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There are seven articles in the September 18, 2006 issue:

COMMENT
"Prisoners" by George Packer: The politics of justice in the war on terror.

ANNALS OF ECONOMICS
"Mind Games" by John Cassidy: The science of neuroecomonics.

REFLECTIONS
"In the Waiting Room" by David Sedaris: The perils of imperfect French.

A CRITIC AT LARGE
"War and Remembrance" by Ian Buruma: Günter Grass' controversial new memoir.

BOOKS
"Hugger Mugger" by John Updike: New novels from John le Carre and Will Just.

ON TELEVISION
"Her Debut" by Tad Friend: Katie Couric and The CBS Evening News.THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Inescapable Pasts" by David Denby: Brian De Palma's The Black Dahlia and The Ground Truth.

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