The New Yorker March 19, 2012

6  GOINGS  ON ABOUT TOWN
23  THE  TALK OF  THE  TOWN
Margaret Talbot on the G.O.P. and women;
James Surowiecki on reasons for optimism.

Ezra Klein      32  THE POLITICAL SCENE
The Unpersuaded
What’s the use is Presidential rhetoric?
Cora Frazier      39   SHOUTS & MURMURS
Survey Says
David Owen      40  PERSONAL HISTORY
Scars: A life in injuries.
James B. Stewart  46   OUR LOCAL CORRESPONDENTS
Tax Me if You Can: How the super-rich avoid taxes.
Francisco Goldman 54   A REPORTER AT LARGE
Children of the Dirty War
Finding Argentina’s stolen orphans.
Rivka Galchen      66   FICTION
“Appreciation”
THE  CRITICS
Louis Menand    72 A CRITIC AT LARGE
Lessons of Mitt Romney’s  business career.
BOOKS
Richard Brody    78 Claude Lanzmann’s  memoirs.
83 Briefly Noted
Sasha Frere-fones 84 POP MUSIC
The return Van Halen.
]ohn Lahr    86 THE THEATRE
“The Lady from Dubuque,”
“Painting Churches.”
Emily Nussbaum    88 ON  TELEVISION
The art of the dirtbag sitcom.
Anthony Lane    90  THE CURRENT CINEMA
“The Kid with a Bike,” ”Detachment.
POEMS
Vijay Seshadri    44   “Rereading”
Bob Hicok           60  “Equine Aubade”

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