Jon Miltimore's Blog

Jon Miltimore's Blog

Who Was St. Valentine and Why is February 14 a Romantic Holiday?

Who Was St. Valentine and Why is February 14 a Romantic Holiday?

The history of the Saint Valentine (176-273 A.D.) is hazy and legends vary.

8 Characteristics of a Rational Soul

8 Characteristics of a Rational Soul

Nearly two thousand years ago, a well-known philosopher laid out the characteristics that make up a rational person. 

7 Timeless Life Lessons from Marcus Aurelius

7 Timeless Life Lessons from Marcus Aurelius

Wise was he. (So spend five minutes on his couch.)

10 Interesting Historical Facts about European Monasteries

10 Interesting Historical Facts about European Monasteries

The monastery was the most influential institution in Western Europe during the Middle Ages.  

Barzun in 1999: The Internet Will Lead to Isolation and Chaos

Barzun in 1999: The Internet Will Lead to Isolation and Chaos

'The contents of the Internet were the same old items in multiplied confusion.'

Jonathan Haidt: 6 Ways Universities Can Fight Intellectual Intolerance

Jonathan Haidt: 6 Ways Universities Can Fight Intellectual Intolerance

 They seem like prudent steps. The problem is that few universities seem committed to promoting intellectual diversity and tolerance.

Tolkien’s Odd Alternate Ending to 'The Lord of the Rings'

Tolkien’s Odd Alternate Ending to 'The Lord of the Rings'

In November 1944, J.R.R. Tolkien described an ending to The Lord of the Rings that fans of his epic tale will find unfamiliar. 

Millennial Journalists Behaving Badly

Millennial Journalists Behaving Badly

Writers at Vice and Gizmodo recently displayed a profound unprofessionalism in their expletive-filled rants toward NYT columnist Bret Stephens.

Why Joel Osteen is the Perfect Pastor for Our Times

Why Joel Osteen is the Perfect Pastor for Our Times

Lakewood Church pastor Joel Osteen is famous for promoting a "prosperity gospel." 

Sharyl Attkisson is (Still) Getting Stonewalled by the Justice Department

Sharyl Attkisson is (Still) Getting Stonewalled by the Justice Department

Attkisson was told by Department of Justice officials her request was denied because there was no evident “urgency to inform the public.”