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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Orwell on the Difference Between Patriotism and Nationalism

A prominent intellectual at a recent private meeting was asked the difference between nationalism and patriotism. His response was similar to the explanation Justice Potter Stewart once offered on the difference between “obscene speech” (i.e. porn)...

Oxford Univ. Tells Students to Stop Saying ‘He’ and ‘She’

Via the Daily Mail: Oxford University is encouraging students to use the gender-neutral pronoun 'ze' instead of 'she and 'he'. The students' union wrote in a leaflet that the move was intended to reduce the risk of transgender students being...

Gallup: Popularity of Electoral College Surges to Historic High

Via Gallup: Americans' support for keeping the Electoral College system for electing presidents has increased sharply. Weeks after the 2016 election, 47% of Americans say they want to keep the Electoral College, while 49% say they want to amend...

Did Beer Give Birth to Civilization?

About 10,000 years ago, humans in the Fertile Crescent began tilling soil and cultivating crops. Why they began doing this we’ll likely never know for certain. But compelling evidence suggests it was related to the discovery of the process of...

Separatism: Did Everyone Miss a Global Trend of a Different Kind?

The year 2016 will be remembered for two stunning developments: the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union and Donald Trump’s election as U.S. president. Both of these events have been described (correctly) as a populist revolt against...

Professor’s Anti-Trump Rant Caught on Video, Goes Viral

Via CBS News: A political discussion in a college class touched off a firestorm, CBS Los Angeles reports. A college professor went off on President-elect Donald Trump in her Orange Coast College class. There are now threats of legal...

Einstein on the Key to Learning Anything

Albert Einstein was a much better student than conventional wisdom would have you believe. The popular myth that Einstein was a poor student belies the truth: he was a math prodigy before the age of 12. Records reveal that young Albert was “...

NYT Publishes Fake News Story on Safe Spaces

One of the top stories at the New York Times on Thursday was a feature with this headline: “On Campus, Trump Fans Say They Need ‘Safe Spaces.’” Via the New York Times: Amanda Delekta, a sophomore at the University of Michigan and political...

Admiral Rips Kneeling During National Anthem in Pearl Harbor Speech

Colin Kaepernick had a tough day in Chicago on Sunday. His week is not getting any better. On Wednesday, at a ceremony in Hawaii to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, the San Francisco 49ers quarterback found his...

What Michael Slager’s Mistrial Means (And Doesn’t Mean)

Jamelle Bouie, a political correspondent at Slate, on Wednesday claimed this week’s mistrial of a South Carolina police officer means cops can now kill “with impunity.” Here's a summary of the case, which Slate manages to get right: Two...

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