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About Jon Basil Utley
Jon Basil Utley is publisher of The American Conservative. He is a graduate of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service with language studies in Germany and France. He first worked for American International Group insurance in Cuba, Venezuela and Colombia. He was founding editor/publisher of The Bogota Bulletin. Later he worked in finance and insurance in Peru. Then he became a foreign correspondent in South America for Knight Ridder newspapers. For 17 years, starting during the Reagan Administration, he was a contract commentator about communism and third world issues on the Voice of America. After the collapse of communism he worked with the Atlas Network on supporting the creation of free market think tanks in Russia and Eastern Europe. He managed an oil drilling partnership in Pennsylvania and later worked in real estate development. He has written for the Harvard Business Review, Washington Post, Journal of Commerce, Miami Herald and other papers. He was associate editor of The Times of the Americas, and a contributing editor to Conservative Digest. Utley was born in Moscow. His father, Arkadi Berdichevsky, a Russian trade official, was arrested in 1936 and later executed during the Soviet purges. His English mother, Freda Utley, escaped Russia with him. They immigrated to America in 1939, where she became a prominent anticommunist author and activist.
How our attempts to get tough on Russia and Iran are hurting trade.
Terrorism conference highlights the ISIS and al Qaeda risks the U.S. still faces world-wide.
A scrappy libertarian-conservative group forged a path and opposed H.W. Bush’s signature conflict.
Nine counterpoints to current protectionist arguments that you can take to the bank.
The Washington establishment came to their own conclusions about Russia and NATO—but this is what they missed.
We must cool the inflammatory rhetoric and begin the process of fixing what’s broken.
Protectionist impulses will only hurt our industry—and the American consumer.
No one wants to be manipulated into war. So why do we keep letting it happen?
Washington security experts, including National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster, certainly think so.
Neoconservatives won’t stop until their plans to remake the Middle East are realized.
For all the talk about spending and debt, wars are never on the table.
U.S. government and major American corporations are already on board.
Immigrants, illegal or otherwise, aren’t the cause of our economic problems.
In defense of Rep. John Duncan’s brief.
It’s the best way out of the climate morass.
Three inventions which put America back on top
Australia and South America also had cold-weather records. Why is nobody talking about it?
The new year promises challenges. We stand ready to meet them.
A tough new director from Oklahoma will end the blue-collar job killing.
With the neocons discredited, no other strategy has replaced theirs except to “win” and come home.← Older posts
from The American Conservative