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  • A firebrand for freedom Ronald K.L. Collins, Ronald K.L. Collins is a scholar at the First Amendment Center in Arlington, Va., where he oversees the First Amendment online library (www.firstamendmentcenter.org). He is also the co-author (with David M. Skover) of "The Trials of Lenny Bruce."

  • A stardom doomed by expectation Richard Schickel, Richard Schickel is the author of, most recently, the memoir, "Good Morning, Mr. Zip Zip Zip." His film biography of Charles Chaplin, "Charlie," will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival later this month.

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  • Applying truth to the Bible Jonathan Kirsch, Jonathan Kirsch is the author of the forthcoming "God Against the Gods: The History of the War Between Monotheism and Polytheism."

  • Beyond the edge of imagination Margaret Wertheim, Margaret Wertheim is the author of "The Pearly Gates of Cyberspace: A History of Space From Dante to the Internet."

  • Our legal problems 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.

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  • The serious business of literature Kate Jennings, Kate Jennings is the author of the novel "Moral Hazard."

  • An ancient war and a modern question: Why? Peter Green, Peter Green is the author of "Alexander to Actium: The Historical Evolution of the Hellenistic Age," and is the Dougherty centennial professor of classics emeritus at the University of Texas at Austin and adjunct professor of classics, University of Iowa.

  • 'The crack of doom' Kenneth Reich, Kenneth Reich is a staff writer for the Times.

  • The worst of communism

  • Genesis, the sequel Michael Harris, Michael Harris is a contributor to Book Review.

  • Spying for the revolution Ann Louise Bardach, Ann Louise Bardach is the author of "Cuba Confidential: Love and Vengeance in Miami and Havana" and the editor of "Cuba: A Travelers Literary Companion." She writes the Global Buzz column for Newsweek International.

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