In this issue:
"Preexisting Condition", by Jill Lepore: The history of health-care reform.
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Speak, Bellevue", by Lila Byock: A doctor moonlights as a publisher.
THE FINANCIAL PAGE
"The Frugal Republic", by James Surowiecki: Why China needs to spend more.
LETTER FROM AMSTERDAM
"Parade's End", by Ian Buruma: Dutch liberals get tough.
"Loggerheads", by David Sedaris: Sea turtles and me.
"North Star", by Sam Tanenhaus: Populism, politics, and the power of Sarah Palin.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Nowhere Man", by Anthony Lane: A review of Up in the Air.
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