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Publisher's Summary

There are five articles in the December 11, 2006 issue:

COMMENT
"Hot and Cold" by Elizabeth Kolbert: The Supreme Court hears its first global warming case.

TALK OF THE TOWN
"Jimmy Carter Aloft" by Nick Paumgarten: The ex-President flies coach for his book tour.

PROFILES
"The Mind's Eye" by Calvin Tomkins: Jasper John's merciless originality.

FICTION
"Tango" by Thomas McGuane: A young man gets caught up in an older woman's life.

THE CURRENT CINEMA
"What If" by David Denby: Wishing things were otherwise in Blood Diamond and Déjà Vu.

After listening to Nick Paumgarten's Talk of the Town piece about Jimmy Carter, be sure to listen to the former President narrate his new book, Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid (Unabridged).

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