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Publisher's Summary

This edition contains five articles:

COMMENT
"Sparring Partners", by Hendrik Hertzberg: The Democratic presidential contest that is Obama v. Clinton.

TALK OF THE TOWN
"Deathly Numbers", by Roger Angell: On Barry Bonds' home-run record.

THE POLITICAL SCENE
"Mayberry Man", by Peter J. Boyer: Why the heartland likes Rudy Giuliani.

SHOUTS & MURMURS
"My Near-Death Experience", by Paul Simms: An inadvertent review of a life.

THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Teen Dreams", by David Denby: Reviews of the films Superbad and Delirious.

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