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Publisher's Summary

This issue contains seven articles:

COMMENT
"Bah Humbug" by Hendrik Hertzberg: Taking sides on the war on Christmas.

THE TALK OF THE TOWN

  • "Baghdad to Swarthmore" by Ben McGrath: College students call Baghdad on War News Radio.
  • "Magnum P.I.s" by Lauren Collins: Tracking the flow of illegal guns into New York City.

    THE FINANCIAL PAGE
    "Blackberry Picking" by James Surowiecki: Wireless e-mail and the problem with patents.

    LIFE AND LETTERS
    "Far from Narnia" by Laura Miller: Author Philip Pullman's secular fantasy for children.

    BOOKS
    "All that Glitters" by Louis Menand: Literature's global economy.

    THE CURRENT CINEMA
    "The Other" by Anthony Lane: Munich, Hidden, and The New World.

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    (P) and ©2005 The New Yorker

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