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

Feminist Icon Eviscerates the GOP Candidates

Camille Paglia has risen to fame as one of the premiere academics and social critics in America. Though a liberal and feminist, she has proven herself unafraid to challenge the orthodoxies of her party and progressivism. Writing in Salon this...

Huxley’s Disturbing Prophecy

A decade and half after the publication of Brave New World (1931), Aldous Huxley penned a foreword to his magnum opus that has attracted relatively little attention. Written shortly after the conclusion of the Second World War, the article is...

A.I. Robot: ‘Yes, I Will Destroy Humans’

The humanoid robot “Sophia” is being billed as the world most advanced A.I. android. Designed to look “very humanlike,” the robot can smile and make other facial expressions. Her primary function is to interact with human beings for purposes of...

Tyrion Lannister for Supreme Court!

The routine is old. We’ve seen it before. A television host holds a mic in front of a passerby who willfully displays how clueless he or she is about general knowledge. It was funny when Leno was doing it 20 years ago. And I found Jimmy Kimmel...

Chess Champ Explains Trump Rise in a Single Sentence

Russian political activist Garry Kasparov decried the West’s “complacency and retreat” from the fight against Islamic terrorism in the wake of the terrorist attack in Brussels. In a Facebook post published Tuesday, Kasparov, a grandmaster...

The SAT is Being Dumbed Down, Big Time

Students around America are rejoicing. Earlier this month, it was quietly announced that major changes were in store for the SAT—changes that would make America’s most famous admittance exam easier. If this sounds familiar, you’re not having...

Was Patrick Henry Illiterate?

Patrick Henry is a name familiar to many Americans. But let’s be honest, few of us who know of him could offer more than a detail or two about the man. Like Paul Revere, Henry, an admirable patriot and statesman, is primarily remembered for a...

4 Logical Paradoxes That Will Blow Your Mind

Nothing fascinates quite like the good old classical paradox. Am I right?  A couple of my favorite writers—G.K. Chesteron and Oscar Wilde—distinguished themselves as arguably the top writers of their day in literary paradox. So when I...

Battle over Teacher Accused of Racism is Heating Up

It has been quite a month for St. Paul’s Como Park High School. On March 10, Intellectual Takeout shared with readers a video depicting two youths beating up a teacher, later identified as Mark Rawlings, a 48-year-old technology teacher at Como...

Read Castro’s Comical Response to Cuba’s Human Rights Crimes

The two presidents greeted one another, smiling broadly, before dozens of flashing cameras in Havana’s Revolutionary Palace on Monday. The visit was historic. Though it was President Obama’s fourth meeting with Cuban President Raúl Castro...

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