In this issue:
"No More Magical Thinking", by David Remnick: Obama’s victory, Obama’s challenge.
A REPORTER AT LARGE
"The Party Next Time", by Ryan Lizza: The G.O.P.’s demographic dilemma.
ANNALS OF EDUCATION
"Public Defender", by David Denby: Diane Ravitch changes tack.
A CRITIC AT LARGE
"Over the Wall", by Roger Angell: What the dead don’t know.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"House Divided", by Anthony Lane: A review of Lincoln.
Also, listen to audio from The New Yorker Festival readings and panel discussions, recorded live in New York City.