In this issue:
"Scandals", by John Cassidy: The financial regulation-reform bill.
THE FINANCIAL PAGE
"Déjà Vu", by James Surowiecki: Why investors never learn.
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Visiting Dignitary", by Ben McGrath: Oxford alumni take a peek at the Magna Carta.
LETTER FROM BOSTON
"Tea and Sympathy", by Jill Lepore: Who owns the American Revolution?
"La Vita Nuova", by Allegra Goodman.
A CRITIC AT LARGE
"Master of Revels", by John Lahr: Neil Simon's comic empire.
"Caged Heat", by Hilton Als: Reviews of La Cage aux Folles and Sondheim on Sondheim.
Also, listen to audio from The New Yorker Festival readings and panel discussions, recorded live in New York City.