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A New Civil War Test Case

Discussion in 'OBOB General Politics Forum' started by Michie, Jan 19, 2021.

  1. Michie

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    This Forum is a place for respectful discussion and debate of political issues, by Roman Catholics, in the context of the Roman Catholic Faith.


    Michael Vlahos, who teaches at SAIS, sees
    sees one of three outcomes for America.
    Excerpt:

    1-Secession: Some agreed — whether polite or desperate — coming apart of the old Union into local, state, or other-based constitutional entities, perhaps still federated, if more loosely than a nation. While this arrangement is increasingly acknowledged by commentators as potentially avoiding the worst of civil war, its realization nonetheless requires a form of civil war. There is no avoiding war.

    2-Blue triumph: The ultimate subjugation of Red by main force, achieved by the preponderance of wealth, ruling institutional leverage, and military power. A social revolution as well as a political transformation: The full outcome must likely reconstitute our constitutional order in ways unrecognizable to us today.

    3-Thermidorian Reaction: Exhausted by civil conflict, American society takes a modest counter-revolutionary turn, in which repudiated old traditions are [at least partly] reinstated, and a measure of political toleration and overall equipoise returns to national life, along with constitutional accommodations and firewalls to forestall another descent into civil strife.

    Continued below.
    A New Civil War Test Case | The American Conservative
     
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  2. Taodeching

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    Thank you for the article. I, myself have wondered about another Civil War in this country.
     
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