A Trump supporter strolls through the Capitol Building. [Credit: Mike Theiler/REUTERS]

Describing the Debacle at the Capitol: Notes for the Left

What happened at the U.S. Capitol? A riot? An attempted coup? An unruly protest? An act of terror? Since the far-right blitz of the Capitol Building, observers have struggled to find the precise words to describe the incident.

How one…

Russell Rickford

Historian and author of We Are an African People: Independent Education, Black Power, and the Radical Imagination.

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