Scholar-to-Scholar Talk: Nancy MacLean, “The Pre-History—and Likely Sequels—of the Insurrection at the U.S. Capitol”

The attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, was the most violent assault on democracy in modern American history, with three rings of activity: a large outer circle of avid supporters who believed the Big Lie, a smaller number of resolute white-power radicals, and a suited inner circle that strategized to overthrow the election, exploiting federalism to achieve its ends. In this virtual event, Nancy MacLean (NHC Fellow, 2008–09; 2021–22) explains how each of these three elements is the product of decades of intentional cultivation.

Featured Research: Colonialism

In this issue we highlight the research of Fellows from the class of 2021–22 who are looking at colonialism’s lasting effects, not only on the lives of humans that inhabit a colonized place, but on the indigenous plants and animals with whom they share it.