What happened on June 30, 2002
Why Mussolini Still Matters ROBERT MALLETT, Robert Mallett is the author of "The Italian Navy and Fascist Expansionism, 1935-1940" and the editor of "International Fascism, 1919-1945."
Just How Good Was She? REGINA MARLER, Regina Marler is the author of "Bloomsbury Pie: The Making of the Bloomsbury Boom."
Mnemonic Plague ADAM BRESNICK, Adam Bresnick writes for several publications, including the (London) Times Literary Supplement.
Art After Auschwitz JONATHAN KIRSCH, Jonathan Kirsch, a contributing writer to the Book Review, is the author of, most recently, "The Woman Who Laughed at God: The Untold History of the Jewish People."
After the Music Died MICHAEL HARRIS, Michael Harris is a regular contributor to Book Review.
Houses of the Holy LARRY B. STAMMER, Larry B. Stammer is a Times staff writer who covers religion.
Down But Not Out CHRISTINE SCHOEFER, Christine Schoefer is a writer whose work has appeared in the Nation, Salon and other publications.
More Than Just a Pen Pal CHARLES KAISER, Charles Kaiser is the author of "The Gay Metropolis" and "1968 in America" and is writing a book about the French Resistance in Paris during World War II.
Love Hurts TRACY QUAN, Tracy Quan is the author of the novel "Diary of a Manhattan Call Girl."
Even Worse Than We Thought RONALD RADOSH, Ronald Radosh is co-author with Joyce Milton of "The Rosenberg File" and other books. He is an adjunct fellow at the Hudson Institute in Washington, D.C.
Life Sentence VIVIAN GORNICK, Vivian Gornick is a contributing writer to Book Review.
On Top of the World ORVILLE SCHELL, Orville Schell is the author of, most recently, "Virtual Tibet: The Search for Shangri-La: From Hollywood to the Himalayas" and is dean of the Graduate School of Journalism at UC Berkeley.
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Look Homeward, Poet BEI LING, Bei Ling is a poet and editor of the literary journal Tendency.
O.C. Can Control Its Destiny DENNIS J. AIGNER, Dennis J. Aigner is professor of management and economics at UC Irvine, and dean of the Donald Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at UC Santa Barbara. He is director of the Orange County Executive Survey.
Bush May Have Given Arafat Yet Another Life MUHAMMAD MUSLIH, Muhammad Muslih is a professor of political science at Long Island University. He recently co-authored a book on the evolution of Arab thinking on the refugee question and is currently writing a book on radical Islamic movements in the Arab world.
Are Terrorist Suspects Duping Us? MILT BEARDEN, Milt Bearden was CIA chief in Pakistan from 1986 to '89 and was responsible for the covert assistance to the Afghan moujahedeen in their fight against the Soviet Union. He is the author of "The Black Tulip," a novel of war in Afghanistan.
No Details, No Hope GERSHOM GORENBERG, Gershom Gorenberg is the author of "The End of Days: Fundamentalism and the Struggle for the Temple Mount."
Those With MS Need Help, Not Pity JIM GRAVES, Jim Graves is the communications coordinator of the
National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Orange County Chapter. The chapter's Web site is www.nmssoc.org .
The Other Face of Secession DAVID DeVOSS, David DeVoss is a senior correspondent for the East-West News Service.
Flagging Attention to Etiquette JACK MILES, Jack Miles is senior advisor to the president of the J. Paul Getty Trust and the author, most recently, of "Christ: A Crisis in the Life of God."
No Reason to Shelve the Dog-Mauling Case VIKRAM DAVID AMAR and AKHIL REED AMAR, Vikram David Amar is professor of law at UC Hastings College of the Law. Akhil Reed Amar is professor of law at Yale Law School.