Intellectual Affairs

Intellectual Affairs
August 17, 2018

Scott McLemee explores the speculation that Donald Trump used a racial epithet through the lens of several scholarly analyses.

August 10, 2018

Scott McLemee reviews a number of recent and forthcoming titles analyzing not just the alt-right but also the nearly global wave of new authoritarian and nativist movements.

August 3, 2018

Scott McLemee further explores The Mediated Mind by Susan Zieger and the impact that expanded distribution of printed material in the 19th century had on what the world felt like.

July 27, 2018

Scott McLemee examines Susan Zieger’s The Mediated Mind: Affect, Ephemera, and Consumerism in the Nineteenth Century, which helps put into clear view the impact of mass media culture on the way we live now.

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.

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August 17, 2018

Scott McLemee explores the speculation that Donald Trump used a racial epithet through the lens of several scholarly analyses.

August 10, 2018

Scott McLemee reviews a number of recent and forthcoming titles analyzing not just the alt-right but also the nearly global wave of new authoritarian and nativist movements.

August 3, 2018

Scott McLemee further explores The Mediated Mind by Susan Zieger and the impact that expanded distribution of printed material in the 19th century had on what the world felt like.

July 27, 2018

Scott McLemee examines Susan Zieger’s The Mediated Mind: Affect, Ephemera, and Consumerism in the Nineteenth Century, which helps put into clear view the impact of mass media culture on the way we live now.

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.

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