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28 December 2010updated 27 Sep 2015 2:02am

The 20 most-read articles of 2010

What got you clicking this year.

By New Statesman

Student protests, political songs, the Taliban and Carol Vorderman. That’s what you were reading about in 2010, according to our list of the 20 most-read articles and blogs. Why not let us know your favourites below?

1. Preview: NS Interview with Gore Vidal by Daniel Trilling

2. Inside the Whitehall kettle by Laurie Penny

3. Exclusive: Ted Hughes’s poem on the night Sylvia Plath died by Daniel Trilling

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4. 20 new ideas in science by Michael Brooks

5. Return of the natives by Slavoj Žižek

6. Top 20 Political Songs by Ian K Smith and Jennifer Thompson

7. Christopher Hitchens v Tony Blair: the full transcript by Jon Bernstein

8. The economist manifesto by Amartya Sen

9. The ghastliness of Carol Vorderman by James Macintyre

10. Inside the Parliament Square kettle by Laurie Penny

11. 50 People Who Matter 2010

12. Inside the Milbank Tower riots by Laurie Penny

13. Gilbey on Film: casting Kurt Cobain by Ryan Gilbey

14. The party game is over. Stand and fight by John Pilger

15. Why the Taliban are winning in Afghanistan by William Dalrymple

16. Beware those Black Swans by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

17. The danger of Sarah Palin by Andrew Stephen

18. The NS Interview: Noam Chomsky by Alyssa McDonald

19. Books of the Year 2010

20. Young and wasted by Francis Beckett