In this episode, Natalia, Neil, and Niki discuss the historical significance of the January 6, 2021 assault on the U.S. Capitol.
Here are some links and references mentioned during this week’s show:
- As we approach the one-year anniversary of the Capitol riots, pundits have reflected on how much of a turning point it was. Natalia referred to this Washington Post piece by Sam Tanenhaus and Kerry Howley’s New York profile of three rioters. Niki wrote about the longer slide toward illiberalism that the riots represented, and Neil cited a New York piece by Rick Perlstein that considered the incident in the longer context of American authoritarianism.
In our regular closing feature, What’s Making History:
- Natalia discussed Molly Young’s New York Times Magazine article “How Disgust Explains Everything.”
- Neil recommended Robert W. Fieseler’s book, Tinderbox: The Untold Story of the Upstairs Lounge Fire and The Rise of Gay Liberation.
- Niki shared Max Tani’s POLITICO article, “Lawrence O’Donnell Was on TV Life Support. Now He’s MSNBC’s Most Critical Anchor.”