In this issue:
"Iran and the Bomb", by Hendrik Hertzberg: A path we should not follow.
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Snoops", by Zachary Kanin: At dinner with New York's private eyes.
OUR LOCAL CORRESPONDENTS
"Reservations", by Ariel Levy: A tribe plans a casino in the Hamptons.
"Enter the Dragon", by John Cassidy: China and the free market myth.
A CRITIC AT LARGE
"Method Man", by John Lahr: The life and work of Elia Kazan.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Punch Lines", by Anthony Lane: Reviews of The Fighter and I Love You Philip Morris.
Also, listen to audio from The New Yorker Festival readings and panel discussions, recorded live in New York City.