Intellectual Affairs

Intellectual Affairs
December 21, 2005

Is there any value to debating what gets counted as a major literary work? Scott McLemee didn't think so -- until he saw the news from China.

December 14, 2005

A literary scholar pays tribute to the essay as a literary genre. Scott McLemee thinks you should wait a couple of weeks before reading this book.

December 7, 2005

25 years have passed since Louis Althusser went over the edge of sanity. Scott McLemee wonders what keeps drawing scholars into his orbit.

December 1, 2005

Does the work of pop philosopher Colin Wilson provide clues to a serial killer's motives? Scott McLemee is banking on the idea.

November 29, 2005

Is Harry Frankfurt's best-selling book useful for understanding the current political situation? Scott McLemee thinks we need another concept.

November 22, 2005

Scott McLemee revisits C. Wright Mills's advice on living the scholarly life.

November 17, 2005

A new manifesto announces the death of mass media and the emergence of the citizen journalist. Scott McLemee gives two (but not three) cheers.

November 15, 2005

Scott McLemee talks to one of the first literary bloggers about his decision to shift to online radio.

November 10, 2005

A new book by political scientists diagnoses a crisis in our civic life. Scott McLemee wonders if they have any good remedies.

November 8, 2005

Scott McLemee revisits the influential but elusive theorist Henri Mensonge, international man of mystery.

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