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Gender MALE
Industry Non-Profit
Occupation Researcher
Location Alexandria, VA, United States
Introduction Jonathan Blanks is a writer and researcher in Washington, DC. He graduated from Indiana University with a B.A. in Political Science, where he concentrated on American politics, Russian foreign policy, African-American studies, and classical history. His professional career, however, has focused primarily on criminal justice. His writings on that subject have been published in the Washington Post, The New Republic, Denver Post, Chicago Tribune , Capital Playbook (New York), Reason,,, and Indianapolis Star, among others. His appearance at a toddler's birthday was once noted in Mike Allen's Playbook. None of the opinions written herein reflect these publications or any institutions with which he may be affiliated. You can follow him on Twitter @BlanksSlate
Favorite Books Democracy In America by Alexis de Tocqueville, Federalist Papers by Hamilton Madison and Jay, Autobiography of Malcolm X as told to Alex Haley, Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain, W.E.B. Du Bois: Biography of a Race 1868-1919 by David Levering Lewis, Darkwater: Voices from Within the Veil by W.E.B. DuBois, Master of the Senate by Robert A. Caro