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Don't Let the Capitol Riot Become a 9/11-Style Excuse for Authoritarianism

Posted on AllSides January 17th, 2021
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After the 9/11 terrorist attacks, horrified Americans were ready to embrace virtually any proposal that promised to keep them safe. Government officials, for their part, were eager to curry favor with the fearful public and saw an opportunity to promote legislation and policies that had failed to win support in the past. The result was a surge of authoritarianism from which the U.S. has yet to recover. Now—with the public understandably concerned after the January 6 storming of the Capitol—we should brace ourselves for another wave of political responses that...

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https://reason.com/2021/01/15/dont-let-the-capitol-riot-become-a-9-11-style-excuse-for-authoritarianism/

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