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In this issue:

COMMENT
"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?

FICTION
"La Vita Nuova", by Allegra Goodman.

A CRITIC AT LARGE
"Master of Revels", by John Lahr: Neil Simon's comic empire.

THE THEATRE
"Caged Heat", by Hilton Als: Reviews of La Cage aux Folles and Sondheim on Sondheim.

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