September 2009

The Atlantic - September 2009

David Goldhill on how American health care killed his father; Robert D. Kaplan on the end of Sri Lanka's civil war; Willam D. Cohan on the final day sof Merrill Lynch; Jeffrey Goldberg on Quentin Tarantion; Caitlin Flanagan on sex and the married man; and much more.

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