Why An Expert In Political Violence Is Worried About Civil War In The U.S.

Following the Jan. 6 attack on the US Capitol, academics and journalists have taken the possibility of future political violence in America increasingly seriously. In her new book, How Civil Wars Start: And How To Stop Them, Barbara F. Walter writes, “We’re closer to Civil War than any of us would like to believe.” It’s a bold proposition, and we challenge it in this issue of the FiveThirtyEight Politics Podcast.

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