Where U.S. Capitol Attack Fits Into The Worldwide Rise Of The Far Right

Electoral College Protests
Supporters of President Donald Trump climb the West wall of the the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. Jose Luis Magana / AP Photo
Electoral College Protests
Supporters of President Donald Trump climb the West wall of the the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. Jose Luis Magana / AP Photo

Where U.S. Capitol Attack Fits Into The Worldwide Rise Of The Far Right

Not since pre-Civil War times have Americans contemplated insurrection to stop a transition of power. Reset asks a historian how the recent attack on Capitol Hill compares to modern coup attempts in so-called “banana republics.”

GUEST: Juan Cole, professor of history at the University of Michigan; publisher of the Informed Comment blog; author of Muhammad: Prophet of Peace Amid the Clash of Empires.