Neil Oliver on the Breakdown of Free Speech and Threat of Civil War
Could the current antisocial climate of political
intolerance in the West lead to future violence, or even civil war?
Historian Neil Oliver warns of this possibility.
"We forget how close war is. War is almost a natural state of human beings and we've lived in relative piece in much of Europe for a long time and we can trick ourselves into thinking that it won't happen to us."
"It comes when populations can't talk, when the dialogue breaks down either between nations or between individuals. If there can't be speech there will be violence."