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Jonathan V. Last

Jonathan V. Last is an American journalist and author. He works as a senior writer at The Weekly Standard and is the author of What to Expect When No One’s Expecting (Encounter Books, 2013) (ISBN 9781594036415).

Last writes frequently for the Wall Street Journal, and has also written for the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, the New York Post, Salon, the Washington Times, Slate, the New York Press, First Things, the Claremont Review of Books, and other publications. He has appeared on several radio and television outlets. He formerly wrote weekly columns for the Philadelphia Inquirer[1] and The Daily.[2][3]

Last regularly writes data-driven analyses of demographic trends, including articles and blog posts on the American birth rate,[4] the voting patterns of the rising number of single Americans,[5] and the collapsing fertility rates in Korea.[6] His first book, What to Expect When No One’s Expecting, is a detailed examination of the origins and consequences of these and related trends.

Last also frequently writes on politics and popular culture. He was an early skeptic about Mitt Romney's electoral prospects in the 2012 election, drawing attention to the candidate’s history of failing to make himself likeable to voters.[7] Last, who has been described as the "Weekly Standard’s resident geek,"[8] avidly collected comic books in his youth[9] and often writes about them, most notably in an account of the death of Marvel Comics's Captain America.[10] Last is also known for creating the Star Wars meme that the Galactic Empire was really a force for good.[11]

Last grew up in Woodbury and Moorestown Township, New Jersey.[12][13] He maintains his own blog and website, (formerly the Galley Slaves blog, with fellow Weekly Standard staffers Victorino Matus and David Skinner).


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