Intellectual Affairs

Intellectual Affairs
November 6, 2013

A philosopher known for scorched-earth polemics has made himself a bit more notorious. Scott McLemee considers the perils of paraphrase.

October 30, 2013

Scott McLemee considers the legacy of Lou Reed.

October 23, 2013

An eminent professor of writing offers readers instruction in the secret arts of the persona. Scott McLemee looks behind the mask.

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.

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November 6, 2013

A philosopher known for scorched-earth polemics has made himself a bit more notorious. Scott McLemee considers the perils of paraphrase.

October 30, 2013

Scott McLemee considers the legacy of Lou Reed.

October 23, 2013

An eminent professor of writing offers readers instruction in the secret arts of the persona. Scott McLemee looks behind the mask.

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.

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