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The New Yorker, August 31, 2009 (James Surowiecki, Stephen Brill, Elizabeth Kolbert) | [The New Yorker]

The New Yorker, August 31, 2009 (James Surowiecki, Stephen Brill, Elizabeth Kolbert)

"Iran Show", by Laura Secor; "Status-Quo Anxiety", by James Surowiecki; "The Rubber Room", by Stephen Brill; "The New Anti-Atheists", by James Wood; "Green Like Me", by Elizabeth Kolbert; "For Immediate Release", by Paul Simms; and "Dropping Out", by Anthony Lane.
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Publisher's Summary

In this issue:

COMMENT
"Iran Show", by Laura Secor: Post-election dissidents in court.

THE FINANCIAL PAGE
"Status-Quo Anxiety", by James Surowiecki: Health care and public opinion.

ANNALS OF EDUCATION
"The Rubber Room", by Stephen Brill: The battle to make teachers accountable.

BOOKS
"The New Anti-Atheists", by James Wood.

A CRITIC AT LARGE
"Green Like Me", by Elizabeth Kolbert: A spate of eco-stunt books.

SHOUTS & MURMURS
"For Immediate Release", by Paul Simms: Treating friends as if they were employees.

THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Dropping Out", by Anthony Lane: Reviews of Taking Woodstock and The Baader Meinhof Complex.

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