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Publisher's Summary

There are six articles in this edition:

COMMENT
"Huckabee?" by Hendrik Hertzberg: The Mike Huckabee factor.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT
"The Pigeon Police", by Ben McGrath: A war for the birds.

ANNALS OF RELIGION
"Come One, Come All", by Frances FitzGerald: A megachurch grows in New England.

ANNALS OF SCIENCE
"Darwin's Surprise", by Michael Specter: An evolutionary discovery about viruses.

BOOKS
"Nan, American Man", by John Updike: A review of the new novel A Free Life by Chinese émigré Ha Jin.

THE CURRENT CINEMA
"High Fliers", by David Denby: Reviews of the new films The Diving Bell and the Butterfly and The Savages.

Then, pick up:
A Free Life
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly: A Memoir of Life in Death.

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