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Publisher's Summary

There are five articles in this edition:

COMMENT
"Follow the Leaders", by Hendrik Hertzberg: On why Iraq is political death for Bush's international allies.

LETTER FROM NORTH CAROLINA
"A Death in the Forest", by Richard Preston: A virulent pest is laying waste to Appalachia's eastern hemlocks.

ANNALS OF MEDICINE
"The Checklist", by Atul Gawande: Intensive care can harm as well as heal, but there's a simple way of improving the odds.

FICTION
"Found Objects", by Jennifer Egan

THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Conflicting Stories", by Anthony Lane: A review of the new film Atonement.

Then, pick up Atonement, the basis for the film.

And hear more from Jennifer Egan.

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