Just when we thought 2021 might be the new beginning we were all waiting for, the insurrection happened in the U.S. To see an attempted coup in established democracies is, thankfully, rather rare, which makes it very much podcast-worthy.
I talk about the concept of political trust and how it serves as an interesting framework to use when analysing this situation. In what might seem as various detours, I build my narrative where I also share with you what created an exploding head moment for me many years ago.
Also, I hope you appreciate the ominous look that I got by editing my own photo of the U.S. Capitol to match my show logo.
Here are the resources I’m mentioning in this episode:
- Brené on Words, Actions, Dehumanization, and Accountability, Spotify
- Public Trust in Government: 1958 – 2019, Pew Research Center
- The Political Relevance of Political Trust, American Political Science Review
- Trust, Our World in Data
- 45% of Republicans Approve of The Capitol Riots, Poll Claims, The Independent