Ancient Maya Awaits Death With Stories, Wives and Cigars Victor Perera, Victor Perera, who teaches at UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism, is the author of "The Cross and the Pear Tree: A Sephardic Journey" (Knopf), and co-author, with Robert D. Bruce, of "The Last Lords of Palenque" (U.C. Press
It's Not What You See, It's How You See It Suzanne Garment, Suzanne Garment, a contributing editor to Opinion, is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. She is the author of "Scandal: The Culture of Mistrust in American Politics" (Times Books)
Wishing the 'Swan' Well in His Mission Gregory Friedin, Gregory Friedin, chairman of the Slavic department at Stanford University, is coauthor of "Russia at the Barricades: Eyewitness Accounts of the August, 1991, Coup" (M.E. Sharp Publishers)
Why Is Symbol of Confederacy Flying? Trey Ellis, Trey Ellis is a novelist, screenwriter and essayist. He is the author of "Platitudes" (Vintage Contemporaries) and "Home Repairs" (Simon & Schuster) and his screenplays include "The Tuskegee Airmen."