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In this issue:

COMMENT
"Southern Discomfort", by George Packer: Why the region no longer speaks for America.

THE FINANCIAL PAGE
"That Sunk-Cost Feeling", by James Surowiecki: Mark Sanchez, the Jets, and wasting money.

ANNALS OF ARCHITECTURE
"The Psychology of Space", by David Owen: Solving the problem of Times Square.

LETTER FROM JERUSALEM
"The Party Faithful", by David Remnick: The rise of Israel’s new religious right.

THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Violent Screen", by Anthony Lane: Reviews of Gangster Squad and Jack Reacher.

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