A Life of Significant Contention MORRIS DICKSTEIN, Morris Dickstein teaches English at the City University of New York. He is the author of several books, including "Gates of Eden: American Culture in the Sixties" and, most recently, "Double Agent: The Critic and Society," which has just been reissued in paperback by Oxford University Press
Why the Fight for California? Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, a contributing editor to Opinion, is a senior associate at the Center for Politics and Economics at Claremont Graduate School and a political analyst for KCAL-TV
Long After War, Taint of Nazis Remains in Europe Walter Russell Mead, Walter Russell Mead, a contributing editor to Opinion, is a presidential fellow at the World Policy Institute. He is the author of "Mortal Splendor: The American Empire in Transition" (Houghton Mifflin) and is writing a book about U.S. foreign policy
The Return of John L. Lewis? Nelson Lichtenstein, Nelson Lichtenstein, a historian at the University of Virginia, is the author of "The Most Dangerous Man in Detroit: Walter Reuther and the Fate of American Labor."
The Future of Voting--Don't Sell It Short MICHAEL SCHRAGE, MICHAEL SCHRAGE is a consultant and a research associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is the author of "No More Teams! Mastering the Dynamics of Creative Collaboration."