Author Archives: Jeff Clarke

Free Speech on College Campuses

Late last month, the political spotlight focused on the issue of free speech on college campuses in the United States. On September 17, the Department of Justice convened a three-part forum to discuss modern college culture and where it stands in respect to First Amendment rights. A week later, on September 26th, the House Education

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Paul Greengrass’s 22 July and its Chilling Reminder of Far-Right Terror

22 July, the emotional, hard-hitting reenactment of the 2011 right-wing terrorist attack in Norway was released on Netflix and select theatres this Wednesday. On that date, far-right nationalist Anders Breivik committed one of the most disturbing acts of terror witnessed since 9/11. Breivik begun the attacks by detonating a car bomb parked outside the office

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Populism in the 2020 US Election

It is common  knowledge that roughly 80,000 votes across the states of Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan gave Donald Trump the decisive edge to pull off the shocking upset over Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election. Ultimately, Trump won these states by championing a populist appeal which was largely pillared towards midwesterners unhappy with seeing

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America must promote a democratic culture that bolsters human rights

The tragic anniversary of 9/11 provides us with an annual opportunity to take stock of the successes and failures of our counter-terrorism policy. The business of analyzing our performance to date constitutes an appropriate commemoration of that world-shaking day. A consensus is now consolidating amongst scholars with respect to the proper direction of anti-extremism practice

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What Next from the the Alt-Right?

A year on from the deadly violence of Charlottesville 2017, it is worth assessing both the current state of the Alt-Right movement and the external political factors that potentially influence its internal development. The Unite the Right 2 Rally of August of 2018 garnered great attention and anticipation: yet in comparison with previous events of

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