What happened on November 14, 2004
The pleasure is all ours Walter Bernstein, Walter Bernstein is a veteran journalist and screenwriter and the author of "Inside Out: A Memoir of the Blacklist."
Illuminating lives in flight Michael Frank, Michael Frank is a contributing writer to Book Review.
A tragicomedy of friendship Richard Schickel, Richard Schickel is a contributing writer to Book Review. His documentary "Scorsese on Scorsese" premieres on Turner Classic Movies next month.
Painting a portrait darkly Hilton Kramer, Hilton Kramer is editor of the New Criterion, author of such books as "The Age of the Avant-Garde" and "The Twilight of the Intellectuals" and longtime art critic for the New York Observer.
Light fantastic Merle Rubin, Merle Rubin is a contributing writer to Book Review.
Europe, here we come Stephanie Giry, Stephanie Giry is an associate editor at Foreign Affairs magazine.
India, once removed Donna Rifkind, Donna Rifkind writes about books for a number of publications, including the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post and the Baltimore Sun.
An unmatched literary duo John le Carre, John le Carre's most recent books include "Absolute Friends" and "The Constant Gardener."
Blimey, That Could Save the Democrats John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge, John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge work for the Economist and are co-authors of "The Right Nation: Conservative Power in America" (Penguin Press, 2004).
Ashcroft Kicks the Screen Door Jonathan Turley, Jonathan Turley teaches law at George Washington University.
Settlers Spark Risk of Civil War Yossi Melman, Yossi Melman, a specialist in security and intelligence, is a commentator for the Israeli daily Haaretz.
A Jew Fights for the Cross Dennis Prager, Dennis Prager hosts a radio talk show heard in Los Angeles on 870 KRLA. He is a columnist, author of four books and teaches the Torah at the University of Judaism.
We Aren't the World Joel Pett, Joel Pett is the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist of the Lexington Herald-Leader. His work also appears in USA Today. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seriously Folks, This Is Not a Laughing Matter Ramona Ripston, Ramona Ripston is executive director of the ACLU of Southern California, which led the fight for a new county seal.
The Way to Gut a Deer Is to Cut From Groin to Neck Gregory Rodriguez, Gregory Rodriguez, a contributing editor of Opinion, is an Irvine senior fellow at the New America Foundation.
An Old Tale of Shame for Today's France Jonathan Weiss, Jonathan Weiss, a professor of humanities at Colby College, in Waterville, Me., has written a biography of Irene Nemirovsky that will be published in France in February.
Bush Is No Emperor Anthony Pagden, Anthony Pagden is professor of political science and history at UCLA and the author of "Peoples and Empires" (Modern Library).
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The Plaintiff Carol Mithers, Carol Mithers last wrote for the magazine on farmworker Salvador Ferreira.
Taming My Tremor Joel Havemann, Joel Havemann, an assistant editor in The Times' Washington bureau, is the author of "A Life Shaken: My Encounter with Parkinson's Disease" (The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002).
High Anxiety Randye Hoder, Randye Hoder is a freelance writer living in Los Angeles.
Of Land and Legacy Matthew Heller, Matthew Heller's last story for the magazine was about anti-polygamy activist Flora Jessop.