Foreign Affairs January 2021 View on Publisher Site HKS Authors See citation below for complete author information. Pippa Norris Paul F. McGuire Lecturer in Comparative Politics Abstract Analyzes the underlying reasons for the insurrection on the U.S. Capital on January 6th 2021. Citation Norris, Pippa. "It Happened in America: Democratic Backsliding Shouldn’t Have Come as a Surprise." Foreign Affairs (January 2021).