American Decline

Is the U.S. on the Verge of Civil War?

One thing Stephen Marche gets right is with his recognition that the primary conflict in the USA is over existential issues which makes it an essentially religious conflict. Conflicts pertaining to class and race are only subsets of the larger conflict, which explains why we increasingly have people of all races and classes on “both sides.”


“The United States is coming to an end,” says Stephen Marche. In his new book, “The Next Civil War,” the Canadian author insists rising inequality, racial conflict, environmental destruction, and a lack of unified national purpose, means another American civil war is now inevitable; it’s just a matter of how. A year following the storming of the U.S. Capitol, The Agenda asks whether these fears are overblown, questions how divided America is and whether its undergone healing, or if its angry factions are headed towards serious violent conflict.

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