Tuesday, November 23, 2021
Max Boot: We are at the greatest peril since the early 1970s " when the threat emanated from the left " of a violent insurgency in America. Indeed, the scattered terrorist attacks we have seen in recent years might be the early stages of such an uprising. If we see a full-blown insurgency " something that becomes more likely if Trump runs and loses again in 2024 " it would bear roughly the same symbiotic relationship to the GOP that the IRA had to the Sinn Fein party: It would be the armed wing of a larger right-wing movement. Trump made the relationship explicit when he told the Proud Boys, an armed group that later took part in the Jan. 6 attack on Congress, to "stand back and stand by."
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