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. A selection of his work is available at his website. He is also a member of two group blogs, Crooked Timber and Cliopatria.

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July 25, 2012
Should it be legal for a doctor to give that one final prescription for suffering? Scott McLemee considers a book on death with dignity.
July 18, 2012
Nietzsche, Sartre, and Roland Barthes kept regular daily appointments with the piano. Scott McLemee listens in.
July 11, 2012
A cable news journalist looking at American life through classics of social theory? Scott McLemee checks it out.
June 27, 2012
Zygmunt Bauman's new book discusses education in an age of unrelenting instability. Scott McLemee consults a modern master.
June 20, 2012
A new book denounces competitive athletics as "a global plague." Scott McLemee pulls no punches.
June 13, 2012
President-for-life used to be a steady job. Now it makes you a target. Scott McLemee considers a book on the Middle East's bad old days.
June 6, 2012
University presses head to the publishing industry's annual confab. Scott McLemee tags along.
May 30, 2012
Historians are pondering the role of police museums in Latin America. Scott McLemee is watching the detectives.
May 23, 2012
Build an old-fashioned bookstore, if you have money to burn -- or consider the new model instead. Scott McLemee looks at the blueprints.
May 16, 2012
It infected a third of the world's population and killed tens of millions. Scott McLemee reads a new book recalling the influenza pandemic of 1918.

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