In this issue: COMMENT "Judgment Days", by David Remnick: The uprising in Egypt. THE TALK OF THE TOWN "China Hands", by Gay Talese: Kissinger's colleagues on Nixon in China. THE FINANCIAL PAGE "Sputnikonomics", by James Surowiecki: Should America be funding investments with more debts? LETTER FROM KABUL "The Afghan Bank Heist", by Dexter Filkins: The corruption of Karzai's officials exposed. DEPT. OF EDUCATION "The Order of Things", by Malcolm Gladwell: The problem with college rankings. POP MUSIC "Mars Attacks!", by Sasha Frere-Jones: Bruno Mars's global strategy. THE CURRENT CINEMA "Long Time Coming", by Anthony Lane: Reviews of The Eagle and Into Eternity.