What happened on January 01, 2006
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Self-help's big lie Steve Salerno, Steve Salerno's latest book is "SHAM: How the Self-Help Movement Made America Helpless."
Information Age? More like the New Middle Ages Eric Jager, Eric Jager teaches medieval literature at UCLA and is the author of "The Last Duel: A True Story of Crime, Scandal, and Trial by Combat in Medieval France."
Drawn-out endings Joel Pett, Joel Pett is the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist of the Lexington Herald-Leader. His work also appears in USA Today.
The false god of ideology GREGORY RODRIGUEZ, GREGORY RODRIGUEZ is the Irvine senior fellow at the New America Foundation.
The old Arnold's returned, and now we can move again Kevin Starr, Kevin Starr, University Professor at USC, is the author, most recently, of "California: A History."
Schools that graduate thieves Dennis Prager, Dennis Prager's nationally syndicated radio show is heard daily in Los Angeles on KRLA-AM (870). He may be contacted through his website: www.dennisprager.com.
Innovate or perish Lewis M. Branscomb, Lewis M. Branscomb is professor emeritus in public policy and corporate management at Harvard University and a visiting faculty member at the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, UC San Diego.
Justice must be done Judea Pearl, JUDEA PEARL is a professor at UCLA and president of the Daniel Pearl Foundation.
Fractured fairy tales Paula L. Woods, Paula L. Woods is a regular contributor to Book Review and author of the Charlotte Justice mystery series, including the forthcoming "Strange Bedfellows."
Teens adrift in rough seas Marc Weingarten, Marc Weingarten is the author of "The Gang That Wouldn't Write Straight: Wolfe, Thompson, Didion and the New Journalism Revolution."
Bloomsbury delivered Richard Eder, Richard Eder, former book critic for The Times, was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for criticism in 1987.
A vision beyond the private eye Tom Nolan, Tom Nolan is the author of "Ross Macdonald: A Biography" and editor of "The Couple Next Door: Collected Short Mysteries" by Margaret Millar.
Ashes, ashes, all fall down Susan Jacoby, Susan Jacoby is the author of "Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism" and program director of the Center for Inquiry-Metro New York.
Torah and hora Ruth Andrew Ellenson, Ruth Andrew Ellenson is the editor of the anthology "The Modern Jewish Girl's Guide to Guilt."
The Tao of Peter Brook Benjamin Barber, Benjamin Barber is Kekst professor of civil society at the University of Maryland and the author of several books, including "Jihad vs. McWorld: How Globalism and Tribalism Are Reshaping the World" and a forthcoming study of commercial culture, "Consumed."
A voice worthy of a larger stage Benjamin Lytal, Benjamin Lytal writes a column on fiction for the New York Sun.
A look at the bright side Gordon Marino, Gordon Marino is a professor of philosophy and the director of the Hong Kierkegaard Library at St. Olaf College and editor of "Basic Writings of Existentialism."