Intellectual Affairs

Intellectual Affairs
July 20, 2018

Scott McLemee continues his roundup of upcoming titles from university presses, focusing this time on books that consider our origins and prospects as a species, as well as the bioethical dilemmas we're creating for ourselves.

July 13, 2018

Scott McLemee reviews some forthcoming titles -- hypertopical and otherwise -- about which readers might want to know.

June 29, 2018

Whether or not madness seems like the right word for such a state of mind, Barbara K. Lipska's The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind: My Tale of Madness and Recovery is likely to make a certain impression on the reader approaching middle age or well into it, writes Scott McLemee.

June 22, 2018

Scott McLemee reviews Alex de Waal's Mass Starvation: The History and Future of Famine.

June 15, 2018

Scott McLemee reviews Michael Ohl’s The Art of Naming, which explores some of the one million animal species that have been identified.

June 8, 2018

Scott McLemee considers Leo R. Chavez's Anchor Babies and The Challenge of Birthright Citizenship, which makes clear how little has been added to the stock of anti-immigrant rhetoric over the past century.

June 1, 2018

Reading "Theses on Theory and History" -- a manifesto decrying the state of history as a discipline -- left Scott McLemee feeling, in Yogi Berra's haunting words, "déjà vu all over again."

May 25, 2018

Scott McLemee on a surprising aspect of Amy Werbel's Lust on Trial: Censorship and the Rise of American Obscenity in the Age of Anthony Comstock.

May 18, 2018

The struggle between piety and libido in the age of mechanical reproduction is at the core of Amy Werbel's Lust on Trial: Censorship and the Rise of American Obscenity in the Age of Anthony Comstock, writes Scott McLemee.

May 11, 2018

Scott McLemee explores a few -- perhaps somewhat surprising -- new pricing models for books and journals.

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July 20, 2018

Scott McLemee continues his roundup of upcoming titles from university presses, focusing this time on books that consider our origins and prospects as a species, as well as the bioethical dilemmas we're creating for ourselves.

July 13, 2018

Scott McLemee reviews some forthcoming titles -- hypertopical and otherwise -- about which readers might want to know.

June 29, 2018

Whether or not madness seems like the right word for such a state of mind, Barbara K. Lipska's The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind: My Tale of Madness and Recovery is likely to make a certain impression on the reader approaching middle age or well into it, writes Scott McLemee.

June 22, 2018

Scott McLemee reviews Alex de Waal's Mass Starvation: The History and Future of Famine.

June 15, 2018

Scott McLemee reviews Michael Ohl’s The Art of Naming, which explores some of the one million animal species that have been identified.

June 8, 2018

Scott McLemee considers Leo R. Chavez's Anchor Babies and The Challenge of Birthright Citizenship, which makes clear how little has been added to the stock of anti-immigrant rhetoric over the past century.

June 1, 2018

Reading "Theses on Theory and History" -- a manifesto decrying the state of history as a discipline -- left Scott McLemee feeling, in Yogi Berra's haunting words, "déjà vu all over again."

May 25, 2018

Scott McLemee on a surprising aspect of Amy Werbel's Lust on Trial: Censorship and the Rise of American Obscenity in the Age of Anthony Comstock.

May 18, 2018

The struggle between piety and libido in the age of mechanical reproduction is at the core of Amy Werbel's Lust on Trial: Censorship and the Rise of American Obscenity in the Age of Anthony Comstock, writes Scott McLemee.

May 11, 2018

Scott McLemee explores a few -- perhaps somewhat surprising -- new pricing models for books and journals.

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