Storming the Capitol: America’s Democracy on the Brink of Ruin

Dhe clean-up work that the house called America’s Democracy has to do is demanding. New windows and soft soap are not enough. “A house that is divided into itself cannot stand,” Abraham Lincoln once said. The Republican promoted the reunification of America after the Civil War and abolished slavery. His successor Donald Trump will go down in US history as the verbal arsonist who was responsible for January 6, 2021.

The hard core of Trump supporters remains radical. On Parler, for example, a kind of right-wing alternative to Twitter, they spread conspiracy theories: that activists of the Black Lives Matter movement had hijacked the protest and that the left were responsible for the storming of the Capitol.

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