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In this issue:

COMMENT
"A Truce in Syria" by Dexter Filkins: The Syrian ceasefire.

THE FINANCIAL PAGE
"Courting Business" by James Surowiecki: The effects of the Justice's death on business.

ANNALS OF TECHNOLOGY
"Learn Different" by Rebecca Mead: Silicon Valley disrupts education.

DEPT. OF GAMESMANSHIP
"Dirty Hands" by David Owen: A cheating scandal in the world of professional bridge.

BOOKS
"Says You" by Nathan Heller: How to be a critic in an age of opinion.
"Can You Keep a Secret?" by George Packer: The former C.I.A. chief Michael Hayden on torture and transparency.

ON TELEVISION
"Laverne & Curly" by Emily Nussbaum: The slapstick anarchists of Broad City.

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