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In this issue:

COMMENT
"Chin Music", by Louis Menand: The war between the White House and Fox News.

THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"The Oracle", by David Remnick: Cornel West keeps his promise to Barack Obama.

BOOKS
"The Things People Say", by Elizabeth Kolbert: Rumors in an age of unreason.

MEDICAL DISPATCH
"Robots that Care", by Jerome Groopman: Advances in technological therapy.

PROFILES
"Wild, Wild Wes", by Richard Brody: A master of high style goes looking for adventure.

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