Jon Miltimore

Jon Miltimore

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Jon is the Senior Editor of Intellectual Takeout. He previously was the Senior Editor of The History Channel Magazine, Managing Editor at Scout.com, and a reporter for the Panama City News Herald. He served as a White House intern in the speech writing department of George W. Bush. He received degrees from the University of South Dakota (M.A.) and the University of Wisconsin-Platteville (B.A.), where he studied history and literature.

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Recent blog posts by this author

Is Gender Dysphoria a Fad?

Every adult knows the myriad challenges of adolescence. The hormones. The confusion. The pressure. It’s a period when it’s not unusual for teens to gain freedom, drift from Mom and Dad, and be introduced to alcohol, drugs, and sex. This would be...

Mentally Weak People Often Have These 3 Habits

Widowed at just 26 years of age, Amy Morin knows a few things about hardship and the struggle to remain mentally strong in the face of adversity. Despite the tragedy she suffered, Morin has gone on to become a psychotherapist, columnist, and...

Diocletian's Great Persecution of Christians: How it Began

The rise of Christianity in Rome was neither linear nor neat. At various times, it was met with resistance and bloodshed. Yet prior to the rise of Emperor Diocletian (244 A.D. - 311 A.D.), Christians had lived relatively free of state persecution...

The Thucydides Quote in ‘Wonder Woman’: Is it Legit?

As readers know, I saw Wonder Woman with my children earlier this year. It’s a great movie—we’ve already purchased it on Apple TV—but something has been gnawing at me for a while. At one point in the movie, Gen. Ludendorff offers a rather dark...

The Rise of the 'Politics of Feeling'

The Claremont Review of Books has long been one of my favorite literary pleasures. For years, it was one of the few print publications I’d read cover to cover.    A recent article published there, written by Charles U. Zug, details what...

Walker Percy's Theory on the Redemptive Power of Hurricanes

The idea that hurricanes can be anything other than destructive might sound strange to many people. And the idea that they can be a source of redemption and healing probably sounds downright absurd. But the novelist Walker Percy (1916-1990)...

Being Offended is Part of Living in a Democracy, Comedian Says

The phrases “I’m offended” and “that’s offensive” are ones we hear fairly often today. Why? I’m not sure to be perfectly honest, and I’m probably ill-suited to answer the question, since there are very few things that offend me. One theory,...

Why Prince William and Princess Kate's Baby Announcement was so Stunning

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, known less formally as Prince William and Princess Kate, announced over Labor Day weekend that they are expecting their third child. Congratulations are in order, and not merely for the customary reasons....

Socialism is Not ‘Public Roads’ and '911 Service'

Evidence suggests that socialism is becoming more popular in the United States. Yet there is reason to believe this is at least partly because Americans are pretty much clueless as to what socialism is. It's been shown time and again that many...

The New Book Burning: Publishers Are Now Destroying 'Offensive' Books

Via the New York Times: “Parents often turn to books to help them navigate complicated, and sometimes uncomfortable, conversations with their children about puberty. This week one such book, ‘Growing Up for Boys,’ by Alex Frith, became the...

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