Claiming the election was stolen, “angry loyalists storming the building while overwhelmed security guards gave way. The slavishly loyal vice-president who would, the president hoped, restore him to power.” Sound familiar? This was 1986 in Manila. Author and history professor Alfred McCoy was there. On this show we learn why, on January 6th the Pentagon failed to protect the Capitol. And about the dire warning from all living former secretaries of state January 3rd which was ignored. He explains that supporters feel a crisis of masculinity in our loss of empire which leads to blind nationalism that remains a very real threat.

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