Opinion

American support for conspiracy theories and armed rebellion is nothing new

By Amanda J. Crawford
January 5 2022 - 6:25pm
Crowds gather outside the US Capitol during the "Stop the Steal" rally on January 6, 2021. Picture: Getty Images

Americans had to confront a new reality when an angry mob attacked the US Capitol on this day last year: some of their fellow citizens were in the grips of a false reality and had resorted to violence to support it.

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