Jon Miltimore

Jon Miltimore

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Jon is the Senior Editor 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.

Recent blog posts by this author

Historian Predicted the Internet Would Lead to Isolation and Chaos

Jacques Barzun (1907-2012) was one of the preeminent historians of his day. His magnum opus, From Dawn to Decadence, traces the history of Western culture from 1500 to 2000. The book is required reading for anyone serious about understanding Western...

Don’t Culturally Appropriate Halloween—It’s Mine

People across America and beyond will dress up for Halloween on Monday, either to ask strangers for candy or as an excuse to imbibe ample quantities of spirits at a party. But before anyone dresses up, a little attention must first be paid to...

Stephen King’s 6 Favorite Stephen King Movies

I rarely, if ever, watch horror movies – unless it’s October. Perhaps it has something to do with the season or Halloween lurking around the corner. Whatever the case, during October I enjoy nothing more than devouring spooky movies of all kinds—...

Why Lying is So Easy for Some People

Have you ever wondered how it is that some people lie with such ease? A recent academic study confirmed what might seem an obvious truth: lying becomes easier the more one does it. “When you lie or cheat for your own benefit, it makes you feel...

Justice Clarence Thomas On Why Our Government is ‘Broken’

Justice Clarence Thomas has earned a reputation for saying very little on the Supreme Court bench. He made an exception on Wednesday evening at an event hosted by the Heritage Foundation. Thomas, who was confirmed in 1991 after a messy...

$180 College Textbook Says Capitalism Makes People Poor

Students of sociology at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne are receiving a rather banal message on economics: capitalism is evil. “The basic tenet of capitalism—who gets what is determined by private profit rather than by...

Are These Strange Star Signals Evidence of Alien Intelligence?

Two astronomers from the Université Laval in Quebec say they discovered unusual spectral emanation while studying a set of stars in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. In a recently published paper, the authors suggested this "spectral modulation"...

10 Things Americans Fear More Than Anything Else

Over the weekend, I picked up one of those rectangular things made up of course paper that has words and images printed on it. What do you call it – ah, yes, a newspaper. The article touched on a Chapman University survey released last week that...

The Best Article (So Far) Explaining Trump's Weird Rise

David Wong at Cracked has written what is perhaps the best article I’ve yet read explaining the rise of Donald Trump. Published last week, it has already been read by more than 3 million people. (Warning: the article contains some profanity.)...

Did Alexander Hamilton Have a Love Affair With John Laurens?

In April 1779, as the American Colonies struggled to gain their independence from England, a 24-year-old Alexander Hamilton sent this letter to John Laurens, a 23-year-old South Carolinian: Cold in my professions, warm in my friendships, I...

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