What happened on February 23, 2003
The Dividends of Delay William M. Arkin, William M. Arkin is a military affairs analyst who writes regularly for Opinion. E-mail: warkin@igc .org.
U.N. Blessing Is Just a Frill for a U.S. War in Iraq Walter Russell Mead, Walter Russell Mead, a contributing editor to Opinion, is the author of "Special Providence: American Foreign Policy and How It Changed the World" and senior fellow for U.S. foreign policy at the Council on Foreign Relations.
Who's Minding the Courts on Rights? Louis Fisher, Louis Fisher is author of "American Constitutional Law" (5th edition, 2003) and "Nazi Saboteurs on Trial: A Military Tribunal and American Law," to be published this spring.
Wages of Empire Patrick J. Buchanan, Patrick J. Buchanan is the author of "A Republic, Not an Empire" and editor of the American Conservative.
Bush Is Solving Clinton's Problems Max Boot, Max Boot is the 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" (Basic Books, 2002).
North Korea: the Movie Jerrold M. Post, Jerrold M. Post is director of the political psychology program at George Washington University and co-author of "Political Paranoia: The Psychopolitics of Hatred."
Postwar: Iraq Is No Japan Frank Gibney, Frank Gibney, professor of politics at Pomona College, is president of the Pacific Basin Institute.
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Global Market Hillary Johnson, Hillary Johnson last wrote for the magazine about perfume.
The talons make the hawk Warren I. Cohen, Warren I. Cohen is Distinguished University Professor of history at University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
A realist depicts the groovy life Michael Harris, Michael Harris is a regular contributor to Book Review.
Finding joy in snowy woods David Gessner, David Gessner is the author of "Return of the Osprey." He teaches environmental writing at Harvard.
A feeling for felines Nicholas Dodman, Nicholas Dodman is the author of "The Dog Who Loved Too Much" and "The Cat Who Cried for Help."
Physics is out of tune with music Lee Siegel, Lee Siegel is a contributing writer to Book Review and the recipient of the 2002 National Magazine Award for reviews and criticism.
Examining a self-confessed rake Adam Sisman, Adam Sisman is the author of "Boswell's Presumptuous Task," which won the National Book Critics Circle Award for biography and was shortlisted for the 2002 Los Angeles Times Book Awards.
Challenging the brain's canon Michael Shermer, Michael Shermer is the author of numerous books, including "In Darwin's Shadow: The Life and Science of Alfred Russel Wallace."
An abandoned king of the Central Valley Mark Arax, Mark Arax, a Times staff writer, is the author of "In My Father's Name" and co-author of "The King of California," a book about the farming empire of J.G. Boswell written with Times business editor Rick Wartzman, to be published by PublicAffairs in October.
A master of the thriller 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."
A mystery of unraveling Jeff Turrentine, Jeff Turrentine is an essayist and critic whose work has appeared in Book Review, the New York Times Magazine, Architectural Digest and Slate.com.
The lessons of Vietnam Larry Berman, Larry Berman is the author of "No Peace, No Honor: Nixon, Kissinger and Betrayal in Vietnam."