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In this issue:

COMMENT
"Bad Choices", by Hendrik Hertzberg: The United States in Afghanistan.

THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Getting In", by Ian Parker: The fine art of party crashing.

DEPT. OF MEDICINE
"Testing, Testing", by Atul Gawande: The health-care reform bill.

ANNALS OF LAW
"The Celebrity Defense", by Jeffrey Toobin: Sex, fame, and the case of Roman Polanski..

THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Love Hurts", by David Denby: Reviews of The Last Station, Crazy Heart, Brothers, and The Lovely Bones.

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