What happened on July 04, 2004
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A life ordered around books Jonathan Kirsch, Jonathan Kirsch, a contributing writer to Book Review, is the author of "God Against the Gods: The History of the War Between Monotheism and Polytheism."
Friends in deed Mark Rozzo, Mark Rozzo writes the First Fiction column for Book Review.
A 20th century battle of ideas Stanley I. Kutler, Stanley I. Kutler is the author of "The Wars of Watergate: The Last Crisis of Richard Nixon."
Art gone awry Kai Maristed, Kai Maristed is the author of the novels "Broken Ground," "Out After Dark" and "Fall."
Pleasure in the world writ large Richard Howard, Richard Howard is a poet and translator. He teaches in the School of the Arts (writing division) at Columbia University.
Freeing Lincoln John Rhodehamel, John Rhodehamel is Norris Foundation curator at the Huntington Library and editor of "George Washington: Writings" and "The American Revolution: Writings from the War of Independence," both from the Library of America.
Grabbing music by the tale Don Heckman, Don Heckman contributes music reviews regularly to The Times.
A poet's song of the '60s Lewis MacAdams, Poet Lewis MacAdams is the author of "Birth of the Cool: Beat, Be-Bop, and the American Avant-Garde." He is at work on a biography of Jann Wenner, the founder of Rolling Stone.
The Patriot's Act Jonah Goldberg, Jonah Goldberg is editor at large of National Review Online.
To Err Is Human, to Flip-Flop Divine Jonathan Tasini, Jonathan Tasini is president of the Economic Future Group. Email: jtasini@ economicfuturegroup.com
A Sneak Attack on Open Primaries Tony Quinn, Tony Quinn, co-editor of the California Target Book, was an expert witness for the 1996 open primary in the court challenge to that measure.
Big, Fat Mistake About Your Body Paul F. Campos, Paul F. Campos is a law professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder and author of "The Obesity Myth: Why America's Obsession With Weight Is Hazardous to Your Health."
As U.S. Talks of Liberty, Musharraf Scorns It Paula Newberg, Paula R. Newberg, guest scholar at the Brookings Institution, is the author of "Judging the State: Courts and Constitutional Politics in Pakistan."
Letting Priceless Treasure Slip Away Bill Wade, Bill Wade retired as the superintendent of Shenandoah National Park after a 32-year career in the National Park Service. He now lives in Tucson, Ariz.
Side by Side ... but in Starkly Different Worlds Robert I. Rotberg, Robert I. Rotberg is director of the Belfer Center's Program on Intrastate Conflict in the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, and president of the World Peace Foundation. He convened the African Leadership Council and is its interim executive secretary.
The Patriot's Act Michael Moore, Michael Moore's latest documentary film is "Fahrenheit 9/11."