The Capitol Riot
The insurrection at the US Capitol on January 6, 2021 sent shockwaves around the world. Suddenly, the United States, for many the gold standard of democracy and stability, seemed at risk. The riot was a direct response by a mob of extremist Trump supporters contesting the results of the recent election, but in many ways it was a culmination of larger and more complicated forces. The viewpoints in this volume explore how and why this astonishing violation happened, who and what is ultimately responsible for the insurrection, and what it means for the future of democracy and the United States.