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NEWSFEED WEEKEND: Is America Headed for Divorce?

J Robert Smith

  • Oct. 18, 2019
  • 2 min read

James Fearon, a Stanford University political scientist who researches political violence, called the pundits’ warnings “basically absurd.” But he noted that political polarization and the possibility of a potentially serious constitutional crisis in the near future do “marginally increase the still very low odds” of a stalemate that might require “some kind of action by the military leadership.”

“I can’t believe I’m saying this,” he added, “but I guess it’s not entirely out of the question.”

— Washington Post, February 11, 2019
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