The US Capitol building is seen at sunset on the National Mall on January 19, with tight security measures in place for Joe Biden’s inauguration Photo: Getty Images / TNS The US Capitol building is seen at sunset on the National Mall on January 19, with tight security measures in place for Joe Biden’s inauguration Photo: Getty Images / TNS
The US Capitol building is seen at sunset on the National Mall on January 19, with tight security measures in place for Joe Biden’s inauguration Photo: Getty Images / TNS
Stephen Roach
Opinion

Opinion

Stephen Roach

US Capitol riot: how the internet exposes the weak links in American democracy

  • The internet’s role in fomenting insurrection at the US Capitol has shone a light on the flaws of the West’s embrace of open-ended connectivity
  • The Chinese model of governance, heavy on censorship, is no example to follow. The challenge remains for the West to prevent the breakdown of order in a free society

The US Capitol building is seen at sunset on the National Mall on January 19, with tight security measures in place for Joe Biden’s inauguration Photo: Getty Images / TNS The US Capitol building is seen at sunset on the National Mall on January 19, with tight security measures in place for Joe Biden’s inauguration Photo: Getty Images / TNS
The US Capitol building is seen at sunset on the National Mall on January 19, with tight security measures in place for Joe Biden’s inauguration Photo: Getty Images / TNS
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Stephen Roach

Stephen Roach

Stephen S. Roach, a faculty member at Yale University and former chairman of Morgan Stanley Asia, is the author of Unbalanced: The Codependency of America and China.