In this issue:
"Conventional Wisdom", by Steve Coll: The Democrats in Charlotte.
ANNALS OF WAR
"The Silent Strike", by David Makovsky: Syria and Israel’s secret nuclear history.
THE SPORTING SCENE
"Quarterback Shuffle", by Nicholas Dawidoff: A year with the Jets.
"It Ain’t Necessarily So", by Anthony Gottlieb: The hubris of evolutionary psychology.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Sail Away", by Anthony Lane: A reviews of The Master.
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