About the Episode
2020 marked the most significant increase in US domestic terrorism in a quarter-century, data from the Center for Strategic and International Studies reveals. The University of Chicago’s Kathleen Belew and Robert Pape join Deep Dish to explain the trends they believe are driving the uptick and the role war and conflict play in shaping these groups.
The Capitol Rioters Aren’t Like Other Extremists, The Atlantic, by Robert Pape
What an Analysis of 377 Americans Arrested or Charged in the Capitol Insurrection Tells Us, Washington Post, by Robert Pape
The Right Way to Understand White Nationalist Terrorism, New York Times, by Kathleen Belew
Polls show an American public deeply divided along partisan lines in their interpretation of the events, who is to blame, and what should be done as a result.
Large majorities of Americans now disapprove of the attack on the US Capitol, but Democrats and Republicans disagree about what the rioters were aiming to do and what to do next.
Insurrection at one of the symbols of US democracy shows the deep tension in American politics.
Dina Smeltz and Brendan Helm analyze public opinion data showing while most Americans think US democracy is still functioning, they believe it has been either temporarily or permanently weakened.