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Current Events in Historical Context

AHA executive director Jim Grossman was featured in an article in Inside Higher Ed that discussed the January 6, 2021, crisis in the US Capitol. Grossman added historical context to the day’s events, saying, “Everything has a history, and what is happening at the US Capitol is part of a historical process that needs to be understood.” Grossman also noted that the rioters are “people whose historical sensibilities have been nurtured by popular culture and cynical politicians willing to manipulate bigotry for self-interested purposes.”