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COMMENT
"Long Engagements", by George Packer: Hillary’s exit.

OUR LOCAL CORRESPONDENTS
"The Toll", by Ian Frazier: Staten Island after Sandy.

LETTER FROM ISLAY
"Spirit Guide", by Kelefa Sanneh: Reinventing a classic Scotch.

A CRITIC AT LARGE
"Moon Man", by Adam Gopnik: Galileo and impolitic science.

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