There are five articles in this edition:COMMENT
"Follow the Leaders", by Hendrik Hertzberg: On why Iraq is political death for Bush's international allies.LETTER FROM NORTH CAROLINA
"A Death in the Forest", by Richard Preston: A virulent pest is laying waste to Appalachia's eastern hemlocks.ANNALS OF MEDICINE
"The Checklist", by Atul Gawande: Intensive care can harm as well as heal, but there's a simple way of improving the odds.FICTION
"Found Objects", by Jennifer EganTHE CURRENT CINEMA
"Conflicting Stories", by Anthony Lane: A review of the new film Atonement.
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