Duke University Scholars Say Insurrection May Do Lasting Damage To Democracy

This week marks the first anniversary of the violent Jan. 6 insurrection at the United States Capitol, when a mob stormed the building as Congressional members gathered to certify the 2020 presidential election. “If we don’t reckon with the deep historical roots of what happened this time last year, those events could be a prologue to a far worse outcome in the future,” says Nancy MacLean, a Duke professor of history and public policy.