How Civil Wars Start — And How to Stop Them | Barbara Walter with Ciaran O’Connor

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Barbara Walter is a political scientist and professor at the University of California San Diego who specializes in studying civil wars. Here she joins Braver Angels CMO Ciaran O’Connor for a wide-ranging conversation on the current state of political violence in the United States, what America can learn from civil conflicts in other countries, and how we, together as citizens, can take a stand for peace.

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  1. Dr Walter commented that the South was better prepared than the North for the American civil war because of the existence of ubiquitous organized militias, mainly in preparation for slave revolts. This seems to bolster the idea that the 2nd Amendment was drafted with that in mind, not to guarantee anyone the right to own hugely destructive firearms

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