In this issue: COMMENT "Trumpery", by Hendrik Hertzberg: The birtherism of a nation. THE TALK OF THE TOWN "Canon Fodder", by Rolf Potts: The U. S. military’s reading lists. THE FINANCIAL PAGE "Bitter Pills", by James Surowiecki: Who is responsible for fixing Medicare? LETTER FROM BRITAIN "Holy Matrimony!", by Lauren Collins: Here comes the royal wedding. A REPORTER AT LARGE "The Mark", by Evan Ratliff: The F. B. I. and its informants. BOOKS "The Inner Voice", by Pankaj Mishra: Gandhi’s successes and failures.