'The civil war lies on us like a sleeping dragon'
Posted by Hal Neumann (+9530) 3 years ago
“Republics are ever unsteady and at risk, as our first and second founders well understood. Americans love to believe their history is blessed and exceptional, the story of a people with creeds born of the Enlightenment that will govern the worst of human nature and inspire our “better angels” to hold us together. Sometimes they do. But this most diverse nation in the world is still an experiment, and we are once again in a political condition that has made us ask if we are on the verge of some kind of new civil conflict.”

'The civil war lies on us like a sleeping dragon': America's deadly divide - and why it has returned
--David Blight
The Guardian
August 20, 2017