In this issue:
"Sloganeering", by Kelefa Sanneh: What’s the difference between Obama and Romney?
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Globe-Trotter", by Lauren Collins: Temporary homes in London.
THE SPORTING SCENE
"Medals and Marketing", by Ben McGrath: Life at the London Olympics.
"Sporting Chance", by Steve Coll: A cricket legend’s bid to run Pakistan.
A CRITIC AT LARGE
"I, Nephi", by Adam Gopnik: The birth and evolution of Mormonism.
Also, listen to audio from The New Yorker Festival readings and panel discussions, recorded live in New York City.