On April 20, Adolf Hitler's birthday, two students opened fire at Denver's Columbine High School, wounding 20 students and killing 12 kids, 1 teacher, and themselves. It was the largest school shooting in American history and it shocked the nation. In its aftermath, author Stephen Singular (Presumed Guilty) began writing about the insidious infiltration of bloodshed in our society. The Uncivil War: The Rise Of Hate Violence, And Terrorism In America is the result of his frightening and disturbing investigation. Since the 1984 murder of Denver talk show host Alan Berg by neo-Nazis, Singular has charted the growth of terrorism, hate, and violence as they have moved from the fringes into the mainstream of American society-invading the media, schools, workplaces, even houses of worship. Now, in The Uncivil War he examines the political landscape, religious organizations, legal systems, journalistic principles, and social structures that have encouraged Americans to commmit these crimes. Today's civil war is being fought from inside the hearts of individuals. Like a cancer, it is invading our institutions and undermining them from within.The answer to Singular's probing question-How did hatred and violence become the order of the day?-may lie in one of humanity's oldest and saddest historical lessons: a society that violates or destroys its ideals and underlying principles will eventually descend into violence. As the new millennium begins, Singular asks us to relearn this critical lesson.