Jon Miltimore

Jon Miltimore

Contributor

Jonathan Miltimore is the Managing Editor of FEE.org. His writing/reporting has appeared in TIME magazine, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, Forbes, Fox News, and the Washington Times. 

Recent blog posts by this author

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...

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...

1899 Insurance Co.: No Insurance for ‘Intemperate or Immoral’ People

If you’re looking for an illustration as to how much we’ve changed in the last 100 or so years, take a look at this list of instructions for medical examiners from the Manhattan Life Insurance Company of New York. The document, published in 1899...

The Founding Fathers on What to Do With Poor People

1. “I am for doing good to the poor, but...I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it.” -Benjamin Franklin, 1766 (On the Price of Corn and Management of the Poor...

Dostoyevsky’s Powerful Denunciation of Socialism

Fyodor Dostoyevsky's The Brothers Karamazov is arguably the greatest Russian novel ever written (which means a case can be made that it is the best novel ever written, period).  Kurt Vonnegut once wrote that Brothers is the one book “that...

14 Facts on Beer and U.S. Presidents

1) George Washington loved beer and had his own recipe.  His favorite style was a porter, but he (or his servants or slaves) also brewed his own "small beer," a simpler brew with less alcohol. Here is the recipe he used:...

Pages