Jon Miltimore

Jon Miltimore

Director of Digital Media

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Jon is the Director of Digital Media of Intellectual Takeout. He is responsible for daily editorial content, web strategy, and social media operations.   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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J.R.R. Tolkien on Sex and Love

J.R.R. Tolkien (1892-1973) was one of the intellectual giants of the 20th century. Best known as the author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, Tolkien served as the Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon and Fellow of Pembroke College...

Student: How Identity Politics Ruined My High School

Owen Rickert always loved his school. The Blake School, a private college prep school, located in Hopkins, Minnesota, was a place he woke up excited to go to each morning. And then, about four years ago, something changed. “Slowly the...

Americans Are Living in Denial on a Great Many Things

Gallup released a poll this week showing that Americans are, on average, getting heavier. Oddly, at the same time, the percentage of people who say they believe they are overweight is declining, as are the percentage of people who say they are...

How to Tell if Someone is Lying to You: 6 Signs to Look for

In an era increasingly described as “post truth,” classifying a lie is no simple task. Recognizing deceptive behavior, however, is another story. Pamela Meyer, a certified fraud examiner and self-identified “lie spotter,” says humans lie a lot. (...

Playboy Says Terms Like ‘Toxic Masculinity’ Aren’t Helpful. But Did Playboy Give Us Toxic Masculinity?

These last few weeks, amid the flood of sexual assault allegations stemming from what pundits are calling the Weinstein Effect, it occurred to me that perhaps the gender feminists are right. After all, an objective person can only read so many...

Why Apple’s Diversity Chief is Out

Denise Young Smith, Apple’s diversity chief, is stepping down, reports say. The move is strange. Young has only been in the job for six months. But reports suggest her departure is linked to “recent controversial remarks about white men.”...

Feminists Are Furious with How ‘Justice League’ Changed the Amazonian Costumes. There’s Just One Problem.

DC’s Justice League opens Friday—less than six months after the release of Wonder Woman, a summer smash directed by Patty Jenkins. We recently had a hotly-contested interoffice conversation on the artistic merits of Wonder Woman. (Apparently not...

Why Do Powerful Men Want to Masturbate in Front of Women?

Anyone who has followed the Harvey Weinstein scandal and the avalanche of accusations of sexual assault that followed might have noticed a strange commonality. A surprising number accusations involved men allegedly masturbating in front of women or...

Teacher Facing Discipline for ‘Misgendering’ Student

Via the BBC: “A teacher is facing disciplinary action at his school after he referred to a transgender pupil as a girl, although the student identifies as a boy. Joshua Sutcliffe, a Christian pastor from Oxford, admitted he said "Well done...

Muslim Inbreeding is a Huge Problem--And People Don't Want to Talk About It

Recently I was discussing culture with an educated person whom I respect. Over bourbon, we talked about various matters, including religion. The conversation was interesting but uneventful until he dropped this line. “You do know half of the Arab...

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