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Top Reads of 2016

Over the past year, The Chronicle Review has published more than 200 essays, book reviews, and articles, written by professors, administrators, grad students, journalists, and one inmate at the Attica Correctional Facility. We’ve pondered how to win an academic argument, what to do with sleazy professors, and the role of luck, fitness, and jargon in the academic experience.

We’ve met established as well as new public intellectuals, an anthropologist who talks with ISIS, and iconoclastic economists, among other people. In an election year, we’ve also unpacked liberal bias in academe and examined the legacy of President Obama, as well as what the next four years might hold.

Here are 10 articles that strongly connected with readers in 2016. We think they’re worth another look.

—The Editors