COMING SOON

Society is on the brink of disaster.

While the wars of the 20th century were largely waged by countries or institutions, the rise of unethical media, combined with the now highly accessible power of technology, has placed us, as individuals, both on the front lines and within the command bunkers. We’ve taken sides, battle lines have been drawn, and the conflict is reaching a critical mass.

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How do we stop it?

Through a cascade of seemingly life-improving forces – the worldwide web, social networks, handheld devices, and more – we have unintentionally given rise to digital cults and empowered ourselves to wage a cold civil war against our fellow citizens.

These battles are not fought with guns or swords, but rather with shaming, shunning, and other “emotional” weapons, leading us to the dangerous cancel culture we now inhabit. What began with subtle derision soon escalated beyond mocking and ridicule to include doxing, unfriending, empathy denial, intimidation, and even death threats.

While some have suggested that this war can be won on the systemic level, the solutions they offer – such as the prohibition of lying, the elimination of social media, or placing limitations on free speech – are neither legal nor feasible. The only winning move is not to play, and as these attacks began on the individual level, it is up to each and every one of us to work toward bringing this conflict to a peaceful conclusion. 

Our Cold Civil War not only examines the psychological, social, and political forces that have given rise to this hostility and conflict, but also reveals the crucial, practical solutions and leadership strategies anyone can employ – to exit the battlefields and help to bring this war to an end… before our time runs out.

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Critics and readers are raving…

I’ve grown increasingly anxious as the divide we are seeing worsens, and the violence increases. Peter offers the answers we are all looking for, and they are as bold as they are simple and straightforward. A remarkable work and a must for every bookshelf.

J.Wilson, New York

I’ve grown increasingly anxious as the divide we are seeing worsens, and the violence increases. Peter offers the answers we are all looking for, and they are as bold as they are simple and straightforward. A remarkable work and a must for every bookshelf.

J.Wilson, New York

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Meet the author

There are gifted speakers, best-selling authors, and successful entrepreneurs… but rarely do you find all three in one person.


There are gifted speakers, best-selling authors, and successful entrepreneurs… but rarely do you find all three in one person.

Peter Montoya is that rare exception—a thought leader, skilled orator, and leadership strategist with real-life experience driving his insights and ideas. Peter’s business acumen, inspirational journey, human behavioral insight, and decades of real-life experience have helped him to become one of the most inspirational authors and sought-after speaker and coach, specializing in leadership development and creating high-performance teams. Peter teaches the skills and strategies he’s perfected to leaders and companies around the world so they, too, can transform their organizations.