Contributors: Sep. 1, 1997

WILLIAM SHAWCROSS, who wrote this week's cover story, first encountered George Soros in Sarajevo four years ago, as the philanthropic billionaire was being shepherded out of the line of sniper fire. Soros was on a mission to give $50 million to rebuild war-torn Bosnia, and Shawcross was researching U.N. peacekeeping for an upcoming book. Shawcross was immediately intrigued by the international money manager. "A very cool character, but quite passionate about Sarajevo," he recalls. "He called it the world's largest concentration camp."

MARGUERITE MICHAELS, our peripatetic New York bureau chief, first met Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni in 1989 when she was...

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