The Storm Is Here
In early 2020, Luke Mogelson, who had been living in France and covering the Global War on Terrorism, returned home to report on the social discord that the pandemic was bringing to the fore in the US. Soon, he found himself embedded with militias descending on the Michigan state capitol. From there, the story swept him on to Minneapolis, then to Portland, and ultimately to Washington, D.C. His stories for The New Yorker were hailed as essential first drafts of history. 'The Storm Is Here' is an eyewitness account of how - during a season of sickness, economic uncertainty, and violence - a large segment of Americans became convinced that they needed to rise up against dark forces plotting to take their country away from them, and then did just that.