Jon Miltimore

Jon Miltimore

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Jon is the Managing Editor at the Foundation for Economic Education.

Jon previously was Director of Digital Media of Intellectual Takeout, 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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Recent blog posts by this author

Why America’s Self-Help Industry Is Booming

Many people may not know that in 2017 Patriots quarterback Tom Brady rolled out a cookbook. For just $200, readers could get a "living document" dishing all the secrets of the star quarterback’s heavily (and strangely) regimented diet. The “TB12-...

Cognitive Dissonance: The Psychological Phenomenon that Explains Why Intellectuals Can’t Stop Believing Socialism Works

The graveyard of failed socialist states is vast. In recent decades, examples are replete: from the collapse of the Soviet Union, to the horrors in North Korea, to the recent nightmare in Venezuela, the evidence looms large and tragic. Yet among...

Minnesota Public Library Announces Cross-Dressing Series for Children as Part of Response to Trump Policy

For generations, libraries were places where people went to borrow books, learn about the past, and kindle imaginations. Today, however, they occasionally find themselves at the forefront of the culture war. A case in point can be found in the...

Google Lists ‘Nazism’ as an Ideology of Republicans

Companies, like people, make mistakes. And Google came fire on Thursday for making a big one. As first reported by Vice, the powerful search engine company listed “Nazism” as the ideology of the California Republican Party—less than a week before...

Why People in the UK (and U.S. Media) Should Go Back and Read John Milton’s 'Areopagitikos'

In 1559, early in the reign of Queen Elizabeth, England passed the 51st of the Injunctions Concerning Religion, which provided that no book in any language could be published without a license. Naturally, licenses were provided by powerful...

The Diversity Staff at the University of Michigan Is Nearly 100 Full-Time Employees

Year after year, media note and sometimes bemoan the ballooning cost of higher education. There is no doubt that the human costs of this rise are severe: Some 44 million Americans currently carry nearly $1.5 trillion in student loan debt, and...

Jacques Barzun Observations on Culture and Decline

Jacques Barzun (1907-2012) was one of the preeminent historians of the 20th century. Valedictorian of the 1920 class at Columbia, where he also received his Ph.D., Barzun wrote extensively on culture and education while serving in professorial and...

John Cleese Has a Theory on Why Political Correctness Is Rampant in Our Culture

John Cleese, the English actor and comedian known for the Monty Python films, thinks political correctness is getting a little out of hand. He’s hardly the first comedian to say so, of course. Funny men such as Jerry Seinfeld, Mel Brooks, and...

'Gumball' Clip Brilliantly Reveals the Hollowness of Social Justice ‘Tolerance’

Few would disagree with the assertion that genuine tolerance is a virtue. As University of Texas professor and ethics expert J. Budziszewski states, “To tolerate something is to put up with it even though we might be tempted to suppress it.” What...

Patriotism: Why So Many Intellectuals Can’t Understand It

Sam Haselby says this “should be the end times” for American patriotism. Yet the opposite seems to be happening, and he can’t understand why. America has no national education system, he notes. No conscription. No government agency that enforces...

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