John J. Miller


Director, Herbert H. Dow II Program in American Journalism

John J. MillerJohn J. Miller is director of the Herbert H. Dow II Program in American Journalism at Hillsdale College and national correspondent for National Review. A graduate of the University of Michigan, where he served as editor of the Michigan Review, he has also worked on the staff of The New Republic. A contributing editor of Philanthropy magazine, he writes regularly for newspapers and journals including the Detroit News, the Wall Street Journal, and National Review. He is the author of several books, including The First Assassin, a novel set during the Civil War, and most recently The Big Scrum: How Teddy Roosevelt Saved Football.



Friends of the Lorax
March 11, 2014  |  National Review Online

Football and the American Character

September 2013  |  Imprimis

Charles Kesler: I Am the Change

September 10, 2012  |  National Review Online

Richard Gamble: In Search of the City on a Hill

August 28, 2012  |  National Review Online

With Death on His Mind

February 11, 2012  |  The Wall Street Journal

A Federalist Solution

November 3, 2011  |  Philanthropy Roundtable

Lost in Good Atlas

October 8, 2011  |  The Wall Street Journal




The Big Scrum Roosevelt image

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 Our oldest enemy disastrous relationship image

The Big Scrum: How Teddy Roosevelt Saved Football


 First Assassin


Our Oldest Enemy: A History of America's Disastrous Relationship with France