In this issue:
"Nelson Mandela", by Philip Gourevitch: Looking back at the former President of South Africa’s life and legacy.
THE POLITICAL SCENE
"State of Deception", by Ryan Lizza: Can the intelligence community be reformed?
"Misery", by Joan Acocella: The Book of Job: A Biography.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Grand Scam", by David Denby: A review of American Hustle.
Also, listen to audio from The New Yorker Festival readings and panel discussions, recorded live in New York City.