I keep saying I’m shocked but not surprised about today’s attempted coup d’état. What a time to be a historian. I see resonances of this event in the Beer Hall Putsch in 1923 and the attempted fascist coup in France on February 6, 1936. I know that democracy will prevail. It’s hard to work today, but thankfully I am editing a very relevant novel about the year 2020–a spy thriller about the year!