Forget about debating whether a civil war is under way in Iraq. One best-selling author is questioning whether the extreme polarization in America today could lead to another civil war in this country.
Orson Scott Card’s previous book, “Ender’s Game,” was read by top brass at the Pentagon and was cited as one of the sources of the Afghanistan battle plan. Now we’ve gotten hold of his upcoming book, “Empire,” in which he argues that the uncompromising rhetoric from the right and left is tearing America apart.
“We are a country that is fully polarized,” he warns, adding that hate speech and insistent ideology spewing from both sides is endangering the nation’s future.
The author says he wrote the book from the standpoint of “a flaming moderate.”