In this issue:COMMENT
"War and Politics", by Steve Coll: Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan and the disputed August election.THE POLITICAL SCENE
"The Predator War", by Jane Mayer: The C.I.A.'s covert drone program.DEPT. OF AMPLIFICATION
"Australia Burning", by Christine Kenneally: The deadliest wildfires in Australian history.FICTION
"Procedure in Plain Air", by Jonathan Lethem.ON TELEVISION
"Screwed", by Nancy Franklin: A review of The Good Wife.
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