A lot has changed since 1908, but F.M. Cornford's guide to academic politics is as good as new.
When real-estate professionals wanted some respect, they created an academic field. Scott McLemee wonders how that worked out for them.
Revelations about a player in Watergate have put an end to one mystery. But Scott McLemee wonders if the enigma doesn't linger.
Scott McLemee looks for favorite books on his shelves -- none of them about memetics.
Scott McLemee on a new book that traces the autobiographical undercurrents in the work of a major contemporary thinker.
Scott McLemee remembers the late Jimmy Weinstein, student (and maker) of American radical history.
Elaine Showalter considers the Michael Jackson case a replay of the Victorian era's great sex trial. A little analogy is a dangerous thing, Scott McLemee writes.
It's great to have lots of ideas for your work-in-progress, says Scott McLemee. It's also a major pain.
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