In this issue: COMMENT´´Preexisting Condition´´, by Jill Lepore: The history of health-care reform. THE TALK OF THE TOWN´´Speak, Bellevue´´, by Lila Byock: A doctor moonlights as a publisher. THE FINANCIAL PAGE´´The Frugal Republic´´, by James Surowiecki: Why China needs to spend more. LETTER FROM AMSTERDAM´´Parade´s End´´, by Ian Buruma: Dutch liberals get tough. REFLECTIONS´´Loggerheads´´, by David Sedaris: Sea turtles and me. BOOKS´´North Star´´, by Sam Tanenhaus: Populism, politics, and the power of Sarah Palin. THE CURRENT CINEMA´´Nowhere Man´´, by Anthony Lane: A review of Up in the Air. 1. Language: English. Narrator: uncredited. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/091202/pe_nyer_091202_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.