Writing After Academe

Even though I couldn’t land a tenure-track job, I still had the capacity to capture people’s attention, offering them some repast that was both pleasurable and provocative.

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Weekly Book List, July 28, 2017

Descriptions of the latest titles, divided by category.

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Climate Scientists Should Embrace Public Debate

Ducking the skeptics only fuels conspiracy theories and increases the credibility of outlandish views.

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Nancy MacLean Responds to Her Critics

“Such rhetorical bullying would be laughable if it weren’t part of a pattern on the right,” says the Duke professor of history and public policy.

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A New History of the Right Has Become an Intellectual Flashpoint

Critics call Nancy MacLean’s Democracy in Chains sloppy and ideologically driven. Defenders praise its insights.