From Borderlands, a review of Post-Marxism Versus Cultural Studies: Theory, Politics and Intervention by Paul Bowman. From The Chronicle, twenty years ago, Russell Jacoby chided his peers for their academic insularity in The Last Intellectuals. Will the Humanities save us? Stanley Fish on how the humanities are of no use — and there’s nothing wrong with that. From Inside Higher Ed, God, fashion, affect: What’s hot and what’s not (theory?) at the book exhibits of the MLA; and the executive editor of MIT Press Roger Conover has been at his post for three decades; Scott McLemee checks in with a patriarch of academic publishing. A review of Aristotle, Emotions, and Education by Kristjan Kirstjansson. Larry Summers meets former student Peter Hopkins, and intellectual sparks fly.

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