The Return of Paganism and the Desecration of Self-Government

A Jewish prayer for a great, grieving nation.

January 7, 2021 | Jonathan Silver
About the author: Jonathan Silver is the editor of Mosaic.

A Trump supporter known as the Q Shaman at the U.S. Capitol during a riot on January 6, 2021. Win McNamee/Getty Images.

“Shall we expect some transatlantic military giant, to step the Ocean, and crush us at a blow? Never!—All the armies of Europe, Asia and Africa combined, with all the treasure of the earth (our own excepted) in their military chest; with a Buonaparte for a commander, could not by force take a drink from the Ohio, or make a track on the Blue Ridge, in a trial of a thousand years.

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