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Jon Basil Utley

Jon Basil Utley is publisher of The American Conservative and Policy Advisor with the Heartland Institute

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, France and Cuba. He first worked for American International Group insurance in Cuba, Venezuela and Colombia. He lived 10 years in Peru working in finance and insurance.  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 ReviewWashington PostJournal of CommerceMiami 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. 

Recent Articles and Publications

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March 22, 2019
By Jon Basil Utley
We should not embrace energy socialism, which calls for the replacing of cheap, reliable fossil fuels with expensive, intermittent wind and solar power.
January 28, 2019
By Jon Basil Utley
Climate Change (aka Global Warming) is becoming an even bigger issue with the new Democratic congress and its calls for a “Green New Deal.”
September 18, 2017
By Jon Basil Utley
Moscow has had a record-busting winter, including the coldest Christmas in 120 years according to Russian reports.
July 22, 2017
By Jon Basil Utley
In defense of Rep. John Duncan's brief.

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