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Publisher's Summary

This edition contains six articles:

COMMENT
"Rovian Ways", by Nicholas Lemann: The career of Karl Rove.

THE FINANCIAL PAGE
"Beware Bailouts", by James Surowiecki: On the stock market and the Fed.

ANNALS OF AGRICULTURE
"Sowing for Apocalypse", by John Seabrook: The creation of a global seed bank.

SHOUTS AND MURMURS
"My Mega Millions", by Larry Doyle: A hypothetical.

LETTER FROM FRANCE
"The Human Bomb", by Adam Gopnik: Nicolas Sarkozy's plan for France.

THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Lone Sailors", by Anthony Lane: The legacy of Michelangelo Antonioni and a review of Deep Water.

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