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Publisher's Summary

This issue contains four articles and a short story:

COMMENT
"Rebuilding" by Nicholas Lemann: The leadership vacuum in New Orleans.

OUR FAR-FLUNG CORRESPONDENTS
"The Zombie Hunters" by Evan Ratliff: On the trail of cyberextortionists.

MEDICAL DISPATCHES
"When Pain Remains" by Jerome Groopman: What should patients do when doctors can't figure out how to treat their suffering?

FICTION
"Early Music" by Jeffrey Eugenides: Life, love, and a clavichord.

A CRITIC AT LARGE
"Getting In" by Malcolm Gladwell: The social logic of Ivy League admissions.

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