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Prospect’s favourite articles, 2016

Staff picks

By Prospect Team  

Yesterday, we published a list of our most-read pieces of the year. Today, Prospect’s staff bring you, in no particular order, our own favourites.

Sam Tanenhaus, Prospect’s US Writer-at-Large, spent 2016 covering the most extraordinary year in US politics, and we’ve opted for his most recent piece, written in the wake of Trump’s victory. Christopher de Bellaigue’s piece on France’s mishandling of the terror threat has, sadly, become all the more important in the wake of recent tragedies. Philip Collins’s all-encompassing piece on the books of…

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