About the ContributorsSven Birkerts is the author of American Energies: Essays on Fiction. He is working on a series of meditations about reading.
Cyrus Cassells is the author of The Mud Actor (National Poetry Series winner, 1982) and the forthcoming Soul Make a Path Through Shouting.
Vinton Cerf is author or co-author of several books on computer networking and president of the Internet Society.
Noam Chomsky is Institute Professor in the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Cathy J. Cohen is assistant professor of Political Science and African-American Studies at Yale University and an activist in New York's black community.
Carl Conetta is co-director of the project on defense alternatives at the Commonwealth Institute.
Harvey Cox is Thomas Professor of Divinity at Harvard University.
Richard Falk is Albert G. Milbank Professor of International Law and Practice at Princeton University. He is the author of Explorations at the Edge of Time (Temple University Press, 1992).
David Ferry's most recent books are Gilgamesh: A New Rendering in English Verse (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1992) and Dwelling Places: Poems and Translations (University of Chicago Press, 1993).
Eric Foner is DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University.
David Gewanter, who teaches writing at Harvard, has work forthcoming in Threepenny Review, Modern Philology, and The Boston Globe.
Christopher Hitchens's most recent book is For the Sake of Argument (Verso, 1993). He is a columnist at The Nation.
Noel Ignatiev is an editor of Race Traitor, whose motto is "Treason to whiteness is loyalty to humanity." Race Traitor is available from PO Box 603, Cambridge, MA 02140. Single copies are $6 postpaid, subscriptions (four issues) are $20.
Charles Knight is co-director of the project on defense alternatives at the Commonwealth Institute.
Yusef Komunyakaa is co-editor (with Sascha Feinstein) of The Jazz Poetry Anthology. His latest collections of poetry are Magic City and Neon Vernacular, both published by Wesleyan University Press.
Robert Leavitt is Communications Director of the project on defense alternatives at the Commonwealth Institute.
Thomas Lux's new book, Split Horizon, is due out this summer from Houghton Mifflin.
Alice Mattison's newest book is a collection of stories, The Flight of Andy Burns (William Morrow, 1993).
Nathan Myhrvold is Vice President of Advanced Technology and Business Development at Microsoft Corporation.
Diane F. Orentlicher is professor of International Law at American University in Washington, DC. Formerly Deputy Director of the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights, she has undertaken human rights investigations in the former Yugoslavia for Helsinki Watch and the International Human Rights Law Group.
Maxine Rodburg's fiction has appeared in many magazines, including Virginia Quarterly Review, and The New England Quarterly. In 1991 she was the recipient of a PEN Syndicated Fiction Award; she currently teaches at Harvard.
Vivian Rothstein is Executive Director of the Ocean Park Community Center which runs emergency shelters and services for homeless adults and families, battered women and their children, and homeless/runaway youth.
Don Share's poems and translations have appeared in The Paris Review, Partisan Review, Agni, Harvard Review and elsewhere. He works for Partisan Review, and is a contributing editor to Salamander, a new magazine published in Boston.
Alan Shaw is a graduate student at MIT's Media Laboratory and a member of the Azusa Christian Community in Dorchester.
Richard Stallman is the founder of the Free Software Foundation and a MacArthur Fellow.
Sue Standing is director of the Creative Writing Program at Wheaton College. Her new collection of poems, Gravida, was the winner of the 1993 Four Way Books Award.
Alan A. Stone is a psychoanalyst who teaches Law and Psychology and Law and Medicine at Harvard Law School.
Clyde N. Wilson is professor of History at the University of South Carolina.