John J. Miller

Can’t Happen

January 6, 2017

In the new National Review, I write on how liberals use and abuse Sinclair Lewis’s novel It Can’t Happen Here: Imagine this pitch for a dystopian novel: An ambitious 48-year-old Democratic senator from Illinois runs for president. He promises to raise taxes, restrict personal incomes, and collectivize everything. “Call me a socialist!” he says. Deposing a […]

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Sinclair Lewis

January 6, 2017

NATIONAL REVIEW January 23, 2017 IT DIDN’T HAPPEN HERE JOHN J. MILLER Imagine this pitch for a dystopian novel: An ambitious 48-year-old Democratic senator from Illinois runs for president. He promises to raise taxes, restrict personal incomes, and collectivize everything. “Call me a socialist!” he says. Deposing a well-known senior member of his party, he […]

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Meet the Preston

January 4, 2017

My latest podcast is with Douglas Preston, author of The Lost City of the Monkey God, a nonfiction, Indiana Jones-style story about finding an ancient ruin in an impenetrable jungle, full of jaguars, venom-spitting snakes, and deadly viruses. The book is really good–I read it in about 24 hours.

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Banks On It

December 1, 2016

My profile of Jim Banks, the new Republican congressman from Indiana, is in the new issue of National Review: His showing also suggests that although conservatives will support many parts of Trump’s agenda, their political survival won’t necessarily demand complete fidelity: Banks favors free trade, entitlement reform, and traditional strategic alliances, such as NATO.

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Jim Banks

December 1, 2016

NATIONAL REVIEW December 19, 2016 INTRODUCING JIM BANKS Indiana’s impressive new representative JOHN J. MILLER Columbia City, Ind. — The northeast corner of Indiana is Trump country — a big, flat piece of farmland wrapped around Fort Wayne, a Rust Belt city of a quarter-million people, overwhelmingly white. It contains Indiana’s third congressional district, which borders […]

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The Choice for You

November 23, 2016

Martin Roy Hill on The First Assassin: If I were to write a one-sentence elevator pitch for John J. Miller’s The First Assassin, it would be this: Gone With the Wind meets The Day of the Jackal. … Miller, who normally writes nonfiction, brings the America of 1861 alive with rich detail and believable characters. His picture of the pro-slavery […]

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