Decentralization and Secession

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Decentralized and Neutral

Decentralization and SecessionDemocracy


The EU is a prime example of a tendency toward territorial expansion and political centralization.

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Decentralization and the Rise of the West: The European Miracle Revisited

Decentralization and SecessionEconomic FreedomPolitical Theory


Why did Europe advance economically in the postmedieval period? Bas Spliet looks to the writings of Ralph Raico and Hans-Hermann Hoppe for answers.

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Hoppe: "My Dream Is of a Europe Which Consists of 1,000 Liechtensteins."

Decentralization and SecessionPolitical Theory


Earlier this month, Hans-Hermann Hoppe appeared on German television to discuss "State, War, Europe, Decentralization and Neutrality."

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The Progressives' Liberal Democracy Has Failed. Radical Decentralization Is the Answer.

Decentralization and SecessionDemocracyPolitical Theory


In many ways, the liberal democracy that had its roots in nineteenth-century liberalism seems to have run its course. Can we revive it, or does something more authoritarian take its place?

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Urban Supremacy and the Dismantling of Rural Communities

AntipoliticsDecentralization and Secession


The covid-19 lockdowns not only destroyed businesses, but also destroyed the sense of community in small towns and rural areas.

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Rural Voters, Guns, and Decentralization Sank the Democrats in Virginia

Decentralization and SecessionU.S. History


A big factor behind Youngkin’s electoral success in Virginia: the rural voter and their reaction to Richmond's overreach on guns, schools, and centralized political power.

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Poland's Beef with the EU Shows the Dangers of Political Centralization

Decentralization and SecessionGlobal EconomyWar and Foreign Policy


The more the EU micromanages Polish internal affairs and punishes Poland for the simple act of exercising self-determination, more the benefits of leaving the bloc altogether will continue to increase.

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Nullification Works: Republicans Look to Legalize Marijuana as States Ignore Federal Drug War

Decentralization and Secession


The ongoing success of the cannabis nullification effort has shown the uselessness of those who repeatedly chant slogans about “federal supremacy” and “If you don’t like the (federal) law, change it.”

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Three Reasons to Start Taking Secession Seriously

Decentralization and Secession


All polities come to an end sooner or later. The fanciful America-will-last-forever position is something that should seem plausible only to small children or the hopelessly naïve. 

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The Prospects for Soft Secession in America

AnarchyAntipoliticsDecentralization and SecessionLibertarianismLegal SystemProperty Rights


Is this trend toward soft secession necessarily illiberal? Is the potential for creating more states or political subdivisions, even if smaller and less sclerotic, moving us further from an idealized Hoppean private community model?

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