This expands on an Atlantic article and he has written others on the theme. Overall, it is a good warning on the dangers philosophically on civic society though wished he compared things more to the two times we had rebellions. Was the Revolutionary War valid under his reasoning and/or how were the times different? Plus, is a civil republican militia model (see Saul Cornell) sensible? Says he is open to some gun ownership etc. but book is somewhat one-sided there. Still the NRA focused rhetoric needs the corrective provided here.