Cold War logic

by J.R. Nyquist -- Now that the United States is building down its nuclear forces, and Russia is supposedly doing the same, we should ask ourselves how it happened that the two more…

Putin down true freedom

by J.R. Nyquist -- Before the USSR was reorganized into the Commonwealth of Independent States, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn wrote an essay entitled, "Repentance and Self Limitation." In that essay Solzhenitsyn explained that Russia more…

Birch Society battles

by J.R. Nyquist -- Dear Mr. Eddlem, I should reply to you in greater detail. It's not right to leave you with the impression that I'm your enemy or out to defame more…

Merchants of hate

by J.R. Nyquist -- A reader of this column recently sent me a copy of "The White Man's Bible," which was written 20 years ago by Ben Klassen. As the self-styled Pontifex more…

Sexual politics

by J.R. Nyquist -- A Roman senator was once censured for kissing his wife in the presence of his daughter. This was considered improper, even in decadent Roman times. But today we more…

Clinton's latest national emergency

by J.R. Nyquist -- Last Thursday, on the 59th anniversary of Russia's entry into World War II, President Clinton declared a national emergency because of Russia's failure to comply with the 1993 more…

What makes a great statesman?

by J.R. Nyquist -- What America lacks today is statesmanship. It seems that our present leaders no longer inspire us with confidence, but reading our preferences in various opinion polls, their method more…

Russia's long-range vision

by J.R. Nyquist -- Last summer Vladimir Putin was appointed as prime minister of Russia. Some people said that a KGB careerist like Putin couldn't last very long in a democratic country. more…

Why we cannot keep secrets

by J.R. Nyquist -- Energy Secretary Bill Richardson says he is unhappy about recent security lapses at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. In fact, he is "outraged." After all, he and others more…