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The concept of the state has more to do with the worldview of ancient Greek philosophers than with the Roman Empire. We could learn a few things about statelessness from the Romans.
The fall of the Pac-12 is an unfortunate end to a proud collegiate institution. But its death isn’t the fault of uncurable greed but of the conference’s own inability to be competitive in the game.
Decentralization and SecessionSecessionStrategyU.S. History
The use of interstate compacts by US states shows that the states don't need the federal government to dictate or manage interstate relations.
Once the Southern states accepted the Thirteenth Amendment, Lincoln was entirely content for the old Southern elites to resume their positions of power and for many blacks to continue in a condition little better than bondage.
We are hearing calls both from right and left for an amicable national divorce. In truth, the states were never "hitched" in the first place, at least not by any plausible definition of marriage.
David Gordon explores how Abraham Lincoln's stated view on secession was fundamentally Hobbesian, cynical, and violent.
Decentralization and SecessionDemocracySecessionWar and Foreign Policy
Western intellectuals and their political allies are pushing relentlessly toward a unipolar world. Freedom lies in the multipolar direction.
Decentralization and SecessionSecession
Breakaway groups are forming micronations to become free of stultifying governments. This trend certainly will continue.
Ryan McMaken has made a serious case for secession as a means to counter totalitarianism. David Gordon explains why this is the case.
Decentralization and SecessionSecessionU.S. History