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Princeton professors discuss American democracy in the wake of Capitol attacks

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Yesterday, on a day some say may live in infamy, pro-Trump rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol building during a special joint session of Congress. In these special episodes of Daybreak, we take you through the events of the day and discuss where we’ve been and the implications of what's to come.


In “The Capitol comes under attack,” available above, we share an overview of the day’s events with commentary from professors Keith Whittington and Sean Wilentz. Whittington is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Politics at the University, and Wilentz serves as George Henry Davis 1886 Professor of American History.

Below, you can listen to more from our interviews with Whittington and Wilentz. You can also find all three episodes on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

Whittington discusses the day’s events


Wilentz contextualizes the day in American history

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