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In this issue:

COMMENT
"Nobel Surprise", by Hendrik Hertzberg: Reaction to Barack Obama's Peace Prize.

THE FINANCIAL PAGE
"Exit through the Lobby", by James Surowiecki: Climate change is shaking up business lobbying.

THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"You've Got Mail", by Lizzie Widdicombe: The ethics of blackmail.

ANNALS OF DETECTION
"The Secret Keeper", by William Finnegan: The world's preeminent detective agency.

ANNALS OF MEDICINE
"Offensive Play", by Malcolm Gladwell: The similarities between football and dogfighting.

THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Naughty Boys", by David Denby: Reviews of Where the Wild Things Are and An Education.

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