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In this issue:

COMMENT
"Don't Look Back", by Steve Coll: Pakistan and the Taliban.

THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Squidding", by Dana Goodyear: Southern California's squid invasion.

LIFE AND LETTERS
"The Deflationist", by Larissa MacFarquhar: New York Times Op-Ed columnist Paul Krugman.

ANNALS OF GASTRONOMY
"Where's Chang?", by Calvin Trillin: The chef who can't shake his followers.

THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Behind Bars", by Anthony Lane: Reviews of Shutter Island and A Prophet.

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