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Publisher's Summary

There are seven articles in this issue:COMMENT
"Not Scared" by Adam Gopnik: London after the attacks.THE FINANCIAL PAGE
"A Farewell to Alms?" by James Surowiecki: Is the answer to African poverty more foreign aid - or less?SHOUTS & MURMURS
"My Dog Is Tom Cruise" by Noah Baumbach: The family pet channels an over-the-top celebrity.ANNALS OF NATIONAL SECURITY
"Get Out the Vote" by Seymour M. Hersh: Did Washington try to manipulate Iraq's election?ANNALS OF MEDICINE
"Bloodsuckers" by John Colapinto: Leeches are good for you after all.FICTION
"Awaiting Orders" by Tobias Wolff: An Army sergeant's dangerous liaisons.THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Making Mischief" by Anthony Lane: Reviews of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Wedding Crashers.
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