January 6

People at rally on January 6 leaning on barricades on East Capitol lawn before siege of capitol

Let’s Define ‘Legitimate Political Discourse’

Looking at the entirety of what occurred on Jan. 6, 2021, it’s clear that there was both legitimate protest and illegitimate political violence. When political violence replaces political discourse, and when political leaders refuse to play by the democratic rules of the game, democracies weaken, and may even die.

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Mob outside U.S. Capitol

Learned Commentary on the Legacy of January 6 Attack

January 6 provided both a natural experiment for current research and a chance to see if past predictions might play out as expected. This collection of academic commentary on the attack should add ore light than heat to the discussion.

6 months ago
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