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How Nationalist Thinking Leads to Violence

Monica Duffy Toft speaks with PRI's The World about historic civil conflicts after a weekend of two mass shootings.

President Donald Trump on Monday proposed tighter monitoring of the internet, mental health reform and wider use of the death penalty in response to mass shootings over the weekend that killed 31 people in Texas and Ohio.

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The World's Marco Werman spoke to professor Monica Duffy Toft, an expert on the roots of civil conflict and civil war at The Fletcher School at Tufts University. 

Toft wrote an essay earlier this year that asked, "What happens to a country when its core national identity — its preferred image of itself in terms of race or religion — doesn’t match its demographic reality?"

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