What happened on April 13, 2003
History Fuels the Fire of Anger Tamim Al-Barghouti, Tamim Al-Barghouti is a poet and a PhD candidate in political science at Boston University.
Freedom Is Just a Bonus Andrew J. Bacevich, Andrew J. Bacevich is a professor of international relations at Boston University and author of "American Empire: The Realities and Consequences of U.S. Diplomacy" (Harvard University Press, 2002).
U.S. Should Heed the Pain of Grieving Iraqi Families William M. Arkin, William M. Arkin is a military affairs analyst who writes regularly for Opinion. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Prospect of a Shiite-Led Iraq Needn't Scare Us Yitzhak Nakash, Yitzhak Nakash is a professor of Middle East history at Brandeis University. He is the author of "The Shi'is of Iraq."
Bittersweet Time for Sharon Yossi Melman, Yossi Melman is an Israeli journalist and co-author of "The Spies: Israel's Counter Espionage Wars."
A Democratic Iraq? Randy Scheunemann, Randy Scheunemann is president of the Committee for the Liberation of Iraq.
A Democratic Iraq? Shlomo Avineri, Shlomo Avineri, professor of political science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, has been involved in numerous democracy-building projects in Eastern Europe since 1989.
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In the bloody hands of hatred David J. Garrow, David J. Garrow is the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning "Bearing the Cross," a biography of Martin Luther King Jr.
The fog of war and the fog of history Thomas McGonigle, Thomas McGonigle is the author of "Going to Patchogue" and "The Corpse Dream of N. Petkov."
Walter Mitty in Vegas Gerald Nicosia, Gerald Nicosia is the author of "Memory Babe: A Critical Biography of Jack Kerouac" and, most recently, "Love, California Style: Selected Poems."
Daughter dearest: a nightmare Heller McAlpin, Heller McAlpin writes for numerous publications, including the San Francisco Chronicle, Newsday and the Washington Post.
The historic Rushdie Jack Miles, Jack Miles, author of "Christ: A Crisis in the Life of God," is a MacArthur fellow and a member of the Pacific Council on International Policy.
The legendary act of survival Carolyn See, Carolyn See is the author of numerous books, including "Making a Literary Life," "Dreaming: Hard Luck and Good Times in America" and "The Handyman: A Novel."
In deep-brow'd Homer's demesne Jamie James, Jamie James is a critic and the author of the novel "Andrew and Joey."
Stravinsky's Boswell Mark Swed, Mark Swed is a music critic for The Times.
More than he seemed, and less Edward Lazarus, Edward Lazarus is the author of "Closed Chambers: The Rise, Fall and Future of the Modern Supreme Court." He is a lawyer in private practice.
Building on the Past Peter McQuaid, Peter McQuaid last wrote for the magazine about a party by designer Kelly Wearstler.
Artfully Dressed Heather John, Heather John is a senior Style editor at the magazine.
My Father's Tuxedo Martin J. Smith, Martin J. Smith is a senior editor of the magazine. His most recent novel is "Straw Men" (Jove, 2001).