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August 16, 2017
In The Second Coming of the KKK: The Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s and the American Political Tradition, Linda Gordon emphasizes broad patterns, making the book more timely than even the headlines of the past few days would suggest, writes Scott McLemee.
August 15, 2017
When a simple idea clashes with one that is complicated and nuanced, often the truth loses out, argue Lisa M. Rudgers and Julie A. Peterson.

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August 16, 2017
... to speak out.
August 16, 2017
Shouldn't you have to have an idea to join the clash?
August 15, 2017
On the list or not on the list.

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February 10, 2010
All hail the scholarship of Jean-Baptiste Botul! Scott McLemee looks into a case of philosophical fact-checking.
February 9, 2010
By rejecting anthologies and rebuffing biographers, a great author limited his future readership, writes Leonard Cassuto.
February 8, 2010
The New York Times last month reported a story about several politically active students who crossed the line from what the Times called “high jinks” to allegedly committing a federal felony (by breaking into the office of Senator Mary Landrieu of Louisiana to learn whether the Senator’s office was deliberately not answering phone calls). While this criminal activity is nothing short of outrageous, I assume it is an aberration. It is, however, connected to a bigger problem.
February 5, 2010
Maria Shine Stewart, a first timer at the annual gathering of literature and language instructors, will be paying off the trip for a while. But it was well worth it for the content and camaraderie, she writes.
February 4, 2010
Professors may get much better feedback by waiting a while -- and then asking students to reflect on what stayed with them, writes Tom Deans.

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