Rising Wave of Political Violence and Threats Grips United States in Wake of Capitol Assault, Says University of Chicago Political Scientist

WASHINGTON—Following the assault on the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, there has been a surge in politically motivated violence and threats against elected officials, judges, and government buildings. This wave of violence has raised concerns about the stability of the democratic process in this presidential-election year. According to Robert Pape, a political scientist at the University of Chicago, the country is currently experiencing a significant level of radicalization, with an increasing number of individuals …

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