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Publisher's Summary

There are seven articles in the November 20, 2006 issue:

COMMENT
"Thump" by Hendrik Hertzberg: Why voters offered a sharp rebuke of President Bush.

THE TALK OF THE TOWN

  • "End of the Affair" by Jeffrey Goldberg: A former colleague of Donald Rumsfeld's speaks out.
  • "A Congressman's Enigma" by Jane Mayer: U.S. Rep.-elect Chris Carney is a Democrat who used to work at the Pentagon.

    THE FINANCIAL PAGE
    "Elective Economies" by James Surowiecki: Why the markets didn't respond to the election.

    THE POLITICAL SCENE
    "Downfall" by Peter J. Boyer: How Donald Rumsfeld reformed the military and lost Iraq.

    NOTES OF A GASTRONOME
    "Talking Turkey" by Bill Buford: The man who communicates with gobblers.

    THE CURRENT CINEMA
    "Of Human Bondage" by Anthony Lane: James Bond returns to the big screen in Casino Royale.

  • If this week's review sparks your interest, listen to Casino Royale by Ian Fleming before you see the movie.
    And, if you enjoy Bill Buford's turkey hunting article, be sure check out Heat which features more great food writing from Bill Buford.

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