This issue contains five articles and a short story:COMMENT
"Saddam On Trial" by George Packer: The trial of Saddam has become part of the larger tragedy of Iraq.THE FINANCIAL PAGE
"Capitol Gains" by James Surowiecki: How senators manage to do so well in the stock market.ANNALS OF LAW
"Breyer's Big Idea" by Jeffrey Toobin: The Justice's vision for a progressive revival on the Supreme Court.A NEUROLOGIST'S NOTEBOOK
"Recalled to Life" by Oliver Sacks: When patients suffer a loss of language, must they also lose their sense of self?FICTION
"The Children" by William Trevor: Death, love, and a young girl's fears.THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Troublemakers" by Anthony Lane: Reviews of Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang starring Robert Downey, Jr., and North Country starring Charlize Theron.
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