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The New Yorker, December 15th, 2008 (David Samuels, Malcolm Gladwell, Larry Doyle) | [The New Yorker]

The New Yorker, December 15th, 2008 (David Samuels, Malcolm Gladwell, Larry Doyle)

"Risk Factor", by George Packer; "Most Likely to Succeed", by Malcolm Gladwell; "Atomic John", by David Samuels; "Is There a Problem Here?", by Larry Doyle; and "Ring Cycles", by Anthony Lane.
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Publisher's Summary

In this issue:

COMMENT
"Risk Factor", by George Packer: The lessons of Mumbai.

ANNALS OF EDUCATION
"Most Likely to Succeed", by Malcolm Gladwell: The trouble with talent spotting.

A REPORTER AT LARGE
"Atomic John", by David Samuels: The quest to replicate the first A-bombs.

SHOUTS & MURMURS
"Is There a Problem Here?", by Larry Doyle: The joys of holiday shopping.

THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Ring Cycles", by Anthony Lane: Reviews of The Wrestler, The Reader, and Doubt

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