What happened on April 06, 2003
Civilization's Obscene Ghost Peter Brooks, Peter Brooks is Sterling professor of comparative literature and French at Yale University and is the author of several books, including "Reading for the Plot" and "Troubling Confessions."
Loyal Or Leaving? John Daniszewski and Sergei L. Loiko, Times Staff Writers
Fair Test? Harlan Ullman, Harlan Ullman, a senior associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, is the principal author of "Shock and Awe: Achieving Rapid Dominance."
The Model Embed Michael Skube, Michael Skube teaches journalism at Elon University. He is a winner of the Pulitzer Prize for criticism.
The Price of Precision Bombing William M. Arkin, William M. Arkin is a military affairs analyst who writes regularly for Opinion. E-mail: warkin@igc .org.
Dealing With Fire Mark Fineman and Dana Calvo, Special to The Times
U.S. Thrust Meant to Send Message John Daniszewski, David Zucchino and Tony Perry, Times Staff Writers
Forget Vietnam -- History Deflates Guerrilla Mystique Max Boot, Max Boot is Olin senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and author of "The Savage Wars of Peace: Small Wars and the Rise of American Power."
A Daylight Dash David Zucchino, Times Staff Writer
War Puts Demands on First Ladies, Too Laura Schiller and Melanne Verveer, Laura Schiller and Melanne Verveer were senior speechwriter and chief of staff, respectively, to First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton. They are writing a book about Mrs. Clinton.
'Hit List' Is Bad Policy David Wise, David Wise writes frequently about intelligence and is the author of "Spy: The Inside Story of How the FBI's Robert Hanssen Betrayed America."
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Of Baja, the blank canvas on which to cast dreams David L. Ulin, David L. Ulin is the editor of "Another City: Writing From Los Angeles" and "Writing Los Angeles: A Literary Anthology."
The oy of comedy Stanley Karnow, Stanley Karnow was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in history in 1990 for "In Our Image: America's Empire in the Philippines." He is also the author, most recently, of "Paris in the Fifties."
Love that wounds Michael Harris, Michael Harris is a regular contributor to Book Review.
The great escape Paul Fussell, Paul Fussell is the author of numerous books, including "Wartime: Understanding and Behavior in the Second World War" and "Doing Battle: The Making of a Skeptic."
Perfect pitch on an imperfect hero Peter Green, Peter Green is the former fiction critic of the London Daily Telegraph.
L.A. crime and grime Tom Nolan, Tom Nolan is the author of "Ross Macdonald: A Biography" and the editor of "Strangers in Town: Three Newly Discovered Mysteries by Ross Macdonald."
Comice Joseph Stroud
Exiled from a dream state David Rieff, David Rieff is a contributing writer to Book Review and the author of such books as "Los Angeles: Capital of the Third World" and "The Exile: Cuba in the Heart of Miami."
Sliding down the double helix toward peril Osha Gray Davidson, Osha Gray Davidson is the author of, among other books, "Fire in the Turtle House: The Green Sea Turtle and the Fate of the Ocean."
A literary mind, a political heart Ronald Radosh, Ronald Radosh, senior adjunct fellow at the Hudson Institute, is the author of "Commies: A Journey Through the Old Left, the New Left and the Leftover Left."
Golden Buckaroo David Davis, David Davis last wrote for the magazine about sports team owner Casey Wasserman.
The Days of (Athletic) Innocence Sean Mitchell, Sean Mitchell played soccer at Brown University and serves on the board of the Eagle Rock-Highland Park Little League. He last wrote for the magazine on 2002's top sequels, prequels and remakes.
Nice Guys Finish First Diane Pucin, Diane Pucin is a Times staff writer.
A Firm 'Road Map' M.J. Rosenberg, M.J. Rosenberg is director of policy analysis for Israel Policy Forum and a longtime Capitol Hill staffer.