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IPD Research Fellow, David Polansky wrote a piece for Foreign Policy looking back at the U.S Capitol attack in 2021 and how Machiavelli would explain the January 6 tumult.
The following is an excerpt from the original piece published by Foreign Policy
Trump may have left office for now, but he will not be the last of his kind. The underlying antipathy and distrust millions of Americans bear toward their political, financial, and media elites remains very much available for leverage by ambitious future politicians, whether that’s Trump or others.
David Polansky is a Research Fellow at the Institute for Peace and Diplomacy and a political theorist who writes on geopolitics, international orders, nationalism and state-formation, and the history of political thought.