The attack on the Capitol and the health of American democracy
Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Anne Applebaum had a disturbing takeaway from the Capitol riots of January 6th: An unignorable portion of the American population revolted against democracy itself. "That wasn't Republicans attacking Democrats," Applebaum argues. "What you saw was a group of people who were attacking the system itself."
And most alarming of all, Applebaum adds, polling showed that at least 10% of all Americans supported the rioters and—they're not going away. Applebaum's conversation with Ian Bremmer is part of the latest episode of GZERO World, which began airing on US public television stations nationwide on Friday, March 5. Check local listings.
Watch the episode: Authoritarianism's Enduring Appeal: Anne Applebaum Discusses