Thom delves deep into the implications of 'Democratic Peace Theory' for our times. How do the thoughts of Kant, Paine, and Franklin shine light on our present political moment? For what reason did the framers give the power to declare war *exclusively* to the House of Representatives?
And is the soul of religion entangled with the decline of democracy? What should our priorities be for restoring Democracy in the United States? Could 2020 be the turning point away from money-is-speech neoliberalism, or towards a system of warlike oligarchy?