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Do assassinations change opinions?




Flowers surround a picture of Jo Cox during a vigil in Parliament Square on June 16, 2016 in London, United Kingdom.
Flowers surround a picture of Jo Cox during a vigil in Parliament Square on June 16, 2016 in London, United Kingdom.
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Brexit campaigning briefly paused Friday, after the assassination of British lawmaker Jo Cox.

Cox, a member of the Labor party, strongly backed a “remain” Brexit vote, and some wonder whether her death could sway the final vote. We look back at other examples where assassinations changed the course of history.

Guest:

Benjamin Jones, professor of strategy at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management; he’s author of Hit Or Miss? The Effect of Assassinations on Institutions and War