The day after the January 6 insurrection, pundits and politicians predicted that this unprecedented breach of the Capitol would be the pivot point that brought American democracy back from the brink. But has it? With a country consumed by a pandemic, chronic inequality, and polarized political parties, nothing much seems to have changed in the last year. As the nation begins to reflect on the one year anniversary of the insurrection, we’ll talk to Representative Adam Schiff, journalist Zack Beauchamp and Professor Kellie Carter Jackson about where the American experiment is headed.
Where is American Democracy Headed?
Zack Beauchamp, senior correspondent, Vox, His new piece about American democracy is "How Does This End?"
Congressman Adam Schiff, democratic congressman, representing California's 28th district; Los Angeles County; chairman, House Intelligence Committee; member, the select committee investigating the January 6 insurrection; author, "Midnight in Washington: How We Almost Lost Our Democracy and Still Could"
Kellie Carter Jackson, associate professor, Africana Studies, Wellesley College