Intellectual Affairs

Intellectual Affairs
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.

May 4, 2018

Scott McLemee explores the connections between various books forthcoming from scholarly presses.

April 20, 2018

Scott McLemee reviews Can Government Do Anything Right? by Alasdair Roberts.

April 13, 2018

Scott McLemee considers Robert Irwin’s Ibn Khaldun: An Intellectual Biography.

April 6, 2018

Scott McLemee explores Barbara Ehrenreich’s Natural Causes: An Epidemic of Wellness, the Certainty of Dying, and Killing Ourselves to Live Longer.

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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.

May 4, 2018

Scott McLemee explores the connections between various books forthcoming from scholarly presses.

April 20, 2018

Scott McLemee reviews Can Government Do Anything Right? by Alasdair Roberts.

April 13, 2018

Scott McLemee considers Robert Irwin’s Ibn Khaldun: An Intellectual Biography.

April 6, 2018

Scott McLemee explores Barbara Ehrenreich’s Natural Causes: An Epidemic of Wellness, the Certainty of Dying, and Killing Ourselves to Live Longer.

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