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In this issue:

COMMENT
"Conflicting Interests", by George Packer: What Egypt means for the U. S. and the Middle East.

THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Comeback", by Lizzie Widdicombe: Spitzer, Weiner, and us.

OUR LOCAL CORRESPONDENTS
"The Beach Builders", by John Seabrook: After Sandy, saving the Jersey Shore.

ANNALS OF PREVENTION
"A Raised Hand", by Rachel Louise Snyder: When domestic violence turns deadly.

A CRITIC AT LARGE
"Sins of the Father", by James Wood: Memoirs by the children of great writers.

THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Grim Tidings", by Anthony Lane: Reviews of Pacific Rim, Only God Forgives, and The Act of Killing.

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