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The Second Civil War?

Episode Summary

"Civil war" may be an oxymoron, but so is, perhaps, the "United States." We take a closer look into the possibility of a new civil war in America, what worries experts, and how can we stop it from happening.

Episode Notes

Does history repeat or just echo? Plenty of smart people have begun looking at the state of our hyper-partisan and hyper-fractured political landscape in America and fearing we're headed for a new civil war.

One of them joins us to discuss why the idea isn't so outlandish to those who look at what has precipitated civil wars in recent decades.

Stephen Marche, author of The Next Civil War: Dispatches from the American Future, says there are plenty of warning signs but, if one came to pass, it wouldn't look anything like the one we experienced over 160 years ago.

And, catch this: a majority Americans think a new civil war is possible.

You can follow Stephen Marche on Twitter @stephenmarche, or find his book here: https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/The-Next-Civil-War/Stephen-Marche/9781982123215