In this issue:
"Rights and Wrongs", by George Packer: The Obama administration's foreign policy toward the Middle East.
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Ready for Launch", by Mark Singer: The parents of college applicants get counseling, too.
ANNAL OF INNOVATION
"The Treatment", by Malcolm Gladwell: Why is it so difficult to develop drugs for cancer?
ANNALS OF DESIGN
"The Inventor’s Dilemma", by David Owen: An eco-minded engineer discovers the limits of innovation.
LETTER FROM MOSCOW
"Roulette Russian", by Julia Ioffe: The teen-ager behind Chatroulette
Also, listen to audio from The New Yorker Festival readings and panel discussions, recorded live in New York City.