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In this issue:

COMMENT
"So Long, Pardner", by Hendrik Hertzberg: If at first you don't secede.

A REPORTER AT LARGE
"The Life After", by Philip Gourevitch: A startling exercise in reconciliation.

FICTION
"The Slows", by Gail Hareven.

ON TELEVISION
"Cockeyed Optimist", by Nancy Franklin: A review of Parks and Recreation.

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