Scott McLemee

Scott McLemee is the Intellectual Affairs columnist for Inside Higher Ed. In 2008, he began a three-year term on the board of directors of the National Book Critics Circle. From 1995 until 2001, he was contributing editor for Lingua Franca. Between 2001 and 2005, he covered scholarship in the humanities as senior writer at The Chronicle of Higher Education. In 2005, he helped start the online news journal Inside Higher Ed, where he serves as Essayist at Large, writing a weekly column called Intellectual Affairs. His reviews, essays, and interviews have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Nation, Newsday, Bookforum, The Common Review, and numerous other publications. In 2004, he received the Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing from the National Book Critics Circle. He has given papers or been an invited speaker at meetings of the American Political Science Association, the Cultural Studies Association, the Modern Language Association, and the Organization of American Historians.

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January 17, 2020
Scott McLemee reviews Daniel Belgrad's The Culture of Feedback: Ecological Thinking in '70s America.
January 10, 2020
Scott McLemee explores various scholars' rationales for self-plagiarism.
January 3, 2020
Scott McLemee reviews Francis Su's Mathematics for Human Flourishing.
December 20, 2019
The concept of self-plagiarism is peculiar and in some ways more interesting than ordinary plagiarism, observes Scott McLemee.
December 6, 2019
Why is brazenly putting one's name on a text that someone else wrote repugnant? Should it be? Scott McLemee explores the issue.
November 22, 2019
Scott McLemee surveys upcoming university press books that, in anticipation of the coming year's presidential campaigns, focus on the White House or the road to it.
November 15, 2019
Scott McLemee reviews George Estreich's Fables and Futures: Biotechnology, Disability, and the Stories We Tell Ourselves.
November 8, 2019
Scott McLemee reviews Willful: How We Choose What We Do by Richard Robb.
November 1, 2019
Scott McLemee reviews Why We're Wrong about Nearly Everything: A Theory of Human Misunderstanding by Bobby Duffy.
October 25, 2019
Scott McLemee reviews Devon Powers's On Trend: The Business of Forecasting the Future.

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