In this issue:
"Decline and Fall", by David Remnick: Are the Republicans serious?
THE FINANCIAL PAGE
"The Deleveraging Myth", by James Surowiecki: High debt, low demand, and a slow economy.
A REPORTER AT LARGE
"Three Trials for Murder", by Nicholas Schmidle: In the name of justice, did the military sidestep double jeopardy?
"Miracle Polish", by Steve Millhauser.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"The Man in Charge", by David Denby: A review of J. Edgar.
Also, listen to audio from The New Yorker Festival readings and panel discussions, recorded live in New York City.