The 2021 attack on the Capitol changed the face of the United States. As the events of January 6th unfolded they were televised across the world, allowing a global audience to experience a violent response to an election held in what was once considered the world’s foremost democracy. In this short video Cynthia Miller-Idriss, author of Hate in the Homeland: The New Global Far Right, explains the ongoing significance of these events a year on.
About the Author
Cynthia Miller-Idriss is a professor in the School of Public Affairs and the School of Education at American University, where she runs the Polarization and Extremism Research and Innovation Lab (PERIL). She is the author of The Extreme Gone Mainstream: Commercialization and Far Right Youth Culture in Germany (Princeton) and Blood and Culture: Youth, Right-Wing Extremism, and National Belonging in Contemporary Germany. Twitter @milleridriss