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  • dot-dash KENNETH SILVERMAN, Kenneth Silverman is co-director of the NYU Biography Seminar. He is writing a life of Samuel F.B. Morse

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  • Discoveries SUSAN SALTER REYNOLDS

  • Fire in the Mind JOHN GRAY, John Gray is professor of European thought at the London School of Economics and the author of, most recently, "False Dawn: The Delusions of Global Capitalism" (The New Press)

  • Globalization's Discontents EDUARDO GALEANO, Eduardo Galeano is the author of numerous books, including "Memory of Fire" and "The Book of Embraces." This essay is adapted from the acceptance speech he delivered last month upon receiving the 1999 Lannan Prize for Cultural Freedom. It has been translated from the Spanish by Mark Fried

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  • Brave New World BENJAMIN BARBER, Benjamin Barber is Whitman professor of political science at Rutgers University and the author of, most recently, "Jihad vs. McWorld: How Globalism and Tribalism Are Reshaping the World" and "A Place For Us: How to Make Society Civil and Democracy Strong."

  • How Thomas Friedman Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Globalization DAVID RIEFF, David Rieff is the author of several books, including "Slaughterhouse: Bosnia and the Failure of the West" and "Los Angeles: Capital of the Third World." He most recently co-edited "Crimes of War: What the Public Should Know" (W.W. Norton)

  • The Night, The Porch, By Mark Strand

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