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Written by unsigned 16 January 2021

“The invasion of America’s Capitol by mobs of President Donald Trump’s supporters on January 6th was a reminder of the danger of playing with fire...it is doubly naive to expect that mobs will set limits; it is in their nature to run out of control” (The Economist, 2021).

Publisher: The Economist

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