The new racism

by J.R. Nyquist -- Is there some group of people whose liquidation you'd tolerate? Perhaps some race, religion or creed that deserves punishment, even extermination? What if I told you that such more…

Bright future ahead

by J.R. Nyquist -- If the optimists are right … Sometime around the year A.D. 3001 the stock market will reach the 10 million mark. It will be a time of great more…

Defenders of the republic?

by J.R. Nyquist -- Congressman Gary Condit is on the House Intelligence Committee. Since the disappearance of his lover, Chandra Levy, Condit's secret sexual life has become a favorite public bone in more…

An American fantasy

by J.R. Nyquist -- As the generation born after World War II emerged to take power, an American fantasy took power with them. A generation that grew up without depression or global more…

Russia's alliance with China

by J.R. Nyquist -- When the Second World War began in September 1939, Hitler offered the following justification for his aggression: "Danzig is, was and always will be a German city." To more…

Another Washington gangster

by J.R. Nyquist -- Last week the police were using cadaver-sniffing dogs in their search for Chandra Levy, a missing young woman whose affair with Rep. Gary A. Condit, D-Calif., has filled more…

Behind the brutality in Chechnya

by J.R. Nyquist -- While Americans shop and enjoy their lives, Chechnya is being "cleansed" by Russian troops. Last week the atrocities were so blatant, so unnecessary and revolting, Moscow's enlightened appointee more…

Defending America

by J.R. Nyquist -- I sometimes feel foolish writing to defend this country. Why do I even bother? Last Thursday I quoted George Washington's Farewell Address, in which he asked his countrymen more…

Utopianism, ideology and disunion

by J.R. Nyquist -- In "Jonathan Swift's Travels," by Lemuel Gulliver, we learn of the Grand Academy of Lagado, an institution committed to intellectual folly. It is a place where professors diligently more…

Aspiring beyond the 'now'

by J.R. Nyquist -- In 1977, Walter Kaufmann of Princeton University wrote a book entitled "The Future of the Humanities." In this book Kaufmann suggested that four distinct tendencies could be discerned more…