In this issue:
"Who Is Mitt Romney?", by John Cassidy: How Paul Ryan explains the G. O. P. candidate.
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Moonshine Kingdom", by Tad Friend: Matt Bondurant on Lawless.
THE FINANCIAL PAGE
"The Track-Star Economy", by James Surowiecki: Why it pays to have immigrants stay.
THE POLITICAL SCENE
"Schmooze or Lose", by Jane Meyer: Obama’s search for billionaires.
LETTER FROM SYRIA
"The War Within", by Jon Lee Anderson: The country’s descent into civil war.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Creep Shows", by David Denby: Reviews of Cosmopolis and Compliance.