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The Chronicle Review

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.


Commentary
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We Need More, Not Fewer, Collaborations With Tech Companies

Access to data sets and financing would be a lifeline for university-centered research and a public service to an increasingly digitized society.

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You Can Take a Bold Sabbatical

Sure, you could stay home to work on the book, but this is no time to be timid.

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Grad School Is Hard on Mental Health. Here’s an Antidote.

Science-communication training can give researchers perspective on their work and gird them against impostor syndrome.

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Now You’re in Charge. Right?

Warning: You may be surprised by the realities of an administrative position.

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Yes, the Trump Budget Would Hurt Students — but It Could Be Worse

Proposed cuts in the Education Department’s budget represent both a lost opportunity to strengthen student financial-aid programs and a diversion of funds to questionable priorities.

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Let’s Train ‘Extension Agents’ for the 21st Century

As the government scales back its engagement with problems of the real world, institutions of higher education must fill the gap.