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In this issue:

THE FINANCIAL PAGE
"Middle-Class Militants", by James Surowiecki: Brazil’s revolt in the midst of relative prosperity.

THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Go-Between", by Patrick Radden Keefe: The Washington premiere of White House Down.

PERSONAL HISTORY
"The Prodigal Daughter", by Jill Lepore: Women’s lives, women’s letters.

LETTER FROM DHARAMSALA
"Aflame", by Jeffrey Bartholet: Tibet’s immolation protests.

ANNALS OF TECHNOLOGY
"A Fourth State of Matter", by Nicholson Baker: South Korea’s LCD revolution.

THE CURRENT CINEMA
"In Transit", by Anthony Lane: Reviews of The Way, Way Back and I’m So Excited!

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