This issue contains seven articles:COMMENT
"Bah Humbug" by Hendrik Hertzberg: Taking sides on the war on Christmas. THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Baghdad to Swarthmore" by Ben McGrath: College students call Baghdad on War News Radio.
"Magnum P.I.s" by Lauren Collins: Tracking the flow of illegal guns into New York City. THE FINANCIAL PAGE
"Blackberry Picking" by James Surowiecki: Wireless e-mail and the problem with patents. LIFE AND LETTERS
"Far from Narnia" by Laura Miller: Author Philip Pullman's secular fantasy for children. BOOKS
"All that Glitters" by Louis Menand: Literature's global economy.THE CURRENT CINEMA
"The Other" by Anthony Lane: Munich, Hidden, and The New World.
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