Stand up for facts: How universities can lead America back toward reasoned debate
The mob violence that erupted at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 was a deeply disturbing event many of us never thought we would see in our lifetimes. This grave flashpoint, coming amid the COVID-19 pandemic and renewed demands for racial justice, marked the culmination of volatile forces that have been building in an increasingly polarized America for years.
Originally published: February 16, 2021
Author: Daniel Diermeier
Institution: Vanderbilt University
Published by: USA Today