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Publisher's Summary

In this issue:
COMMENT
"Learning by Degrees", by Rebecca Mead: The value of a college degree.
LETTER FROM LONDON
"Party Games", by John Lanchester: Why did the British election turn out the way it did?
THE SPORTING SCENE
"National Defense", by Hampton Sides: Can the United States’ goalkeeper produce another Miracle on Grass?
SHOUTS & MURMURS
"Hot Wings: Notes on My Next Best-Seller", by Larry Doyle.
FICTION
"Extreme Solitude", by Jeffrey Eugenides.
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