T. R. Affatato grew up in New York City in the 1960s and 1970s surrounded by assassinations, the civil rights movement, Vietnam War demonstrations, race riots, and the constant threat of nuclear annihilation during the Cold War era. But he’s more troubled about what’s happening in the United States of America today than ever before. Hate and racism is just as strong—if not stronger—today than it ever was before, and the author examines how it’s ripping apart our nation in this thoughtful analysis. He highlights how a civil war that began between blacks and law enforcement is now threatening to spread to society at large, how President Obama further fanned the flames of hate, and how we learn to hate. The author also explores how President Donald J. Trump has set off the worst firestorm of vitriolic hate that our nation has ever seen, not just splitting the country into political factions but into outright enemies. Join the author as he sparks a serious and realistic conversation about the issues we must solve if we’re to move forward as a nation.