JEREMY BERNSTEIN (“In Many Tongues”) is a professor of physics at Stevens Institute of Technology, in Hoboken, New Jersey, and at Rockefeller University in New York. He is the author of Cranks, Quarks, and the Cosmos (1993).

FRANCIS DAVIS (“Vox Populi”) is a contributing editor of The Atlantic. He is at work on a biography of John Coltrane.

DOUGLAS GANTENBEIN (“Energy: Something in the Wind”) is the Seattle correspondent for The Economist.

ERNST HAVEMANN (“A Kaya in Houghton”) was born in Zululand, South Africa, and now lives in New Zealand. He is the author of Bloodsong and Other Stories of Africa (1987).

BROOKS HAXTON (“Dialogue of Soul & Stone”) is a poet and the author of Dead Reckoning (1989).

HERBERT L. HILLER (“Travel: Puerto Rico’s Riches”) is at work on Florida Handbook and the fourth edition of Guide to the Small and Historic Lodgings of Florida, both to be published next year.

ANDREW HUDGINS (“Lieutenant Colonel”) is a professor of English at the University of Cincinnati.

WENDY KAMINER (“Feminism’s Identity Crisis”) is a lawyer and a 1993 Guggenheim fellow. She is at work on a book about capital punishment. Her books include A Fearful Freedom: Women’s Flight From Equality (1990) and I’m Dysfunctional, You’re Dysfunctional (1992).

HERMIONE LEE (“Aristocratic Rebels”) is a professor of English at York University, in England, and the author of Willa Cather: Double Lives (1990). She is at work on a biography of Virginia Woolf.

PHILIP LEVINE (“Ode for Mrs. William Settle”) is the author of many books, including What Work Is (1991). His book of autobiographical essays, The Bread of Time, will be published in January.

FRED MARCELLINO (cover art), who lives in New York City, is best known as a designer and illustrator of book jackets; his work has won numerous awards.

PETER G. PETERSON (“Facing Up”) is the chairman of The Blackstone Group, a private investment bank. Earlier in his ca-

reer Peterson served as the U.S. Secretary of Commerce and as chairman and CEO of Lehman Brothers and Bell & Howell. Peterson’s article in this issue is based on ideas elaborated in his book Facing Up: How to Rescue the Economy From Crushing Debt and Restore the American Dream, to be published in November by Simon & Schuster.

STEVEN STARK (“Washington: President Powell?”) writes frequently about politics and popular culture. Stark is a commentator for National Public Radio and a columnist for The Boston Globe.

GLENN TINDER (“Liberalism and Its Enemies”) is a professor of political science at the University of Massachusetts at Boston.

MICHAEL Z. WISE (“Diplomacy: Reparations”) is a freelance journalist based in New York. He has covered Central Europe for Reuters News Agency and as a special correspondent for The Washington Post and The Independent.

MICHAEL WRIGHT (“Public Policy: Avoidance Tactics”) is the executive editor of National Journal and a contributing editor of Condé Nast Traveler.