In this issue:COMMENT
"Obamaism", by George Packer: Is there a philosopher-in-chief?THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"The Bush Six", by Jane Mayer: The British barrister behind the possible indictment of Bush Administration officials.LETTER FROM TEHRAN
"Can Iran Change?", by Jon Lee Anderson: Ahmadinejad comes up for reelection.ANNALS OF FINANCE
"I.O.U.", by Jill Lepore: The American way of debt.THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Friends", by Anthony Lane: Reviews of Adventureland and Goodbye, Solo.
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