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.
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.
25 years have passed since Louis Althusser went over the edge of sanity. Scott McLemee wonders what keeps drawing scholars into his orbit.
Does the work of pop philosopher Colin Wilson provide clues to a serial killer's motives? Scott McLemee is banking on the idea.
Is Harry Frankfurt's best-selling book useful for understanding the current political situation? Scott McLemee thinks we need another concept.
Scott McLemee revisits C. Wright Mills's advice on living the scholarly life.
A new manifesto announces the death of mass media and the emergence of the citizen journalist. Scott McLemee gives two (but not three) cheers.
Scott McLemee talks to one of the first literary bloggers about his decision to shift to online radio.
A new book by political scientists diagnoses a crisis in our civic life. Scott McLemee wonders if they have any good remedies.
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