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The Ties That Bind Jihadists  

Radical Islam has become an entrenched feature of the Middle East. We must try to understand those who embrace it.

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The Latest Intellectuals

In an era of one-stop thinking and instant commenting, we've lost the slow work of reflection.


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Is the Internet the Final Bohemia?  

The places where intellectuals used to thrive have disappeared, but a new one has arisen.


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The Perennial Re-Discovery of the Black Intellectual  

So much of their work is dedicated to insisting that they even exist.


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Intellectuals vs. Scholars  

As the audience for academics shrinks, playwrights and comedians have moved to the fore.




‘I’m Pretty Sure I’m Gay.’ But Please Don’t Ask.

Although the goals may be laudable, college applications should not encourage students to declare their sexual identity.


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Steve Jobs sought to be one with the universe. The catch? He was his universe.


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Historians Re-Enter Presidential Studies

Historians want back in to presidential studies.


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A Mad Frenzy of Disclosure

The surveillance state needn't reveal us. The vast digital hydra has seduced us into revealing ourselves.


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A Wild Music  

A composer-turned-researcher urges ecologists to listen to nature’s chorus.



Weekly Book List, December 4, 2015  

Descriptions of the latest scholarly books, divided by category.


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How Corpses Shape Culture  

In burial, the dead help give meaning to the travails of the living.


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Why Two Kids Are Too Many  

Want to save the earth? Maybe birth control is the answer.


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An Unevolved View of Gender Evolution

The latest gloss on the evolutionary biology and psychology of gender woefully distorts the research.



Weekly Book List, November 27, 2015  

Descriptions of the latest scholarly books, divided by category.


Want More Innovation? Get More Diversity

Academic departments that are more diverse may produce more unorthodox ideas and do more original work, new research shows.


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Haunted by Spirits

Ghosts of academics haunt a musty private library in Boston.


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Don’t Repress the Past

Keep Woodrow Wilson and John C. Calhoun on campus.


How Three Bad Decisions Signaled Doom at Mizzou

In hindsight, it’s easy to see the failures in leadership that foreshadowed the current upheaval at the University of Missouri.