In the aftermath of the January 6, 2021 assault on the U.S. Capitol, we’re all scrambling to understand a) what happened, b) why it happened, and c) whether this is an end or a beginning? Scary stuff. Understanding our own government and its history, though, is something that Americans (yes, LSC community; we’re Americans) could benefit from (our lack of self knowledge is a well documented phenomenon). Therefore, first in our two-part series unpacking January 6 is a conversation with LSC History faculty, Paul Richgruber. If you slept during high school civics class, this might be the best 37 minutes of your life. Oh, and Paul also provides some important insight on the event itself.