What happened on December 01, 2002
Jonathan Franzen corrects himself D.J. Waldie, D.J. Waldie is the author of "Holy Land: A Suburban Memoir."
PDQ thrillers Dick Lochte, Dick Lochte is the co-author, with Christopher Darden, of "The Last Defense."
Portrait of a father who won't give up Thomas McGonigle, Thomas McGonigle is the author of "The Corpse Dream of N. Petkov" and "Going to Patchogue."
Looking for the real thing Merle Rubin, Merle Rubin is a contributing writer to Book Review.
Divided loyalties on the eve of war Michael Harris, Michael Harris is a regular contributor to Book Review.
A Western legacy of dreamers Jonathan Kirsch, Jonathan Kirsch is a contributing writer to Book Review.
Roll over, Beethoven Jeff Turrentine, Jeff Turrentine is an essayist and critic whose work has appeared in Book Review, the New York Times Magazine and Slate.com.
Gossip from the War Room Edward N. Luttwak, Edward N. Luttwak is a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. He is the author of numerous books, including "Strategy: The Logic of War and Peace."
The man who sold the world Jim Carroll, Jim Carroll is the author of "The Basketball Diaries." His album "Catholic Boy" was released in 1980.
When the milk of human kindness sours Charlotte Innes, Charlotte Innes is a critic and essayist who is an occasional contributor to Book Review.
The Thin Blurred Line Mary A. Fischer, Mary A. Fischer is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer.
Levi Strauss and the Price We Pay FRED DICKEY, Fred Dickey last wrote for the magazine about prison rape.
Under the Bubbles JAMIE PURVIANCE, Chef and cookbook author Jamie Purviance last wrote about sea salts for the magazine.
Los Angeles Adaptation Andrew Rice, Andrew Rice last wrote for the magazine about cycles of budget austerity at Hollywood studios.
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Devil's Advocates ERIC PAPE, Eric Pape last wrote for the magazine about the assassination of a Chilean activist.
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Beyond Regime Change Sandy Tolan, Sandy Tolan, an I.F. Stone Fellow at the Graduate School of Journalism at UC Berkeley, reports frequently on the Middle East. Jason Felch, a student in Tolan's "Politics and Petroleum" class, contributed to this article.
Los Angeles' Toilet-to-Tap Fear Factor D.J. Waldie, D.J. Waldie is the author of the essays in "Real City: Downtown Los Angeles Inside/Out."
Get a New Playbook, Chief Constance L. Rice, Constance L. Rice is a civil rights attorney.
GOP Can Revive the State Richard Riordan and Bill Simon Jr., Richard Riordan was the mayor of Los Angeles from 1992 to 2000. Bill Simon Jr. was the Republican candidate for governor in 2002.
A Court With No Windows David Wise, David Wise is the author of "Spy: The Inside Story of How the FBI's Robert Hanssen Betrayed Ame- rica."
Self-Interest Must Underlie U.S. Help John Stuart Blackton, John Stuart Blackton, a retired senior Foreign Service officer, was director of the U.S. Agency for International Development in Afghanistan in the early 1990s and also served in Kabul during the mid-1970s. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Greed Is Putting Party in Peril Kevin Phillips, Kevin Phillips is the author of "Wealth and Democracy: A Political History of the American Rich."
We Should Say Yes to an Aggressive Policy on AIDS Pearl Jemison-Smith, Pearl Jemison-Smith is a retired nurse, a founding board member of AIDS Services Foundation and chairwoman of the AIDS Walk Orange County.
Thanksgiving Releases Power of Togetherness Julie Hudash, Julie Hudash is an Irvine-based freelance writer who focuses on children's issues.