Category Archives: Historical Context

Topical Update: Milo Yiannopoulos “a fellow traveller” of the Alt-Right Movement


by: Jordan Deschenes

February 12, 2017

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(A new op-ed that I wrote for The American Moderate. The American Moderate is a recently founded news site that has steadily been gaining a readership following over the past months. Here is the link to the article, if you’d rather read it there.)


Openly gay, British journalist Milo Yiannopoulos has been a notable contributor to the development of the American ultra-conservative, “alt-right” ideology. For the past few years, he has emphasized a message that challenges what he sees as an increasing suppression of controversial free speech by far-left, “politically correct” politics.

This message, which he recently described as “mainstream,” has been interpreted in many different ways by both conservatives and liberals. One of the points that is widely agreed upon is that controversial free speech is increasingly being met with hostility of a politically extreme nature.

As of today, it seems that Milo has taken on much more support – and hate than he can handle. While his core message has resonated with thousands of concerned Americans, many of Milo’s statements have been misconstrued as a result of their “triggering” effect on liberal crowds.

As a result its misinterpretation, Milo’s message has figuratively – and literally- pulled a trigger among political extremists. Continue reading

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Clinton’s Impeachment Trials: In Hindsight


Here’s a paper that I wrote for my journalism course regarding the subject of Bill Clinton’s impeachment trials. The class was taught by U.S. Representative Richard Neal.

I (controversially) discuss how Clinton could have handled the progression of rape accusations against him by using Bush-era tactics to deflect any chance of a story developing in the first place. Give it a read, although this is by no means, my own personal viewpoint of rape and sexual misconduct. Politics can be quite dirty….


Click on the link below for the PDF:

(I’m sorry that there isn’t searchable text-I lost the original file during a data-dump.)

*Clinton’s Impeachment Trials: In Hindsight*

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The World Economy: “Made in China”


My latest article for the Odyssey Online at UMass Amherst. #china #tpp #trade

http://theodysseyonline.com/umass/the-world-economy-made-in-china/133573


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July 27, 2015

by: Jordan Deschenes

Although the communist nation has been excluded from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the People’s Republic of China has had other plans to fortify its place in the international economy.
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