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What happened on January 02, 2005

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  • Why we should put an end to the death penalty Christopher Hitchens, Christopher Hitchens is a columnist for Vanity Fair and a visiting professor at the New School in New York. His latest collection of essays, "Love, Poverty and War," has just been published.

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  • All about him Michael Harris, Michael Harris is a regular contributor to Book Review.

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  • They're educational -- really Nick Owchar, Nick Owchar is deputy editor of Book Review.

  • Discoveries Susan Salter Reynolds

  • In search of the good life in 'a city called heaven' Jonathan Kirsch, Jonathan Kirsch, a contributing writer to the Book Review, is the author of "God Against the Gods: The History of the War Between Monotheism and Polytheism."

  • Purpose joined with talent Patrick Giles, Patrick Giles writes about books, politics and the arts for The Times, the Village Voice, Salon.com, the New York Sun and Interview.

  • A life of drama in comics Laurel Maury, Laurel Maury is an occasional contributor to Book Review and an editorial assistant for the New Yorker. Her reviews have appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle and the South China Morning Post.

  • Societies' five fear factors Alfred W. Crosby, Alfred W. Crosby, professor emeritus of American studies, history and geography at the University of Texas at Austin, is the author of many books, including "The Columbian Exchange: Biological and Cultural Consequences of 1492."

  • History's odd women out Laurie Stone, Laurie Stone is the author of "Laughing in the Dark" and "Close to the Bone."

  • The passions of George Sand Benita Eisler, Benita Eisler is the author of biographies of Georgia O'Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz, Lord Byron and Frederic Chopin. She is at work on a study of George Sand.

  • Remembering Susan Sontag Richard Howard, Richard Howard is the author, most recently, of "Inner Voices: Selected Poems, 1963-2003" and "Paper Trail: Selected Prose, 1965-2003."

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