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Publisher's Summary

There are seven articles in this edition:

COMMENT
"Bombs", by Steve Coll: On foreign policy after Iran.

THE POLITICAL SCENE
"Return of the Nativist", by Ryan Lizza: The Republican Party goes hard-line on the immigration issue.

ON TELEVISION
"Tubular", by Nancy Franklin: What the CNN/YouTube debates taught us about the candidates.

REFLECTIONS
"Journey Into Night", by David Sedaris: Flying to Paris is so much better in business class - you can do almost anything you like.

FICTION
"The King of Sentences", by Jonathan Lethem

BOOKS
"None of the Above", by Malcolm Gladwell: A review of James Flynn's What Is Intelligence? and the debate over race and I.Q.

THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Hard Life", by David Denby: Reviews of the new films There Will Be Blood, Juno, and The Kite Runner.

Then, pick up The Kite Runner, the basis of the film.

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