There’s a new book out, titled “How Civil Wars Starts: And How To Stop Them” by Barbara Walter. Professor Walter has been making the rounds lately promoting her work. She describes three elements that experts say lead to civil war in the modern age.
I’ll translate her points from lib-speak and place them in a more meaningful context.
A) Anocracy – a nation with all the trappings of democracy but dominated by an authoritarian power in reality. Like imposing mandates and suppressing dissenting speech on a nation.
B.) Factionalism – for example one ideological group calling another “racist” for decades while accusing that same group of being “nationalist” if they object.
C.) Downgrading – like having the elites sell out the working class by impoverishing them by moving production abroad and imposing policy that leads to runaway inflation and shortages.