Gilbert Porter Blythe

"Gilbert Porter Blythe" is the pen name of a Washington-area journalist. Mr. Blythe visits us occasionally with a guest article on the deeds of the empire and its enemies. His essays tend to spark vehement letters to the editor, pro and con.


• An observation that is sure to elicit comment, if not denunciation: "We are all Jews now." (October 19, 2003)

• A contribution to peacemongering that is both fact-laden and eloquent: "Why the Empire strikes first: Bad reasons for war with Iraq." (January 23, 2003)

• Mr. Blythe's mind-concentrating essay: "Understanding the suicide bombers." (April 17, 2002)

• Mr. Blythe tells us what the official media never will: "Who wants this war and why." (November 17, 2001)