Mergers Unlimited, Inc. Roger C. Altman, Roger C. Altman, the founder of Evercore Partners, an investment banking firm, twice served in the U.S. Treasury, most recently as deputy secretary in the first Clinton administration
Joel Klein RONALD J. OSTROW, Ronald J. Ostrow has covered the Justice Department and related assignments for The Times since 1966
Promises to Keep ROBERT S. BOYNTON, Robert S. Boynton is a contributing editor to The New Yorker
Can't We All Just Get Along? JONATHAN RAUCH, Jonathan Rauch is national correspondent for National Journal magazine and the author of "Kindly Inquisitors: The New Attacks on Free Thought."
Nothing If Not Critical PETER PLAGENS, Peter Plagens is a painter and art critic for Newsweek. His first novel will be published by Black Heron Press this year
Sein of the Times RICHARD WOLIN, Richard Wolin teaches European intellectual history at Rice University. He is the author of "The Politics of Being: The Political Thought of Martin Heidegger" (Columbia) and "The Heidegger Controversy: A Critical Reader" (MIT)
Sincerely Yours MARTIN GARDNER, Martin Gardner is the author of many books about science, mathematics, philosophy and literature. "The Night Is Large," a collection of his essays, was published last year by St. Martin's Press