In this issue: COMMENT "Union Blues", by Hendrik Hertzberg: What's going down in Wisconsin. THE TALK OF THE TOWN "Sexy Books", by Dana Goodyear: The publisher Benedikt Taschen’s fiftieth birthday party. "Pacing It", by Mark Singer: A day on Broadway with Tom Stoppard. THE FINANCIAL PAGE "The Tyrant Tax", by James Surowiecki: How to fix the Middle East’s economies. ANNALS OF COMMUNICATIONS "The Dictator Index", by Ken Auletta: Mo Ibrahim’s plan for Africa. OUR LOCAL CORRESPONDENTS "Fish Tales", by Kelefa Sanneh: The making of a hot spot. THE CURRENT CINEMA "Control Yourself", by David Denby: Reviews of The Adjustment Bureau and Unknown.