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In this issue:

COMMENT
"November 9th", by George Packer: 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

ANNALS OF NATIONAL SECURITY
"Defending the Arsenal", by Seymour M. Hersh: In an unstable Pakistan, can nuclear warheads be kept safe?

ANNALS OF SCIENCE
"Nightmare Scenario", by Margaret Talbot: How to write away bad dreams.

THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Perfect Paper", by Ian Parker: The New York Yankees victory parade.

THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Death Calls", by David Denby: Reviews of The Messenger and The Box.

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