The onset of a revolutionary transition?

The american republic was always ‘work in progress’ despite all the propaganda about democracy: the period before the civil war makes obvious the flaws in the original formulation, etc…The Civil War was really a clever variant of a revolutionary transition, a second after the original: we are coming to a similar unstable era now in the breakdown of capitalist liberalism…

Source: What the Civil War Can Teach Us About Trying to Compromise With Trump | Portside