In this issue:
"Six More Months", by George Packer: What can Obama and Romney say?
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Afterlife", by Christopher Heaney: Transporting Albert Einstein’s brain.
THE FINANCIAL PAGE
"Invisible Hand, Greased Palm", by James Surowiecki: The battle against global corruption.
THE WORLD OF SURVEILLANE
"Here’s Looking at You", by Nick Paumgarten: Invasion of the drones.
ANNALS OF SCIENCE
"The Climate Fixers", by Michael Specter: Can geoengineering curb global warming.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Double Lives", by Anthony Lane: Reviews of The Avengers and Headhunters.