Intellectual Affairs

Intellectual Affairs
May 31, 2005
In lobbying for the historical profession, it's all about the dead presidents.
May 26, 2005
Scott McLemee listens to the ethical implications of Paul Ricoeur's thought and example.
May 24, 2005
One of France's great philosophers died last week. So when do the denunciations start?
May 12, 2005
This year is the double anniversary of Sartre's birth and death. Scott McLemee finds no exit from his legacy.
May 10, 2005
Reference books are the lowest form of scholarship. That makes reading them a guilty pleasure, Scott McLemee confesses.
May 5, 2005

Right after 9/11, the obituaries started to appear: Irony, the reports said, was dead. Either that or in really bad condition.

April 28, 2005
A century after Upton Sinclair's The Jungle first appeared, a new edition of the novel proves wrenching.
April 26, 2005
This week, America turns off the TV. Yeah, right, says Scott McLemee.
April 21, 2005
A recent essay raises interesting questions about literary hoaxing.
April 19, 2005
Half of writing -- and most of life -- comes down to having plausible excuse for what you already plan to do.

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