A Political Statement In "Australian Voices: Writers and Their Work" (University of Texas Press: $40; 233 pp.), Ray Willibanks has collected his informal, chatty interviews with 16 Australian writers, including Peter Carey, Elizabeth Jolley, Thomas Keneally, David Malouf, Thea Astley, Kate Grenville and Frank Moorhouse. A professor of English at Memphis State University, Willibanks is the editor of Antipodes: A North American Journal of Australian Literature. He opens his book with a visit to Patrick White; this is an excerpt from that chapter
PLATFORM : That's Racist, Too RABBI JERROLD GOLDSTEIN, RABBI JERROLD GOLDSTEIN, director of Cal State Northridge Hillel, the Jewish Student Center at the university, is active in inter-religious and intercultural affairs on campus. He commented on the U.S. Supreme Court's decision that membership in a racist gang is not relevant to whether a defendant should receive the death penalty or a life term if a murder is committed. He told The Times:
BOOK MARK : How a Hunt for Moles Weakened the CIA's Ability to Unearth Them DAVID WISE, David Wise is the author of "The Invisible Government," an appraisal of the role of the CIA in a co-democratic society. In 1961, when KGB officer Anatoly Golitsin told the CIA station chief in Helsinki that there was a "mole" inside the CIA, a hunt was touched off that lasted two decades. "Witch hunt" might be a better term, contends the author. An excerpt from "Mole Hunt."