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The Capitol Rioters Are Giving Insurrection a Bad Name

Insurrectionism can be a civically responsible form of social change, but the attacks on the U.S. Capitol “give insurrection a bad name,” Ethan Zuckerman said in an op-ed for The Atlantic.

“Effective insurrectionism can be more than a roar of rage. It incorporates a continuum of strategies, from transforming institutions from within to pressuring them from the outside, replacing them with novel institutions, or, most radically, working to eliminate institutions altogether. What it doesn’t do is smash things and move on,” he said.

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