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"Coup" Means Whatever the Regime Wants It to Mean

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08/18/2022Ryan McMaken

If the situation were reversed and protestors had invaded the Capitol to support a left-wing candidate, we can be sure that the vocabulary used to describe the event would be quite different. 

Original Article: "'Coup' Means Whatever the Regime Wants It to Mean"

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"Coup" Means Whatever the Regime Wants It to Mean