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Dec 19, 2016
3 Min read time
Our top stories from the year.
2016 has been a tumultuous year for national and global politics, and Trump's win has spurred action against a backdrop of great political inequality. As we gear up for a Trump presidency, here is a look back at some of our most popular work from the year that was.What is Education Good For?
Searching for New Physics at CERN
Reading Yeats in the Age of Trump
Holy Wars: Secularism and the Invention of Religion
The Not-So-Revolutionary Single Woman
To Be and To Do
Writing Human Rights and Getting it Wrong
Alex de Waal
The West likes morality plays with clear heroes and villains, in which it plays the role of savior.
The Sweet Life of Sidney Mintz
The Racist Dawn of Capitalism
The Souls of White Folk: Talking Social Justice and Reparations Under Trump
To Remake the World: Slavery, Racial Capitalism, and Justice
Black Study, Black Struggle
Trump Says Go Back, We Say Fight Back
Machinations of Wicked Men
Who's to Blame in South Sudan?
The Logic of Misogyny
Confronting Religious Revivalism
Paying for Punishment
As a God Might Be: Three Visions of Technological Progress
On Stone Mountain: White Supremacy and the Birth of the Modern Democratic Party
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Plus, check out last year's most popular essays.
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December 19, 2016
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