's news, writes Scott McLemee.

September 30, 2015

A philosopher's commitment to fascism raises controversy … again. Scott McLemee is scandalized.

September 23, 2015

Obfuscation: it's not just for post-structuralists anymore. Scott McLemee discusses a book on creating privacy in digital society.

September 9, 2015

An event honoring an exemplary American public intellectual is the hottest ticket in town. Scott McLemee reports on Scialabba-palooza.

September 2, 2015

All too familiar: a disturbed loner wins posthumous recognition by mixing mass murder and mass media. Scott McLemee consults an Italian theorist's reflections on the problem.

August 26, 2015

We divide history into periods just to keep it manageable. Scott McLemee reports on a discussion of whether we're doing it right.

August 20, 2015

A new study probes the secret life a European scholar brought with him to the United States. Scott McLemee finds the mystery only deepens.

August 12, 2015

Michel Foucault made it clear that he wanted his unpublished work to stay in the archives. Scott McLemee considers how it reached escape velocity.

August 5, 2015

The 18th century saw the rise of a taste for crumbling architecture and beautiful ruins. Scott McLemee looks at a study of the contemporary equivalent.

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