Intellectual Affairs

Intellectual Affairs
March 5, 2014

A new book looks at the twisted logic at work in a horrific crime. Scott McLemee investigates.

February 26, 2014

Seduction, adultery, Illegitimate babies! And don't forget Ben Franklin's cross-dressing friend. Scott McLemee is shocked, shocked he tells you.

February 19, 2014

The pundits have chewed over the question of inequality. Sociologists have different perspectives. Scott McLemee looks at an agenda-setting new book.

February 12, 2014

The figure known as "the Elvis of cultural theory" has just published a book of jokes. Scott McLemee is holding his sides.

February 5, 2014

It's a casino economy -- where the dealer always wins. Scott McLemee reports on a book about profit, loss, and education as a risky bet.

January 22, 2014

Does the best case for liberal arts education come from laboratory research? Scott McLemee looks into a neuroscientist's new book.

January 15, 2014

A new book portrays the muse of history as multitasking and interdisciplinary. Scott McLemee looks at her in a new light.

January 8, 2014

A scientist and his students comb the digital archive for traces of time travelers among us. Scott McLemee goes back to the future.

December 18, 2013

Mortimer Adler built a publishing empire around the Great Books of the Western World. Scott McLemee interviews an author who has mapped its terrain.

December 11, 2013

Which came first, intellectual arrogance or intractably ignorant boneheadedness? Scott McLemee looks at a new book on anti-intellectualism in America.  

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March 5, 2014

A new book looks at the twisted logic at work in a horrific crime. Scott McLemee investigates.

February 26, 2014

Seduction, adultery, Illegitimate babies! And don't forget Ben Franklin's cross-dressing friend. Scott McLemee is shocked, shocked he tells you.

February 19, 2014

The pundits have chewed over the question of inequality. Sociologists have different perspectives. Scott McLemee looks at an agenda-setting new book.

February 12, 2014

The figure known as "the Elvis of cultural theory" has just published a book of jokes. Scott McLemee is holding his sides.

February 5, 2014

It's a casino economy -- where the dealer always wins. Scott McLemee reports on a book about profit, loss, and education as a risky bet.

January 22, 2014

Does the best case for liberal arts education come from laboratory research? Scott McLemee looks into a neuroscientist's new book.

January 15, 2014

A new book portrays the muse of history as multitasking and interdisciplinary. Scott McLemee looks at her in a new light.

January 8, 2014

A scientist and his students comb the digital archive for traces of time travelers among us. Scott McLemee goes back to the future.

December 18, 2013

Mortimer Adler built a publishing empire around the Great Books of the Western World. Scott McLemee interviews an author who has mapped its terrain.

December 11, 2013

Which came first, intellectual arrogance or intractably ignorant boneheadedness? Scott McLemee looks at a new book on anti-intellectualism in America.  

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