Cold Civil War in the United States

In an article adapted from a speech in 2018 by Professor Charles R. Kesler, the term “Cold Civil War” was used to describe the divide growing in the United States. According to Professor Kelser, this war started in the 1970s and 1980s and has steadily grown. Anyone who pays any attention to current politics and news can see that things are worse now than ever. Like the article states, one side in America wants to hold true to the original Constitution and to individual rights and freedoms. The other side wants a new Constitution where the individual takes a back seat to the greater society.

Cold War: a state of political hostility between countries characterized by threats, propaganda, and other measures short of open warfare.

We are essentially two countries, two different peoples sharing the same land. Professor Kesler offers five possibilities to the growing divide.

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