Jon Miltimore

Jon Miltimore

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Jon is the Director of Web Content of Intellectual Takeout. He is responsible for daily editorial content and web strategy.   Jon previously was the Senior Editor of The History Channel Magazine, Managing Editor at Scout.com, and general assignment reporter for the Panama City News Herald. He also served as a White House intern in the speech writing department of George. W Bush.    Jon 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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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 (known as...

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...

Germany’s Student Right in the 1920s Was Just Like Today’s Student Left

Germany’s path toward Nazism during the 1920s is a story well known. The most familiar facets in this story are the indoctrination of children through the Volk Movement and the creeping anti-semitism of the bourgeois and the German bureaucracy....

2,200-Year-Old Poop Reveals Mystery of Where Hannibal’s Army Crossed Alps

Hannibal Barca was one of the greatest conquerors of the ancient world and the bane of Rome for two decades. Hannibal’s invasion of Italia through the Alps during the Second Punic War (218 –201 BC), in which he invaded with 30,000 men, 15,000...

Is Suicide Contagious?

In 1983, The New York Times ran a story titled “MICRONESIA'S MALE SUICIDE RATE DEFIES SOLUTION.” The story opened with this nut graph: In the islands of Micronesia, young men are killing themselves at one of the highest rates in the world,...

Should This Twerking Teacher Have Been Asked to Resign?

A 24-year-old teacher reportedly lost her job when a video of her ‘twerking’ in a bikini during a dance competition went viral on Facebook.  The Daily Mail has the story: The explicit display took place while she was on an Easter break...

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