Civil war was inevitable — because Lincoln made sure it was inevitable.
Taleb contends that you shouldn’t put someone else’s skin in the game without putting your own in it as well.
Decentralization and Secession
If a precedent of secession were accepted, then the disintegration of the central government could potentially continue ad infinitum.
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China's new "Silk Road" for international trade is an important component in the regime's larger geopolitical strategy.