19 minutes | Mar 5th 2021

Guy Fawkes and the Plot to Blow Up the United States Capitol

In this companion audio version of a Clay Jenkinson essay, we explore two efforts - separated by four centuries and an ocean - to decapitate governments. The preparations for President Biden’s as-yet-unscheduled State of the Union address are haunted by a 400-year-old conspiracy to decapitate the British government. What can we learn from the Gunpowder Plot? ------ Audio samples sourced through the US House of Representatives, CSPAN, ABC, Bartje Bartmans, RTSD, NatGeo,Travel Sounds Project, and Hooksounds.
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