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These Voters Share Almost No Political Beliefs, but They Agree on One Thing: We’re Failing as a Nation

In a recent poll, some Democrats and most Republicans share a sense of doom. (New York Times)

Is the US Headed Towards Another Civil War? | Barbara F. Walter | TED

Based on her work for a CIA task force aimed at predicting civil wars, political scientist Barbara F. Walter examines the rise in extremism and threats to democracies around the globe -- and paints an unsettling picture of the increasing likelihood of a second civil war in the United States. (TED)