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

A Holocaust Forgotten

If you visit Lisbon today, in the downtown square you can find a half of a stone orb resting on a slab. Within the stone circle is the Star of David, etched with the following: "In memory of the thousands of Jews who were victimized by...

1939 vs. 2008: What do men and women want in marriage?

Oxford educated economist Max Roser published an interesting—and telling—chart on Twitter recently. Roser, the founder of Our World Data, analyzed the top 18 traits men and women valued in their partners and compared them cross-generationally,...

Video: Teacher Goes Off On Student Who Claimed He Caught Him Watching Porn

Via WOWK-TV, a CBS affiliate out of Charleston, West Virginia:   A video that shows an East Bank Middle School teacher berating a student was emailed in to 13 News to be investigated. 13-year-old Jeffrey Province says he was the...

WTH Happened to Argentina’s Economy? This Chart WIll Show You...

Last week, I noticed that Argentina is laying the groundwork to return to global debt markets. As a point of background, a decade and a half ago Argentina defaulted on a $100 billion obligation, the largest debt default in history. Then,...

Study: Literacy in Ancient Israel Was ‘Far More Widespread than Previously Known’

The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences published a study on Monday revealing that literacy among ancient Israeli soldiers was much higher than previously believed. The study was based on 16 inscriptions on pottery fragments (...

Is America Ripe for a Dictator?

The creeping accelerating expansion of U.S. executive power and the state of the 2016 presidential primary has respected academics and pundits—on both the left and the right—a little nervous. Charges of an inevitable slide of republicanism to...

How Anne Sullivan Worked Her ‘Miracle’ with Helen Keller

Most of us know teaching pioneer Anne Sullivan from “The Miracle Worker,” a story based on the autobiography of Helen Keller that has been made into several Broadway plays and movies. The name of the story derives from Mark Twain, who declared...

Huxley in Letter to Orwell: My Book Was Right

Aldous Huxley and George Orwell wrote arguably the two most popular novels portending the West's dystopian future.  For decades, thinkers have opined on which of the two starkly distinct totalitarian nightmares--that of Huxley's Brave...

Has Porn Really Become a ‘Public Health Crisis’?

The Washington Post ran a blaring headline last week: IS PORN IMMORAL? THAT DOESN'T MATTER: IT’S A PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS. Gail Dines, a professor of sociology at Boston’s Wheelock College, said the science is settled: After 40 years of peer-...

Thomas Jefferson's Fiction Reading List

Thomas Jefferson was one of the architects of the American system. He wrote the Declaration of Independence (with a tip of the hat to John Locke), helped shape the Constitution, and was a virtual wellspring of the ideas on which the foundation of...

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