What happened on June 09, 2002
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The Kindness of Strangers DENNIS M. CLAUSEN, Dennis M. Clausen is a professor of American literature at the University of San Diego and author of "Prairie Son" (Mid-List Press, 1999).
What, Us Worry? PERVEZ HOODBHOY, Pervez Hoodbhoy is professor of high-energy physics at Quaid-i-Azam University in Islamabad.
Atonement for the Violence TOD BROWN, Bishop Tod Brown is head of the Diocese of Orange.
Slouching Toward Annihilation AHMED RASHID, Ahmed Rashid is the author of "Jihad: The Rise of Militant Islam in Central Asia."
Mr. McCain Goes to Hollywood MICHAEL CIEPLY, Michael Cieply, a Los Angeles journalist, writes regularly about the film industry.
Bush's Role for America: The World's Top Cop WILLIAM SCHNEIDER, William Schneider, a contributing editor to Opinion, is a political analyst for CNN.
Will Ballots or Bullets Rule? J. ALEXANDER THIER, J. Alexander Thier is a consultant for the International Crisis Group in Kabul and a former United Nations official in Afghanistan.
Domestic Spying Catches No One CHRISTOPHER H. PYLE, Christopher H. Pyle, who teaches civil liberties at Mount Holyoke College, is the author of "Military Surveillance of Civilian Politics, 1967-1970."
The Best Way to Bust Up L.A. JOEL KOTKIN and FRED SIEGEL, Joel Kotkin, a contributing editor to Opinion, is a senior fellow at the Davenport Institute for Public Policy at Pepperdine and at the Milken Institute. Fred Siegel is a historian at the Cooper Union for Science and Art in New York City. Both were consultants to the Hertzberg plan.
The View From Down Under WILLIAM M. ARKIN, William M. Arkin is a military affairs analyst who writes regularly for Opinion.
Governor's Race Trip Back in Time JOHN J. PITNEY JR., John J. Pitney Jr. is professor of government at Claremont McKenna College and author of "The Art of Political Warfare."
Peace Happens DINA KHAYAT, Dina Khayat is managing director of Lazard Asset Management Egypt and a member of the executive board of the Cairo Peace Movement.
Behind the Veil GINA B. NAHAI, Gina B. Nahai is the author of several novels, including "Cry of the Peacock," a historical novel about the Jews of Iran. Her piece also appears in the Jewish Journal.
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Arizona Powerhouse RONALD BROWNSTEIN, Ronald Brownstein is the national political correspondent for the Times.
Hollywood Babylon RICHARD SCHICKEL, Richard Schickel is a contributing writer to Book Review. His latest television documentary, a profile of director Samuel Fuller, premieres on Turner Classic Movies in July.
The Enigmatic Emperor PETER NOSCO, Peter Nosco is a professor of Japanese culture at USC.
Spy vs. Spy vs. Spy EUGEN WEBER, Eugen Weber is a contributing writer to Book Review.
What's Love Got to Do With It? MARIO VARGAS LLOSA, Mario Vargas Llosa is the author of numerous works, including "The Feast of the Goat: A Novel" and "Letters to a Young Novelist."
On Borrowed Time ANDREW COCKBURN, Andrew Cockburn is the co-author of "Out of the Ashes: The Resurrection of Saddam Hussein."
Creepshow THOMAS McGONIGLE, Thomas McGonigle is the author of "The Corpse Dream of N. Petkov" and "Going to Patchogue."
The Bill and Boris Show ANDERS STEPHANSON, Anders Stephanson is the author of "Kennan and the Art of Foreign Policy" and a historian of foreign relations at Columbia University.