How did we get here?

How and why radicalization happens

Image Caption: A man stands in the capital holding a confederate flag. Original Image by REUTERS/Mike Theiler, Edited by Mei Ke.

Radicalization is a difficult topic to talk about, even in politically neutral environments. However, the attack on the capital on Jan 6th, and potential future assaults, make it necessary to address radicalization in a way that is easy for a lay person to understand. Although I myself am not an expert on radicalization, I will be drawing on my graduate level courses…