This issue contains five articles:COMMENT "For Which it Stands" by Hendrik Hertzberg: Re-examining flag-burning.LETTER FROM WASHINGTON "The Hidden Power" by Jane Mayer: A secret architect of the war on terror.TALK OF THE TOWN "Fred Willard, Tourist" by Tad Friend: A sentimental bus ride around Manhattan. ANNALS OF MEDICINE "The Deepest Cut" by Christine Kenneally: How can someone live with only half a brain?THE CURRENT CINEMA "Kryptology" by Anthony Lane: Review of Superman Returns.
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