What happened on November 30, 2008
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A mosaic from shattered pieces Susan Salter Reynolds, Salter Reynolds is a Times staff writer.
Classroom and cathedral Douglas Brinkley, Brinkley is professor of history at Rice University and author of the forthcoming "The Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt's Crusade for America, 1858-1919."
Mighty societies, miniature citizens M.G. Lord, Lord's latest book is "Astro Turf: The Private Life of Rocket Science."
She has to laugh Rachel Abramowitz, Abramowitz is a Times staff writer.
He wants action Choire Sicha, Sicha is a freelance writer.
What leads us to temptation Richard Eder, Eder, a former Times book critic, was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for criticism in 1987.
A season's gratings Tom Roston, Roston is a freelance writer.
Laughing all the way down Joel Pett, Joel Pett is the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist of the Lexington Herald-Leader. His work also appears in USA Today.
Terrorism in India has many faces Martha Nussbaum, Martha Nussbaum is a professor of law and ethics at the University of Chicago. Her books include "The Clash Within: Democracy, Religious Violence, and India's Future" (2007) and "Liberty of Conscience: In Defense of America's Tradition of Religious Equality" (2008).
The GOP's McCarthy gene Neal Gabler, Neal Gabler is the author of many books, including, most recently, "Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination."
It is time for Dad to die Diana Wagman, Diana Wagman is the author of the novels "Skin Deep," "Spontaneous" and "Bump."
Messages at a skid row mission Camilo Jose Vergara, Photographer Camilo Jose Vergara's book, "How The Other Half Worships," was published in 2005.