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Politics Podcast: How Likely Is Another Civil Warfare?

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Within the wake of the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, lecturers and journalists own extra and further taken severely the doable for added political violence within the U.S. And polls counsel Americans are disturbed about this too. In a December University of Massachusetts Amherst Poll, 62 percent of respondents acknowledged they were at the least moderately all in favour of violence within the 2024 presidential election.

In her novel guide, “How Civil Wars Beginning: And How To Conclude Them,” University of California at San Diego political scientist Barbara F. Walter goes a step further. After spending her profession discovering out civil wars distant places, she writes, “We’re closer to civil battle than any of us would net to believe.” It’s a daring suggestion, and on this installment of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, we demand it. Determined, The United States is polarized, however is it headed toward battle?

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Galen Druke is FiveThirtyEight’s podcast producer and reporter. @galendruke

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