Intellectual Affairs

Intellectual Affairs
March 12, 2008

A new book analyzes a famous photograph from Boston anti-busing protests. Scott McLemee takes a pre-post-racial look.

March 5, 2008

A new film takes an almost hallucinatory look at the protests in Chicago in 1968. Scott McLemee trips into its black holes.

February 27, 2008

Are there rules for what titles you are permitted to keep on your shelves? Scott McLemee thinks it's all rule of thumb.

February 20, 2008

Cannibalism and human depravity? Dante would have loved it. Scott McLemee interviews a religious scholar about our fascination with the living dead.

February 13, 2008

There is more to Richard Posner's book on public intellectuals than the Top 100 list. Scott McLemee revisits it....

February 6, 2008

Historians think Hurricane Katrina may have been a turning point for America. Scott McLemee isn't swept away....

January 30, 2008

How many degrees are there separating Stanley Fish, Tom Cruise, and Maoist revolution? Scott McLemee finds out....

January 23, 2008

Before globalization hit the headlines, Américo Paredes was living it. Scott McLemee interviews the leading Paredes scholar for an IHE podcast.

January 16, 2008

A new book looks at media bias in coverage of women running for president. Scott McLemee considers the talking points.

January 9, 2008

Bleary from academic gabfests, drugged with prescription narcotics... Scott McLemee wonders how Hunter S. Thompson ever managed.

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February 27, 2008

Are there rules for what titles you are permitted to keep on your shelves? Scott McLemee thinks it's all rule of thumb.

February 20, 2008

Cannibalism and human depravity? Dante would have loved it. Scott McLemee interviews a religious scholar about our fascination with the living dead.

February 13, 2008

There is more to Richard Posner's book on public intellectuals than the Top 100 list. Scott McLemee revisits it....

February 6, 2008

Historians think Hurricane Katrina may have been a turning point for America. Scott McLemee isn't swept away....

January 30, 2008

How many degrees are there separating Stanley Fish, Tom Cruise, and Maoist revolution? Scott McLemee finds out....

January 23, 2008

Before globalization hit the headlines, Américo Paredes was living it. Scott McLemee interviews the leading Paredes scholar for an IHE podcast.

January 16, 2008

A new book looks at media bias in coverage of women running for president. Scott McLemee considers the talking points.

January 9, 2008

Bleary from academic gabfests, drugged with prescription narcotics... Scott McLemee wonders how Hunter S. Thompson ever managed.

January 2, 2008

The executive editor of MIT Press has been at his post for three decades. Scott McLemee checks in with a patriarch of academic publishing.

December 19, 2007

A new collection documents the American policy of cruel and inhumane "non-torture." Scott McLemee takes a look.

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