The good people at EuropeNow have just published an essay I wrote. It's about the August 29, 2020 attack on the Bundestag, but also about the ideological background that created the conditions for the events of that day. Above all, that means the Reichsbürger ("citizen(s) of the Reich") movement, QAnon supporters, and COVID-19 deniers. All three are motivated by arcane conspiracy theories and all three have grown rapidly in recent years. The events in Berlin last August not only presaged what would happen a few months later at the US Capitol, but also made clear just how dangerous these conspiracy theorists are.
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