Intellectual Affairs

Intellectual Affairs
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.  

December 4, 2013

In Anti-Crisis, Janet Roitman challenges one of the inescapable concepts of modern life. Scott McLemee risks an opinion.

November 27, 2013

A classic study of American Populism has reached its second edition -- 50 years after the first one appeared. Scott McLemee gives thanks.

November 20, 2013

Two new books look at familiar, diverting facets of life online. Scott McLemee tries to garner them some attention.

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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.  

December 4, 2013

In Anti-Crisis, Janet Roitman challenges one of the inescapable concepts of modern life. Scott McLemee risks an opinion.

November 27, 2013

A classic study of American Populism has reached its second edition -- 50 years after the first one appeared. Scott McLemee gives thanks.

November 20, 2013

Two new books look at familiar, diverting facets of life online. Scott McLemee tries to garner them some attention.

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