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The New Yorker, December 7, 2009 (Ian Buruma, Sam Tanenhaus, David Sedaris) | [The New Yorker]

The New Yorker, December 7, 2009 (Ian Buruma, Sam Tanenhaus, David Sedaris)

"Preexisting Condition", by Jill Lepore; "Speak, Bellevue", by Lila Byock; "The Frugal Republic", by James Surowiecki; "Parade's End", by Ian Buruma; "Loggerheads", by David Sedaris; "North Star", by Sam Tanenhaus; and "Nowhere Man", by Anthony Lane.
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Publisher's Summary

In this issue:

COMMENT
"Preexisting Condition", by Jill Lepore: The history of health-care reform.

THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Speak, Bellevue", by Lila Byock: A doctor moonlights as a publisher.

THE FINANCIAL PAGE
"The Frugal Republic", by James Surowiecki: Why China needs to spend more.

LETTER FROM AMSTERDAM
"Parade's End", by Ian Buruma: Dutch liberals get tough.

REFLECTIONS
"Loggerheads", by David Sedaris: Sea turtles and me.

BOOKS
"North Star", by Sam Tanenhaus: Populism, politics, and the power of Sarah Palin.

THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Nowhere Man", by Anthony Lane: A review of Up in the Air.

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