This issue contains five articles:COMMENT
"Dynastic Voyage", by Hendrik Hertzberg: On political dynasties.THE POLITICAL SCENE
"The Mission", by Ryan Lizza: Mitt Romney's inner consultant.NOTES OF A GASTRONOME
"Extreme Chocolate", by Bill Buford: Searching for the perfect bean, in Bahia.SHOUTS AND MURMURS
"Recap", by Ian Frazier: A communication with the departed.THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Bad Relations", by David Denby: Reviews of the new films Gone Baby Gone and Before the Devil Knows You're Dead.
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