The Atlantic: Capitol Riot Was Another Fall-Of-Rome Moment For The United States
The years of the Trump administration — which included a dramatic change in how traditional institutions in the U.S. were perceived — led some Americans to wonder about just how much the country was changing. And was it for the worse?
The pandemic added to those concerns which were amped up even further with the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.
Do those occurrences indicate a true downturn in the U.S.? Does it resemble the fall of ancient Rome?
The Show spoke with him for more about how his perception of the U.S. has changed over the past 10 years.
“Corrosive change—in values, behavior, infrastructure—is often hard to observe; things look the same, until they don’t.” Cullen Murphy assesses the “distinctive fall-of-Rome flavor” of January 6 and its aftermath: https://t.co/cdjtwHBDTB— The Atlantic (@TheAtlantic) March 11, 2021