The United States is “closer to civil war than any of us would like to believe,” warns Barbara F Walter, a political science professor and member of a key CIA advisory panel.
“No one wants to believe that their beloved democracy is in decline, or headed toward war,” Walter writes in a new book, How Civil Wars Start, due to be published in January, according to The Washington Post.
Walter, who sits on the Political Instability Task Force, argues that “if you were an analyst in a foreign country looking at events in America,” you would find that the United States has “entered very dangerous territory.”
The analysis comes amid growing concerns about the deepening political divide in the United States, which was exacerbated by the events that marred the 2020 presidential election.
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