The Hateful Seasoon Martin E. Marty, Martin E. Marty is a professor of history of religion at the University of Chicago and senior editor of the Christian Century magazine. He directs the Public Religion Project, a nonprofit group analyzing the role of religion in public life
The Quest for Stasi's Old Files Robert Gerald Livingston, Robert Gerald Livingston, former director of the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies, is writing a book on the German-American relationship since 1945
A Tainted Attack on a Cultural Icon ALEXANDER COCKBURN, Alexander Cockburn is co-author with Jeffrey St. Clair of "Whiteout: The CIA, Drugs and the Press," published this year by Verso, which is also Rigoberta Menchu's English-language publisher
In Reforming Schools, Don't Forget Students' Stomachs Robert Gottlieb and Michelle Mascarenhas, Robert Gottlieb is professor of urban and environmental policy at Occidental College. Michelle Mascarenhas is the director of the Occidental College Community Food Security Project
Larry Flynt Steve Proffitt, Steve Proffitt, a contributing editor to Opinion, is director of the JSM+ New Media Lab
Politics Without Ideology Yossi Melman, Yossi Melman, a journalist for the Daily Ha'aretz, specializes in intelligence and terror affairs. He is author of "Every Spy a Prince: A Complete History of Israel's Intelligence Community."
With Malice Toward None DAVID REMNICK, David Remnick is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Lenin's Tomb" and the editor of The New Yorker. His most recent book is "King of the World: Muhammad Ali and the Rise of an American Hero." His essay appears as the introduction to Kempton's "Part of Our Time."