What does "the consent of the governed" mean? In 2020, 53 percent of US residents either voted for someone other than Trump or Biden, or didn’t vote at all. It also means about 75 percent of the population did not vote for Biden.
The Boston Tea Party was an opening act in what came to be a violent culture war and war of national liberation. And it helps us understand how America in 2020 could become as bitterly divided as America during the revolution.
MacMillan's book provides many insights into the true vileness of war, although she strays into some dangerous areas when she accepts the faulty economic notion that wars bring economic benefits through government spending.