Wheeling and Dealing

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Michael Lewis offers a post mortem on how the global financial system crashed and burned—and who is to blame. Then, Jeff Daniels and Janet McTeer discuss starring in the latest incarnation of Yasmina Reza’s play “God of Carnage.” Also, Helen Simonson talks about her debut novel, Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand—it’s about a romance between a retired English military officer and a Pakistani shopkeeper. And historian Nell Irvin Painter traces how the idea of the white race was invented, and how the cultural definitions of who is and isn’t white have fluctuated throughout history.

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