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Intellectual Affairs
October 16, 2013

It's the 100th anniversary of the income tax -- and a new book describes repeated efforts to repeal or blunt it. Scott McLemee finds the story moving.

October 9, 2013

Sociologist's new book explores time-tested techniques for avoiding potentially inconvenient risk of being understood. Scott McLemee foregrounds the opportunity spaces for discursive practice.

September 25, 2013

A newly translated book ponders and celebrates archival research. Scott McLemee thinks it's a classic.

September 18, 2013

Ronald Dworkin's first posthumous book is a defense of religious atheism. Scott McLemee reports on a matter of ultimate concern.

September 4, 2013

We may be decades away from cloning Bigfoot, but two new books on cryptozoology show that the truth is out there. Scott McLemee wants to believe.

August 28, 2013

Whatever happened to the shrinking work week that futurologists used to worry about? Scott McLemee checks into a volume in the field of leisure studies.

August 21, 2013

Everyone remembers Dr. King's speech at the March on Washington -- but not the blueprint for realizing his dream. Scott McLemee interviews the author of a new book on the subject.

August 7, 2013

A new book charts the rise of an artform so loud and harsh that "music" may not be the word for it. Scott McLemee brings the noise.

July 31, 2013

A new biography explores the life of Galen, whose medical writings were textbooks for 1500 years. Scott McLemee dissects his reputation.

July 24, 2013

Citing Internet sources in legal decisions and scholarship is the new normal -- and so are disappearing web pages. Scott McLemee clicks through.

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October 16, 2013

It's the 100th anniversary of the income tax -- and a new book describes repeated efforts to repeal or blunt it. Scott McLemee finds the story moving.

October 9, 2013

Sociologist's new book explores time-tested techniques for avoiding potentially inconvenient risk of being understood. Scott McLemee foregrounds the opportunity spaces for discursive practice.

September 25, 2013

A newly translated book ponders and celebrates archival research. Scott McLemee thinks it's a classic.

September 18, 2013

Ronald Dworkin's first posthumous book is a defense of religious atheism. Scott McLemee reports on a matter of ultimate concern.

September 4, 2013

We may be decades away from cloning Bigfoot, but two new books on cryptozoology show that the truth is out there. Scott McLemee wants to believe.

August 28, 2013

Whatever happened to the shrinking work week that futurologists used to worry about? Scott McLemee checks into a volume in the field of leisure studies.

August 21, 2013

Everyone remembers Dr. King's speech at the March on Washington -- but not the blueprint for realizing his dream. Scott McLemee interviews the author of a new book on the subject.

August 7, 2013

A new book charts the rise of an artform so loud and harsh that "music" may not be the word for it. Scott McLemee brings the noise.

July 31, 2013

A new biography explores the life of Galen, whose medical writings were textbooks for 1500 years. Scott McLemee dissects his reputation.

July 24, 2013

Citing Internet sources in legal decisions and scholarship is the new normal -- and so are disappearing web pages. Scott McLemee clicks through.

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