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Publisher's Summary

There are six articles in the November 27, 2006 issue:

COMMENT
"Unrealistic" by George Packer: Why the Democrats' tough talk about withdrawing troops is just that.

ANNALS OF NATIONAL SECURITY
"The Next Act" by Seymour Hersh: A damaged White House is still eyeing Iran.

REFLECTIONS
"Road Trips" by David Sedaris: Interesting propositions received while traveling cross-country.

THE SPORTING SCENE
"Cardinals Rule" by Roger Angell: A peculiar World Series.

BOOKS
"Do The Math" by Louis Menand: Thomas Pynchon's Against the Day.

THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Liberal Education" by David Denby: Bobby, Fast Food Nation, and The History Boys.

If this week's review sparks your interest, listen to Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser before you see the movie.
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