Southern Baptists Read Selectively BENJAMIN J. HUBBARD, Benjamin J. Hubbard is chairman of the Department of Religious Studies at Cal State Fullerton. His most recent book (co-editor) is "The Abraham Collection--A Jew, Christian and Muslim in Dialogue." He is working on "A Teacher's Guide to America's Religions."
Hold Japan's Feet to the Fire CLYDE V. PRESTOWITZ Jr., Clyde V. Prestowitz, Jr. is president of the Economic Strategy Institute, former U.S. trade negotiator and author of "Trading Places," a book about the U.S.-Japan economic relationship
The Reel America Neal Gabler, Neal Gabler is author of "An Empire of Their Own: How the Jews Invented Hollywood" and "Winchell: Gossip, Power and the Cult of Celebrity" (Knopf)
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