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

Self-Sacrifice: The Most Powerful Idea in Our Culture

One of the things I enjoy doing most is taking my older two children (6 and 4) to the movies, something my father often did with me. (I can still name every movie I went to with Dad.)   Our culture has changed in a great many ways since...

Social Justice is ‘Fake Scholarship,’ Oxford Philosopher Says

Sir Roger Vernon Scruton, an English philosopher and writer who specializes in political philosophy and aesthetics, said social justice is changing the very nature of scholarship—and not for the better.    “The academy has been invaded...

J.R.R. Tolkien's Destitute Mom Gave Him One Hell of an Education

J.R.R. Tolkien’s father died when he was just four years old. The famous author, best known for The Hobbit and his Lord of the Rings trilogy, was raised by his mother, Mabel, who took great pains to see that her young son received a proper education...

Mark Lilla: My Students Are Consumed with Their Own Identities

The New Yorker, one of the last great literary publications still in existence, recently ran a fascinating interview with Mark Lilla. For those unfamiliar with Lilla, he is a professor at Columbia who caused a bit of a fuss last November when he...

Trump is Smart to Insist a Military Option Against North Korea Remains on the Table

President Donald Trump said "all options are on the table" Tuesday in response to North Korea firing a ballistic missile that passed over Japan. “The world has received North Korea's latest message loud and clear: this regime has signaled its...

Fake Hate is Now Happening on the Right, Too

The rise of “fake hate”—false reports of crime reported by individuals claiming to be victims of crimes committed by a certain group—is a deeply troubling phenomenon.   There was a spike of these stories following the election of Donald...

Antifa Attack Peaceful Demonstrators to Stop Hate at Berkeley

The Washington Post has the latest chapter in the Battle of Berkeley, which broke out over the weekend. Here is the colorful lead: Their faces hidden behind black bandannas and hoodies, about a 100 anarchists and antifa — “anti-fascist” —...

Star Trek Taught Us How to Deal With Microaggressions

Growing up, my father was a big Star Trek fan. As a child, I didn’t really care for the show. It was a bit too philosophical for a 9-year-old and there were no light sabers to be found. Eventually I became a fan of the show, however. I learned to...

Scottish NYU Student: U.S. Universities 'Stifling' and 'Dangerously Insular'

In a recent article for The Spectator, New York University journalism major Madeleine Kearns wrote about her first year at a U.S. university. The experience she describes does not sound very positive. Kearns, who was born in Glasgow, Scotland...

Robert E. Lee Wasn’t Hitler

Many Americans are aware of the effort to remove Confederate monuments across America.  Whether one believes the effort is a justified action or misguided iconoclasm, there is no question the debate has opened old wounds. There are valid...

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