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In this issue:

COMMENT
"Union Blues", by Hendrik Hertzberg: What's going down in Wisconsin.

THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Sexy Books", by Dana Goodyear: The publisher Benedikt Taschen’s fiftieth birthday party.
"Pacing It", by Mark Singer: A day on Broadway with Tom Stoppard.

THE FINANCIAL PAGE
"The Tyrant Tax", by James Surowiecki: How to fix the Middle East’s economies.

ANNALS OF COMMUNICATIONS
"The Dictator Index", by Ken Auletta: Mo Ibrahim’s plan for Africa.

OUR LOCAL CORRESPONDENTS
"Fish Tales", by Kelefa Sanneh: The making of a hot spot.

THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Control Yourself", by David Denby: Reviews of The Adjustment Bureau and Unknown.

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