What happened on July 21, 2002
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The Mysteries of Latin LESLEY CHAMBERLAIN, Lesley Chamberlain is the author of "The Secret Artist: A Close Reading of Sigmund Freud."
My Dinner With Fidel ANN LOUISE BARDACH, Ann Louise Bardach is the author of the forthcoming "Cuba Confidential: Love and Vengeance in Miami and Havana" and the editor of "Cuba: A Traveler's Literary Companion."
What He Saw at the Revolution MARC COOPER, Marc Cooper is the author of "Pinochet and Me: A Chilean Anti-Memoir."
The Danger of Evil MICHAEL HARRIS, Michael Harris is a regular contributor to Book Review.
L.a. Confidential EUGEN WEBER, Eugen Weber is a contributing writer to Book Review.
When We Were Young DAN WAKEFIELD, Dan Wakefield is the author of the memoir "New York in the 50s," which was the basis of a documentary film of the same name.
Beloved Community WENDY SMITH, Wendy Smith is the author of "Real-Life Drama: The Group Theatre and America, 1931-1940."
Fidelismo sin Fidel FRANCES STONOR SAUNDERS, Frances Stonor Saunders is the author of "The Cultural Cold War: The CIA and the World of Arts and Letters" and is the arts editor of the New Statesman.
The Snake and His Wife JONATHAN LEVI, Jonathan Levi is a contributing writer to Book Review.
A Studio of Her Own JONATHAN KIRSCH, Jonathan Kirsch is a contributing writer to the Book Review and the author, most recently, of "The Woman Who Laughed at God: The Untold History of the Jewish People."
When Havana Danced With Hope STEVE WASSERMAN, Steve Wasserman is Book Editor of The Times. He has visited Cuba numerous times.
Poet, Writer, Orator, Statesman, Martyr TOM MILLER, Tom Miller is the author of "Trading With the Enemy: A Yankee Travels Through Castro's Cuba" and editor of "Travelers' Tales: Cuba." He is a fellow of the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.
The Cuban Conundrum LOUIS A. PEREZ JR., Louis A. Perez Jr. is the author of numerous books on Cuba, including "On Becoming Cuban: Identity, Nationality and Culture," and teaches at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Israel's Economic Gloom JO-ANN MORT, Jo-Ann Mort is co-author of the forthcoming "Our Hearts Invented a Dream: Can Kibbutzim Survive the New Israel?" and national secretary of Americans for Peace Now.
Future Imperfect AMY WILENTZ, Amy Wilentz is the author, most recently, of "Martyrs' Crossing: A Novel."
A New Mission for Rights Groups GREGORY RODRIGUEZ, Gregory Rodriguez, a contributing editor to Opinion, is a senior fellow at the New America Foundation.
The Electronic Pillory CAROL MUSKE-DUKES, Carol Muske-Dukes is a poet and professor of English at the University of Southern California. Her forthcoming book is "Married to the Icepick Killer: a Poet in Hollywood."
The U.S. in Contempt of Court ALISA NEWMAN, Alisa Newman is an attorney working for the United Nations in East Timor.
Connect the Dots for a Disturbing Picture TODD GITLIN, Todd Gitlin is a professor of journalism and sociology at Columbia University and the author, most recently, of "Media Unlimited: How the Torrent of Images and Sounds Overwhelms Our Lives."
The Windbags of War ANA MARIE COX, Ana Marie Cox is the Washington columnist for In These Times.
Regulations on Slate Mailers Put a Muzzle on Free Speech JAMES V. LACY, James V. Lacy served as counsel to slate mail publishers in the successful challenge to Proposition 208. He is a Dana Point resident and chairman of the city Planning Commission.
Don't Trust Castro--Verify DENNIS HAYS, Dennis Hays is a former ambassador to Suriname and former head of the Cuban affairs desk at the State Department.