Why Scottish-style Secession Wouldn't Work in America
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From my Taki’s Magazine column:

uk_map[1]The Scottish independence movement inevitably inspires the question of secession in America. As John Derbyshire has pointed out, the United States represents a vast expanse of territory, and people from distant regions increasingly get on each other’s nerves. In an era of free trade zones and military alliances, wouldn’t it be simplest for the U.S. to break up like the SNP wants the U.K. to end?

I don’t think so, however. The big geographic difference between Great Britain and the U.S. is that …

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