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Publisher's Summary

In this issue:
COMMENT
"Take It to the Limit", by Hendrik Hertzberg: Obama and the battle of the amendments.
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Down in the Basement", by Nick Paumgarten: Spelunking the trunk rooms under Stuyvesant Town.
A REPORTER AT LARGE
"Getting bin Laden", by Nicholas Schmidle: Inside the rain in Abbottabad.
PERSONAL HISTORY
"Dog Story", by Adam Gopnik: How the wolf became a pet.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Distant Shores", by Anthony Lane: Reviews of The Future, Another Earth, and Cowboys & Aliens.
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