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

Are we living in Mill's ‘Stationary State’?

John Stuart Mill was a progressive in many ways. The English philosopher was a proponent of Benthem’s theory of utilitarianism, an abolitionist, and a feminist. (In fact, he was the first Member of Parliament to advocate women’s suffrage.) ...

Is All Lives Matter a Hateful Message?

Last week, student leaders at the University of Houston drafted a bill giving the student body president emergency powers to punish one of its members, Vice President Rohini Sethi. Following the slaying of five police officers in Dallas, Sethi...

Can’t stand Hillary or Trump? Here’s what you must do.

I can’t recall an election in which the two leading candidates were more reviled in both breadth and depth. The rejoinder I keep hearing is that 2016 is the Lesser of Two Evils Election.   The data bears this out. A poll conducted in May by...

Are we witnessing the birth of a Revolution?

The Modern Era was born with a revolution. So begins Jacques Barzun’s seminal history, From Dawn to Decadence.   Martin Luther might not have intended to ignite a revolution when he pounded his 95 theses into the door of...

Unlawful gun owners commit 80 percent of gun crimes

Lawful gun owners accounted for just 18 percent of gun violence, according to a recent study conducted by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh. Researchers analyzed 762 cases in which a gun was recovered by the Pittsburgh Bureau of...

Walt Whitman’s (Surprising) Advice to Would-Be Writers

Everyone wants to be a writer these days. This is normal. Writing involves sharing interesting thoughts, experiences, and stories. What’s not to like? The problem? Writing is, well, really hard. Ernest Hemingway, one of the best ever,...

Karl Popper Quotes to Make you Think

Sir Karl Raimund Popper (d. 1994) is considered one of the greatest philosophers and scientific minds of the 20th century. Born into an upper middle-class family in Vienna in 1902, Popper grew up surrounded by books and learning. His father was a...

Report: College Students Spend Only 2.8 Hrs Per Day on Their Education

A report released last week by the Heritage Foundation shows that full-time college students spend less than three hours per day on “education-related activities.”  Based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’s American Time Use...

Is Social Media Tearing Us Apart?

It feels like 1968. How do I know this? Because everyone is saying so. (If you don’t believe me, look at this.) To be fair, there is grounds for the comparison. In 1968, the country was torn by urban violence, civil unrest, and (domestic)...

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