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US is 'closer to civil war than any of us would like to believe,' a leading expert on civil wars says in a new book

4 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

Violent protesters, loyal to President Donald Trump, storm the Capitol, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington AP Photo/John Minchillo, File
Barbara F. Walter, a civil war expert, said the US is closer to violent conflict than many think.
In her new book, Walter identifies three factors that increase the likelihood of a civil war.
Her book, "How Civil Wars Start: And How to Stop Them," was released earlier this month.
Barbara F. Walter has spent more than 30 years studying civil wars around the globe and, according to her new book, the US is a lot closer to one than most people think...
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