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Steven van Zandt Says America Is On the ‘Brink of A New Civil War’

By Emma Nolan, Newsweek

Rock icon Steven van Zandt thinks the U.S. is “dangerously” close to civil war.

In his new memoir, the musician and actor of The Sopranos fame opened up about his political views and where he thinks the future of American politics will lead.

In “Crushes and Rejections,” the 70-year-old writes: “One of the greatest challenges of the next few years is to admit that the white supremacists, the militiamen, and the psychopaths of QAnon, have infiltrated all layers of our forces of order and all branches of our armed forces.”

Van Zandt, who is well known for playing Silvio Dante in the beloved HBO drama, elaborated on this point in an interview with the Spanish newspaper, La Vanguardia, earlier this month.

“My country is currently a disaster, it is experiencing the most dangerous situation within it since our civil war, that is, for 160 years. And we are getting dangerously close to another civil war, we are on the brink,” he said. “It’s a very frustrating situation right now, and next year’s elections if we don’t do something, can lead to an even worse outlook.”


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