It has become common in the last few years to hear discussion of, or even hope for, a second American civil war. The European Cold War demonstrates that civil wars can not only be fought with armies and generals on great historic battlefields, but with sporadic bombings, riots and assassinations.
The loyalty and the political neutrality of the Armed Forces are a crucial part of any democracy. No democracy can survive in an egalitarian form whilst the military’s leaders are aligned with one side. This careful understanding has been maintained throughout the 245 years of America’s existence, yet in the book Peril by Bob Woodard […]