Elephants and donkeys IV

by J.R. Nyquist -- During its first two nights the Democratic National Convention gave the country a strong dose of "we care" demagogy. There were also moments of eat-the-rich humanitarianism, including expressions more…

Things that go bump in September, Part II

by J.R. Nyquist -- According to recent news reports, U.S. and European stocks of natural gas, crude oil and heating oil are not what they should be. And this is dangerous because more…

Things that go bump in September

by J.R. Nyquist -- After Labor Day a decisive battle for the U.S. presidency will take place. At the same time, the world's trouble spots are heating up. An Arab gangster named more…

Elephants and donkeys III

by J.R. Nyquist -- A 19th century observer, Edwin Percy Whipple, once said, "A politician weakly and amiably in the right, is no match for a politician tenaciously and pugnaciously in the more…

Elephants and donkeys II

by J.R. Nyquist -- Editor's note: J.R. Nyquist -- renowned expert on national defense issues, diplomatic and Cold War history, America's fatal illusion of a balance of global power, and much more more…

Elephants and donkeys

by J.R. Nyquist -- Before sitting down to watch the Republican and Democratic national conventions this year, we ought to rethink the way we look at the two parties. What ideas do more…

The Russian state and the Russian economy

by J.R. Nyquist -- In my book, "Origins of the Fourth World War," I describe the former Soviet Union as an empire against empires and a system of oppression built in the more…

Crisis in the Middle East

by J.R. Nyquist -- "Aesop's Fables," which originated in the sixth century B.C., say that the Greek god Hermes traveled the world with a cart full of wickedness and deceit, distributing a more…

Men are pigs

by J.R. Nyquist -- Suppose someone said in casual conversation that "men are pigs." What would society's reaction be? Can we imagine anyone objecting to this statement, upbraiding the speaker for bigotry more…

Things fall apart

by J.R. Nyquist -- In his poem, "The Second Coming," William Butler Yeats describes the circumstances surrounding the arrival of the Antichrist. He writes of a blood-dimmed tide which drowns the "ceremony more…