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John Joseph Miller (born 1970) is an American author, journalist and educator. He is the director of the journalism program at Hillsdale College.[1]

John J. Miller
BornJohn Joseph Miller
1970 (age 48–49)
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.

He also writes for National Review, for which he was previously the national political reporter, The Wall Street Journal, and other publications.[1] He founded The College Fix, a conservative higher education watchdog.


Early lifeEdit

Born in Detroit, Miller was raised in both Michigan and Florida. He graduated from J. P. Taravella High School in 1988. Miller then attended the University of Michigan, where he was the editor-in-chief of the conservative student newspaper, The Michigan Review.


His first job was at The New Republic, in Washington, DC. After that, he worked for the Center for Equal Opportunity as well as at the Heritage Foundation, as a Bradley Fellow.[2] He sometimes wrote for Reason and became a contributing editor there.[1]

He joined National Review in 1998, and continues to contribute to National Review Online.[1]

Miller founded The College Fix, a right / libertarian-leaning online newspaper published by the Student Free Press Association.[3]

In 2009 Miller self published the historical thriller novel The First Assassin.[4]

In 2011 HarperCollins published Miller's The Big Scrum, a book detailing safety reforms to American football led by President Theodore Roosevelt.[5]


  • The Unmaking Of Americans: How Multiculturalism has Undermined the Assimilation Ethic (1998, ISBN 0-684-83622-X)
  • Our Oldest Enemy: A History of America's Disastrous Relationship with France (co-authored with Mark Molesky, 2004, ISBN 0-385-51219-8)
  • A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America (2005, ISBN 1-59403-117-7)
  • The First Assassin: A Novel (2009, ISBN 1-935597-11-6)
  • The Big Scrum: How Teddy Roosevelt Saved Football (2011, ISBN 0-06-174450-6)


  1. ^ a b c d "About Me". Hey Miller: the official website of John J. Miller.
  2. ^ "John J. Miller: Lecture: The Unmaking of Americans". Ashbrook Center for Public Affairs. December 1, 1998.
  3. ^ Schmidt, Peter (8 September 2015). "Higher Education's Internet Outrage Machine". The Chronicle of Higher Education.
  4. ^ Gillespie, Nick (9 December 2009). "John J. Miller on "The First Assassin"". Reason. Retrieved 11 July 2017.
  5. ^ Battista, Judy (12 August 2011). "A Rough Rider Tackles a Rough Sport". The New York Times. Retrieved 11 July 2017.

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