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What happened on November 16, 2003

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  • Left-leaving, left-leaning Christopher Hitchens, Christopher Hitchens is a columnist for Vanity Fair, visiting professor of liberal studies at the New School in New York and the author of numerous books, including "Why Orwell Matters."

  • Self-delusion and the pathos of memory Lee Siegel, Lee Siegel is a regular contributor to Book Review.

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  • Discoveries Susan Salter Reynolds

  • The right men, but not the real story Joseph J. Ellis, Joseph J. Ellis is the author of many books, including "American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson" and "Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation," which won the 2001 Pulitzer Prize in History.

  • Guts and glory on the high seas Paul Kennedy, Paul Kennedy is the Dilworth professor of history and director of international security studies at Yale University. He is the author-editor of numerous books, including "The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers," and is preparing a new edition of his 1976 book, "The Rise and Fall of British Naval Mastery."

  • Dance's leap of faith Terry Teachout, Terry Teachout is the author of "The Skeptic: A Life of H.L. Mencken" and a forthcoming book on George Balanchine. He is a drama critic for the Wall Street Journal and music critic for Commentary. He also writes about the arts at www.terryteachout.com.

  • When Indians dare not rise Jonathan Kirsch, Jonathan Kirsch, a contributing writer to the Book Review, is the author of the forthcoming "God Against the Gods: The History of the War Between Monotheism and Polytheism."

  • First Fiction Mark Rozzo

  • Faith and the struggle for social justice Jim Sleeper, Jim Sleeper, a lecturer in political science at Yale, is the author of "Liberal Racism" and "The Closest of Strangers."

  • A daughter of the revolution Michael Kazin, Michael Kazin is the co-author of "America Divided: The Civil War of the 1960s." He teaches history at Georgetown University.

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  • A professor faces culture clash in Israel Melvin Jules Bukiet, Melvin Jules Bukiet, a professor at Sarah Lawrence College, is the author of numerous books, including "A Faker's Dozen," a story collection.

  • As the vampires turn Michael Harris, Michael Harris is a regular contributor to Book Review.

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