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Happy birthday, John Rawls! We celebrate the political philosopher’s centenary, as well as the 50th anniversary of the publication of “A Theory of Justice.” 
Our editors’ picks from the past decade: Noam Chomsky, Arundhati Roy, Robin Kelley, and more. Plus, find out which was voted as our readers’ favorite.
From Walt Whitman to Arundhati Roy, here are the essays that were read the most over the past twelve months.