The Risk of Civil War 2.0 (w/ Patrick Eddington)

Assessing the threat of right-wing violence in 2024.

The January 6th insurrection demonstrated the Trumpist right’s willing to use violence to advance its political interests. My guest on ReImagining Liberty today is worried that was just the start.

Patrick Eddington is a former CIA analyst and a senior fellow in homeland security and civil liberties at the Cato Institute. In a series of essays at his newsletter, The Republic Sentinel, he’s been exploring the risks of more widespread political violence should Trump be removed from the ballot, convicted of a crime, or lose the November election. Trump's followers sometimes talk of a new Civil War, and it's important to assess their seriousness and what it might mean to see a sudden increase in violent acts from the far-right.

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