Desire versus truth

by J.R. Nyquist -- I often keep little reminders on my desk. One of them is an October 1991 Reuters story. The title is: "Thousands of Monks Killed by Stalin." It seems more…

The winning ticket

by J.R. Nyquist -- Reading various Internet discussion sites, talking with callers on national talk radio, I notice a strange misconception. Some Americans believe that if you write about a national security more…

Remember Afghanistan? Moscow does

by J.R. Nyquist -- Vladimir Zhirinovksy, the head of Russia's Liberal Democratic Party, made a curious comment in December 1993. He said, "If in Afghanistan we had used the tsar's flags instead more…

A second American Revolution?

by J.R. Nyquist -- In 1976 James F. Dunnigan designed a game entitled, "Minuteman: The Second American Revolution." Billed as a future-history simulation, the game was meant to be a realistic model more…

Another way to remember

by J.R. Nyquist -- Memorial Day is a holiday honoring Americans killed in battle. It is the day on which flowers are strewn on the graves of our war dead, and a more…

A genuine threat of war?

by J.R. Nyquist -- To understand the present, we must understand the past. By studying what happened before the outbreak of previous wars, we learn to know the moves that will precede more…

Clinton: The ultimate narcissist

by J.R. Nyquist -- Alexander Lowen, M.D., asks a curious question in the last chapter of his book, "Narcissism: Denial of the True Self." He asks on "what grounds can we describe more…

Who was behind the Bolshevik Revolution?

by J.R. Nyquist -- The anti-communist movement in America has long been afflicted by an historical misunderstanding which persists today. There is a widespread teaching about communism and its origins which is more…

The Trojan horse

by J.R. Nyquist -- In the thirteenth century B.C. a Greek army besieged the city of Troy. The siege went on for ten years. Finally, the Greeks admitted exhaustion and defeat. Pulling more…

Should women be trained for war?

by J.R. Nyquist -- A few weeks ago I wrote a column on intelligent idiots. One of the chief idiocies listed in the column was that of putting women into combat. To more…