Articles by: Jack O'Donnell '17

China’s Communist Collapse: Why Capitalism Is There To Stay

October 6, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Socialism is a dying concept in China; gone are the days of Mao’s green jacket and the People’s Communes. Walk down Nanjing Road in Shanghai today, and you will see the Chinese people spending more money than their grandparents dreamed of. General Motors, Rolex, Gucci, and thousands of other WesternRead More

Former President of the United States Barack Obama meets with Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang in Hanoi last fall.

For a New Ally, Look to an Old Foe

February 24, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

President Trump P’00 and other modern American leaders often trumpet the importance of creating allies in Southeast Asia. This complex region simultaneously includes the fastest growing economies in the world, remnants of socialist and genocidal regimes, and both highly and under-developed nations. More important to interests of national security, theRead More

My Fellow Conservatives, Vote for Hillary Clinton

October 14, 2016 at 6:00 am 1 comment

I’m not with her — I just hate him. This represents many attitudes at Choate and in the greater United States towards the coming presidential election, including my own. It’s the first presidential election during my political consciousness and that of my generation, and I want nothing more than toRead More

A  young demonstrator in Hong Kong protests Beijing’s involvement in Hong Kong elections.

How China Steals Its Citizens’ Rights

April 15, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

In the wake of a battle over civil liberties and technological privacy rights in the United States, an extremely similar and important crisis is occurring in China: the right to the freedom of speech. Hong Kong citizens’ freedom of speech is protected by the hand-over treaty. This treaty guarantees thatRead More

Gun Control is American

March 26, 2016 at 11:38 pm 0 comments

October 1, 2015 seemed to be like any other day. People went to their jobs, Choate students did their homework, and Christopher Harper-Mercer walked into Umpqua Community College armed with six firearms and murdered nine innocent people in cold blood. No one was surprised. As sickening as it is toRead More