August 5, 2016

Volume 62, Issue 42

The Chronicle Review

Scholars have come to value academic progress over public benefit.

Sociologists describe a field under the tyranny of U.S. News surveys.

An audience of inmates reads William Burroughs's dark novel.

Descriptions of the latest titles, divided by category.

The privilege to pursue knowledge carries a responsibility to share it with the world.


What did the researchers who interviewed Nazi leaders in prison, after World War II, conclude?

It’s time to give up on the idea that words alone will make a real difference.

The film Genius offers a peek into the bruising relationship between editors and authors.