What happened on March 30, 2003
The Smell of War Philip Caputo, Philip Caputo is the author of "A Rumor of War" and eight other books.
Why Attack Iraq? Because We Can Mitchell Koss, Mitchell Koss is a producer for Channel One News. His work has appeared on PBS, ABC and MTV.
Conflict of Necessity Efraim Karsh, Efraim Karsh, professor of Mediterranean studies at the University of London, is a visiting scholar at Harvard. He is co-author of "Saddam Hussein: A Political Biography."
Broken Hearts, Hateful Minds Abla Amawi, Abla Amawi is a political scientist and social development specialist.
Too Little Shock, Not Enough Awe William M. Arkin, William M. Arkin is a military affairs analyst who writes regularly for Opinion. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
War Diary: Room With a Grim View Celeste Fremon, Celeste Fremon is the author of "Father Greg and the Homeboys: The Extraordinary Journey of Father Greg Boyle and His Work With the Latino Gangs of East L.A."
Do You Shoot When the Enemy Is a 12-Year-Old? Gal Luft, Gal Luft, co-director of the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security, is a former Israeli battalion commander in Jenin.
A Family's Path to War Kevin Phillips, Kevin Phillips is the author, most recently, of "Wealth and Democracy: A Political History of the American Rich."
Battlefield Europe 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."
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There's just one 'Catch' David L. Ulin, David L. Ulin is the editor of "Another City: Writing From Los Angeles" and "Writing Los Angeles: A Literary Anthology."
Crossing the color line Kate Manning, Kate Manning is the author of "Whitegirl," a novel about the marriage of a white woman and a black man.
On translating and being translated Primo Levi, Primo Levi, the author of many books, including "The Periodic Table," "The Monkey's Wrench" and "Survival in Auschwitz," died in 1987. This essay, translated from the Italian by Zaia Alexander, appears in English for the first time.
The pessimist whose glass was always half full Donald Fanger, Donald Fanger is the author of "The Creation of Nikolai Gogol" and "Dostoevsky and Romantic Realism." He is the Harry Levin research professor of literature at Harvard University.
The woman behind 'Ramona' 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."
One hundred years of solicitude Thomas J. Moore, Thomas J. Moore, author of "Prescription for Disaster," is a senior scientist for the Institute for Safe Medication Practices and a health policy analyst at the George Washington University Medical Center in Washington, D.C.
Fickle fortune Stephen Metcalf, Stephen Metcalf is a writer whose work has appeared in Slate, the New Republic and the New York Observer.
Litigating the Nazi past Benjamin B. Ferencz, Benjamin B. Ferencz is the author of "Less Than Slaves: Jewish Forced Labor and the Quest for Compensation." He is a former prosecutor in the Nuremberg war crimes trials and the director of several postwar restitution programs on behalf of leading Jewish organizations.
The agony and the ecstasy of the trained killer Gloria Emerson, Gloria Emerson received the 1978 National Book Award for nonfiction for "Winners and Losers: Battles, Retreats, Gains, Losses and Ruins From the Vietnam War." She is the author, most recently, of "Loving Graham Greene: A Novel."
Fast Times in the Alps Craig Ligibel, Craig Ligibel lives in Mission Hills, Kan. He last wrote for the Sunday Travel section about the Margaret River wine region of Australia.
The Friendship Trail Diane Wedner, Diane Wedner is a Times staff writer.
Cruising the Turquoise Coast Amanda Jones, Amanda Jones last wrote for the magazine about sailing the islands of Tonga.
True Tables of Venice Marlena de Blasi, Marlena de Blasi is a journalist and former chef who has written two cookbooks on Italian food and "A Thousand Days in Venice," a memoir. She lives in Umbria.
Big Island Bohemia Joe Glickman, Joe Glickman is a freelance writer based in Brooklyn, N.Y. He is the author of "To the Top: Reaching for America's 50 State Summits" (NorthWord Press), to be published this spring.