The hurried patron spying Why Truth Matters (Continuum) on the new arrivals shelf of a library may assume that it is yet another denunciation of the Republicans. New books defending the “reality-based community” are already thick on the ground – and the publishers' fall catalogs swarm with fresh contributions to the cause.
The field of motorcycle studies has its own journal. Scott McLemee goes riding with the Footnote Gang.
The anti-anti-war left has a new manifesto. Scott McLemee feels dialectical and somewhat dizzy.
Enough with Da Vinci Code already! Scott McLemee champions a Renaissance man whose time has come.
A French thinker is writing the "conceptual history" of modern democracy. Scott McLemee takes some lessons.
John Kenneth Galbraith was one of America's most famous economists. Scott McLemee takes a look at another side of his work.
American historians just visited the nation's capital for a convention. Scott McLemee kept a diary.
The notorious Bettie Page is just part of American pin-up history. Scott McLemee finds out the rest of the story.
People are bringing cell phones into libraries and academic conferences. Scott McLemee wants to take them out.
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