Walter Nicklin A longtime journalist and publisher, Walter Nicklin was a reluctant recruit in the undeclared war of Vietnam -- after which he became a reporter/editor for United Press International and Scripps-Howard. He then worked in Brussels and Washington for what would become the European Union -- starting a magazine called "Europe." He left to start his own regional magazines and acquire local newspapers, as well as a retail and mail-order chain, in the Mid-Atlantic area. Over the years, he has written for The Economist, The Washington Post, The New York Times, USA Today, among other publications. He holds a B.A. in English and philosophy from Washington & Lee University and an M.A.in foreign affairs from the University of Virginia, with additional study at Harvard, University of Pennsylvania, and Universitat Wien.