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President Trump and the Cause of the Civil War

As critics scoff at President Trump's recent remarks suggesting an Andrew Jackson presidency might have prevented the Civil War, Dr. Tracy McKenzie points out the fairness of suggesting that the Civil War may not have been inevitable. But he also argues that the current president's stirring of the people's passions against the government would have been more likely to fuel than abate civil war.

A Public Plan for Peace

Robert Koehler fears that endless war has become so integral to American policy that it goes nearly unnoticed, institutionalized and framed by a compliant media. Trump's presidency, in its bellicose recklessness, may also be awakening the American public to the danger of perpetual war. But, "The resistance has to go deeper than Trump. At its center we need a public plan for peace."