Pittsburgh Shooting Comes Amid Rise in Hate Crimes, Growing Anxiety About Right-Wing Extremism

October 28, 2018
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New article in The Washington Post featuring Professor Erica Chenoweth.

"While today’s heightened partisan tensions sometimes prompt comparisons with the 1960s, few see exact parallels to the political violence of that era.

By 1968, the U.S. government was responding to mass protest movements with overwhelming force, said Erica Chenoweth, a professor of public policy at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government who studies political violence.

The movement resisting Trump’s policies has been “stunningly nonviolent,” Chenoweth noted, “even when protesters volunteer themselves for arrest through civil disobedience.”

Read the full article in The Washington Post.