The 'Daddy' of TV Tastelessness Adam Pertman, Adam Pertman is executive director of the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute and author of "Adoption Nation: How the Adoption Revolution Is Transforming America" (Basic Books, 2000).
My Fight Against American Phantoms Tariq Ramadan, Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan's most recent book is "Western Muslims and the Future of Islam" (Oxford University Press, 2003). His website is www.tariq ramadan.com.
Bitter truths Chet Raymo, Raymo is the author of "An Intimate Look at the Night Sky." His website is www.sciencemusings.com.