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Publisher's Summary

In this issue:
COMMENT
"Scandals", by John Cassidy: The financial regulation-reform bill.
THE FINANCIAL PAGE
"Déjà Vu", by James Surowiecki: Why investors never learn.
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Visiting Dignitary", by Ben McGrath: Oxford alumni take a peek at the Magna Carta.
LETTER FROM BOSTON
"Tea and Sympathy", by Jill Lepore: Who owns the American Revolution?
FICTION
"La Vita Nuova", by Allegra Goodman.
A CRITIC AT LARGE
"Master of Revels", by John Lahr: Neil Simon's comic empire.
THE THEATRE
"Caged Heat", by Hilton Als: Reviews of La Cage aux Folles and Sondheim on Sondheim.
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