"Obama's Iraq Problem" by George Packer: Last year's rhetoric meets this year's facts.
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Nothing Doing" by Roger Angell: An obscure baseball record.
"By a Nose" by Ben McGrath: A courtroom artist's unusual experience in the War on Terror.
ANNALS OF NATIONAL SECURITY
"Preparing the Battlefield" by Seymour M. Hersh: The Bush Administration's secret Iran campaign.
SHOUTS & MURMURS
"My Airline" by David Owen: If I were in charge...
A CRITIC AT LARGE
"The Back of the World" by Adam Gopnik: The genius - and anti-Semitism - of G. K. Chesterton.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Desperate Men" by David Denby: Reviews of Hancock, starring Will Smith, and the French thriller Tell No One.
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