Intellectual Affairs

Intellectual Affairs
Scott McLemee examines The Trump Presidency: Outsider in the Oval Office, the first book about Trump's first year in office to be published by a scholarly press.
Claire D. Clark’s The Recovery Revolution traces the history of therapies that help drug users recover from addiction, sometimes with contradictory and controversial practices, Scott McLemee writes.
A new documentary and a book from Denmark point to the dangers and dead ends of the self-transformation industry, says Scott McLemee
In each of two new novels, Loner and Diary of an Oxygen Thief, it is the narrator's attitude that sticks with the reader more than the events recounted, writes Scott McLemee.
Scott McLemee reviews a scholarly article that examines how small but significant tweaks to an academic paper's title can make it more likely to win attention.
Scott McLemee highlights more new books due out from university presses this fall.
After reviewing about 70 catalogs, Scott McLemee offers an overview of fall books being published by university presses.
Machiavelli's name has long been synonymous with political skulduggery, but Maurizio Viroli offers us a kinder, gentler Machiavelli -- someone who kept the common good in mind in ways greatly lacking in this election year, writes Scott McLemee.
Scott McLemee reviews Plots, an examination of patterns of storytelling that highlights Robert L. Belknap's excellence as a literary critic.
A fascinating new paper sheds light on how note keeping was once central to the pedagogical experience, deeply embedded in the whole social system of academe, writes Scott McLemee.
Scott McLemee reviews Michael Shermer's new book, Skeptic, in which the author debunks Atlantis, Bigfoot and a host of other pseudoscientific topics, as well as explaining and reflecting on real scientific developments.
Scott McLemee reviews a new book that examines the long literary and political history of a femme fatale that embodies two aspects of Eden: the beguiling female and the deceiving reptile, merged, literally, into one.

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November 8, 2017

Scott McLemee examines The Trump Presidency: Outsider in the Oval Office, the first book about Trump's first year in office to be published by a scholarly press.

October 11, 2017

Claire D. Clark’s The Recovery Revolution traces the history of therapies that help drug users recover from addiction, sometimes with contradictory and controversial practices, Scott McLemee writes.

February 15, 2017

A new documentary and a book from Denmark point to the dangers and dead ends of the self-transformation industry, says Scott McLemee

September 21, 2016

In each of two new novels, Loner and Diary of an Oxygen Thief, it is the narrator's attitude that sticks with the reader more than the events recounted, writes Scott McLemee.

August 24, 2016

Scott McLemee reviews a scholarly article that examines how small but significant tweaks to an academic paper's title can make it more likely to win attention.

August 3, 2016

Scott McLemee highlights more new books due out from university presses this fall.

July 20, 2016

After reviewing about 70 catalogs, Scott McLemee offers an overview of fall books being published by university presses.

July 13, 2016

Machiavelli's name has long been synonymous with political skulduggery, but Maurizio Viroli offers us a kinder, gentler Machiavelli -- someone who kept the common good in mind in ways greatly lacking in this election year, writes Scott McLemee.

June 29, 2016

Scott McLemee reviews Plots, an examination of patterns of storytelling that highlights Robert L. Belknap's excellence as a literary critic.

June 22, 2016

A fascinating new paper sheds light on how note keeping was once central to the pedagogical experience, deeply embedded in the whole social system of academe, writes Scott McLemee.

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