Imagine if you can a future America in which a three-term totalitarian president is presiding over a country in the midst of a second civil war. That’s the premise of English writer and director Alex Garland’s new film, simply and pointedly titled Civil War — produced by A24 and due for release next month.

It’s a premise that, even though the film has yet to be seen, has sparked furious debate between the bitterly divided American political left and right because, especially for those on the left, the idea of a real second civil war seems closer to becoming a nightmarish reality than at any other time since the end of the first one in the 19th century...

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