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Tom Nichols

Tom Nichols is a professor emeritus at the Naval War College, where he taught for 25 years. The author of The Death of Expertise and Our Own Worst Enemy, he writes the “Peacefield” newsletter for the Atlantic. Twitter: @RadioFreeTom.


Articles by Tom Nichols

June 1, 2022 5:35 am

Culture, Politics, and Guns

The interlocking problems that make the reform of gun laws so difficult.
Tom Nichols
June 1, 2019 6:56 am

The Six Rules Everyone Should Follow When Flying

If you violate any of these iron laws, then you are History's Greatest Monster.
Tom Nichols
April 21, 2019 7:30 am

The Screwtape Letters, Part 8

The final chapter.
Tom Nichols
April 14, 2019 6:20 am

The Screwtape Letters, Part 7

Tales from Lowerarchy.
Tom Nichols
April 7, 2019 7:10 am

The Screwtape Letters, Part 6

The dark night of the soul.
Tom Nichols
March 31, 2019 8:13 am

The Screwtape Letters, Part 5

Hell is other people.
Tom Nichols
March 24, 2019 6:36 am

The Screwtape Letters, Part 4

Editor’s Note: You can read all of Screwtape’s dispatches here.

My dear Wormwood,

For once, your performance in the field was…

Tom Nichols
March 17, 2019 7:02 am

The Screwtape Letters, Part 3

Editor’s Note: You can read all of Screwtape’s dispatches here.

My dear Wormwood,

I am in receipt of your…

Tom Nichols
March 10, 2019 5:21 am

The Screwtape Letters, Part 2

Uncle Screwtape returns.
Tom Nichols
March 3, 2019 8:30 am

The (New) Screwtape Letters

A view of our political foibles from a highly placed assistant to Our Father Below.
Tom Nichols