Paranoia Strikes Deep MICHAEL PARKS, Michael Parks is the director of the School of Journalism at USC's Annenberg School for Communication. He was the editor of The Times from 1997 to 2000 and a Pulitzer Prize-winning foreign corespondent for the paper, covering China, Russia, South Africa and the Middle East.
A Sense of Time and Place 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."
A Shot in the Dark MICHAEL HARRIS, Michael Harris is a regular contributor to Book Review.
All Security, All the Time BRUCE J. SCHULMAN, Bruce J. Schulman, who teaches history and American studies at Boston University, is the author of "The Seventies: The Great Shift in American Culture, Politics and Society."