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December 7, 2009 Issue

Cover art by: Cover design by Gene Case & Stephen Kling/Avenging Angels


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  • Books & the Arts

    Across the Great Divide: David Finkel’s Iraq

    Against the background of the surge, David Finkel twists the concept of wartime good into a cosmic joke.

    Akiva Gottlieb

  • Missed Chances

    Stephen F. Cohen's Soviet Fates and Lost Alternatives surveys a political landscape of reform, struggle and reconciliation.

    Jochen Hellbeck

  • This Seeming Brow of Justice

    In their discussions of justice, Michael Sandel and Amartya Sen endorse communal good but slight collective endeavor.

    Samuel Moyn
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