Political Violence Escalates in a Fracturing US

Source: Reason
by JD Tuccille

“After a week featuring a House hearing into the Capitol riot, the attempted assassination of a U.S. Supreme Court justice, the firebombing of an anti-abortion group, and the arrest of extremists apparently ready to rumble at a Pride Month event, it’s fair to say that political violence is now part of American life. With the right and left at each other’s throats, the U.S. resembles Italy in the 1970s when ideologically motivated clashes plunged the country into years of turmoil. Italy eventually got its problems (mostly) under control, but the U.S. might suffer less pain by decentralizing power and restraining the state’s reach so that people need not fear abuse when enemies win office.” (06/13/22)