American tinderbox: a new poll

Today’s post is a quick one. Work and health combined are still obliterating my schedule, and look likely to do so for a month, so here I will be direct and fast.

For years I’ve been tracking and forecasting the ways America could descend into civil unrest, breakdown, or open war (some examples). This week saw a new poll which points to more possibilities along that line.

The University of Virginia’s Center for Politics surveyed Americans about their attitudes towards opposing political parties. The results describe a people not only divided along…