Can America ‘Hold the Line’?

There have been many books about the Jan. 6 insurrection.

Doubtless there will be many more to come.

But you will be hard-pressed to find one more visceral, more frightening, more damning that Michael Fanone’s “Hold the Line: The Insurrection and One Cop’s Battle for America’s Soul.”

Fanone, in video footage of that day seen round the world, was a Metropolitan Police Department officer defending the Capitol when the angry mob of Trump supporters yanked him out of the building and almost killed him.

He was repeatedly Tased, beaten with a Blue Lives Matter flagpole, and kicked.

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