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Publisher's Summary

There are four articles in this edition:

COMMENT
"Second Those Emotions", by Hendrik Hertzberg: On candid candidates and changing political emotions.

THE SPORTING LIFE
"The Egyptians", by Nick Paumgarten: Egyptian squash champs as house guests.

A REPORTER AT LARGE
"The Spymaster", by Lawrence Wright: The new director of National Intelligence has a controversial plan to tighten national security.

ON TELEVISION
"Everybody Loves Jane", by Nancy Franklin: Jane Austen returns to PBS.

Then, hear the works of Jane Austen.

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