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In Praise of Jargon

It’s easy to sneer at academic journals. But they make even the best general-interest magazines look like thin gruel.

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February 14, 2016 Premium content for subscribers. Subscribe Today

When I served in the Obama administration, some of my colleagues, who had recently been academics, wondered, with something like despair, how they could ever return to academic life. "After this," they wondered, "what could possibly be the point of...

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