Fried speaks to FiveThirtyEight about what happens when Americans don’t trust institutions

Amy Fried, professor of political science at the University of Maine, was interviewed by FiveThirtyEight about what has happened historically when Americans do not trust their political institutions. “Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, there are all of these upheavals — Watergate, the Vietnam War, riots, assassinations,” she said. Politicians have since amplified Americans’ doubts by continuing to talk about government overreach and corruption.