Scott McLemee

Scott McLemee is the Intellectual Affairs columnist for Inside Higher Ed. In 2008, he began a three-year term on the board of directors of the National Book Critics Circle. From 1995 until 2001, he was contributing editor for Lingua Franca. Between 2001 and 2005, he covered scholarship in the humanities as senior writer at The Chronicle of Higher Education. In 2005, he helped start the online news journal Inside Higher Ed, where he serves as Essayist at Large, writing a weekly column called Intellectual Affairs. His reviews, essays, and interviews have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Nation, Newsday, Bookforum, The Common Review, and numerous other publications. In 2004, he received the Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing from the National Book Critics Circle. He has given papers or been an invited speaker at meetings of the American Political Science Association, the Cultural Studies Association, the Modern Language Association, and the Organization of American Historians.

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February 15, 2019
Scott McLemee contemplates the death of Lyndon LaRouche and the future of his movement.
February 8, 2019
Scott McLemee reviews some of the books now being published by university presses, many of which seem to predict our world in the upcoming decade.
February 1, 2019
Scott McLemee reviews Eric Johnson's Anxiety and the Equation: Understanding Boltzmann's Entropy.
January 25, 2019
Scott McLemee traces the evolution of the State of the Union address from George Washington's day until our current moment.
January 18, 2019
Scott McLemee reviews L. A. Kauffman's How to Read a Protest: The Art of Organizing and Resistance.
January 11, 2019
Scott McLemee reviews Anthony Bonato's Limitless Minds: Interviews With Mathematicians.
January 4, 2019
Scott McLemee reviews Diploma Mill: The Rise and Fall of Dr. John Buchanan and the Eclectic Medical College of Pennsylvania by David Alan Johnson.
December 21, 2018
As we approach the new year, Scott McLemee gives a preview of some of the new books coming out in 2019.
December 14, 2018
Scott McLemee reviews Jeffrey Melnick's Creepy Crawling: Charles Manson and the Many Lives of America's Most Infamous Family.
December 7, 2018
In advance of International Human Rights Day, Scott McLemee reviews Authoritarianism: Three Inquiries in Critical Theory, by Wendy Brown, Peter E. Gordon and Max Pensky.

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