In this issue:
"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.
"The Inner Voice", by Pankaj Mishra: Gandhi’s successes and failures.
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