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The New Yorker, February 2nd, 2009 (Larissa MacFarquhar, Kelefa Sanneh, George Saunders) | [Larissa MacFarquhar, Kelefa Sanneh, George Saunders]

The New Yorker, February 2nd, 2009 (Larissa MacFarquhar, Kelefa Sanneh, George Saunders)

"The President's Hero", by David Remnick; "Third-String Rummy", by Ben McGrath; "Ms. Kennedy Regrets", by Larissa MacFarquhar; "The Wizard", by Kelefa Sanneh; "Al Roosten", by George Saunders.
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Publisher's Summary

In this issue:

COMMENT
"The President's Hero", by David Remnick: Obama and John Lewis.

THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Third-String Rummy", by Ben McGrath: Donald Rumsfeld attends an Ivy League football reunion.

OUR LOCAL CORRESPONDENTS
"Ms. Kennedy Regrets", by Larissa MacFarquhar: A senate candidacy withdrawn.

ANNALS OF POLITICS
"The Wizard", by Kelefa Sanneh: Booker T. Washington's lessons.

FICTION
"Al Roosten", by George Saunders.

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