What happened on May 30, 2004
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In praise of the human in nature Robert Finch, Robert Finch is the co-editor with John Elder of "The Norton Book of Nature Writing" and the author of several books, including "Common Ground: A Naturalist's Cape Cod" and "Death of a Hornet."
At home in the world Jamie James, Jamie James is a critic and the author of "The Music of the Spheres."
On the trail of violence Eugen Weber, Eugen Weber is a contributing writer to Book Review.
The unconquerable sands of the Sahara Zachary Karabell, Zachary Karabell is a regular contributor to Book Review and the author of several books, including "Parting the Desert" and "The Last Campaign."
From prejudice to pride Heller McAlpin, Heller McAlpin is a contributor to Book Review and other publications.
America's roadside reading Dan Neil, Dan Neil is The Times' automotive critic. He was awarded the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for criticism.
Weighing the aftermath of atrocity Michael Frank, Michael Frank is a contributing writer to Book Review.
Bush Reelection Campaign Hogs the Stash of GOP Cash Tom Campbell, Tom Campbell, a Northern California Republican, served five terms in the U.S. House of Representatives and one term in the California Senate.
At an Iraq War Memorial, Will We Weep or Cheer? Michael Takiff, Michael Takiff is the author of "Brave Men, Gentle Heroes: American Fathers and Sons in World War II and Vietnam" (William Morrow, 2003).
This Nasty Game Is Scored in Lives Laurie Garrett, Laurie Garrett, a Pulitzer Prize-winning health reporter, is now a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.
Shooting First Gary Schmitt, Gary Schmitt is executive director of the Project for the New American Century.
A Leader for Perilous Times Joshua Muravchik, Joshua Muravchik is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute.
Shooting First Ivo H. Daalder and James M. Lindsay, Ivo H. Daalder, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, and James M. Lindsay, vice president and director of studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, are coauthors of "America Unbound: The Bush Revolution in Foreign Policy."
Healing Iraq Albert R. Bryan, Albert R. Bryan is a medical doctor who now practices in Moscow.
A Powerful Voice From the Center M.J. Rosenberg, M.J. Rosenberg is director of policy analysis for Israel Policy Forum and was a longtime Capitol Hill staffer.
Dumping on Girls: Now That's Mean Mike Males, Mike Males teaches sociology at UC Santa Cruz and has written four books on adolescents.