What happened on March 02, 2003
The Falcon and the Fallout Richard A. Serrano is a Times staff writer. He last wrote for the magazine about U.S. government mistreatment of mothers of black servicemen killed in World War I.
Farewell, Well. Ya Done Good. Garrison Walters, Garrison Walters is the author of "The Essential Guide to Computing" (Prentice Hall, 2001).
Instant Classic PHIL BARBER, Phil Barber last wrote for the magazine about sardines.
Life Along the DMZ Mark Edward Harris, Mark Edward Harris' last photographs for the magazine were of the "Lost Boys of Sudan."
The Heretical Dr. X Mark Ehrman, Mark Ehrman, a Los Angeles-based freelance writer, is a frequent contributor to the magazine.
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New Order: the End of Alliances Rajan Menon, Rajan Menon is a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and Monroe J. Rathbone professor of international relations, Lehigh University.
A Peace of Their Own Barham Salih, Barham Salih is prime minister of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, which governs the eastern sector of Kurdistan.
A Trick Vote Won't End War Zaindi Choltayev, Zaindi Choltayev is the Galina Starovoitova fellow at the Kennan Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. During the first war in Chechnya, he participated in the Chechen-Russian negotiations.
Tony Blair Finds His Spine William Shawcross, William Shawcross is the author of "Deliver Us From Evil: Warlords, Peacekeepers and a World of Endless Conflict."
Our Sunny Business Climate Needs Legislators' Help Steven B. Frates, Steven B. Frates is a fellow at the Rose Institute of State and Local Government at Claremont McKenna College.
Forget the Advice -- Give Us Vaccinations Wendy Orent, Wendy Orent writes frequently on infectious disease and is writing a book about plague.
A Cause Liberal L.A. Runs From Bill Boyarsky, Bill Boyarsky, senior consultant for the Center for Governmental Studies, teaches journalism and political science at USC and is writing a biography of the late California political leader Jesse M. Unruh.
The 'Other' Within Peggy Orenstein, Peggy Orenstein is the author of "Schoolgirls: Young Women, Self-Esteem, and the Confidence Gap" (Anchor Books).
Antiwar Protest's Toxic Rhetoric Abraham Cooper and Harold Brackman, Rabbi Abraham Cooper is associate dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center. Harold Brackman, a historian, is a consultant to the center.
Finding New Avenues of Transit Funding Sarah L. Catz, Sarah L. Catz is director of the Center for Urban Infrastructure at UC Irvine's Institute of Transportation Studies.
Danger lurks in the fringes Zachary Karabell, Zachary Karabell is a contributing writer to Book Review and the author of "Parting the Desert: The Creation of the Suez Canal" and "The Last Campaign."
Innocence lost Michael Harris, Michael Harris is a regular contributor to Book Review.
The wandering Jew Anthony Heilbut, Anthony Heilbut is the author of several books, including "Thomas Mann: Eros and Literature," "Exiled in Paradise" and "The Gospel Sound." The Library of Congress recently named "Precious Lord," a gospel album he produced, as one of the first 50 entries in its national registry of American sound recordings.
The telltale house Thomas Curwen, Thomas Curwen is deputy editor of Book Review.
Hardball in Brooklyn Walter Bernstein, Walter Bernstein is a screenwriter and the author of "Inside Out: A Memoir of the Blacklist."
The working class takes it on the chin William Wolman, William Wolman is the co-author, with Anne Colamosca, of "The Great 401(k) Hoax" and is a regular commentator on CNBC.
After the Gold Rush Jonathan Kirsch, Jonathan Kirsch, a contributing writer to Book Review, is the author of, most recently, "The Woman Who Laughed at God: The Untold History of the Jewish People."
The diarist's father rewritten Michael Frank, Michael Frank is a contributing writer to Book Review. He is no relation to Otto Frank.
The road less troubled Gordon Marino, Gordon Marino is a professor of philosophy and director of the Hong Kierkegaard Library at St. Olaf College. He is the author of "Kierkegaard and the Present Age."