Kremlin deception at Munich

by J.R. Nyquist -- Human beings are creatures dominated by propaganda. Most are not philosophers or scientists. Instead, they want to be flattered and tickled. As Monday's column pointed out, the public more…

Is the public stupid?

by J.R. Nyquist -- Is the public stupid? It's a question that occurs to those of us who were awake during the nightmare of the last eight years. After all, the public more…

Politics as wish

by J.R. Nyquist -- In 1943 James Burnham wrote a book entitled "The Machiavellians: Defenders of Freedom." It was Burnham's thesis that nine-tenths of what is written in the field of politics more…

The path of corruption

by J.R. Nyquist -- Recent studies show that unprecedented numbers of students are cheating in school, that stealing has increased 5,000 percent since 1950, that illegitimacy has skyrocketed. In keeping with our more…

The madness of clockwork

by J.R. Nyquist -- Now that we have a new set of elected and appointed officials in Washington, we should remember how helpless they are in the face of Washington's permanent establishment more…

The new president and the old

by J.R. Nyquist -- Bill Clinton has left the White House with the highest approval ratings of any recent president. These approval ratings, of course, reflect an ignorant public and a corrupt more…

Gorbachev's letter to Bush

by J.R. Nyquist -- The last Soviet leader, Mikhail Gorbachev, wrote an open letter to President-elect Bush that was recently published in the Washington Post. "I am writing to you as a more…

Secretary Cohen's confusion

by J.R. Nyquist -- More than nine years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, U.S. Secretary of Defense William Cohen says it is "unclear" whether Russia is going to make a more…

Russia buys more guns than butter

by J.R. Nyquist -- Russia's Soviet period might be characterized a kind of slavery built in the name of emancipation. Under this system we are told that literacy and industrialization were advanced more…

Russia is creeping up on you

by J.R. Nyquist -- A decade ago Andrei Navrozov warned that the liberalization of the Soviet Union was sponsored by the KGB. He also noted that the KGB was not the tooth more…