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Is Secession a Good Idea?

Whoops or oops! I'm breaking in a new computer and I accidentally tapped the send key twice which explains the double or duplicate comments posted above. And an itchy trigger finger!!! And of course I should have correctly typed TOO MANY TO LIST HERE!

I’m not talking about secession in the United States, where the issue is linked to the ugliness of slavery (though at least Walter Williams can write about the issue without the risk of being accused of closet racism).

But what about Europe? I have a hard time understanding why nations on the other side of the Atlantic should not be allowed to split up if there are fundamental differences between regions. Who can be against the concept of self-determination?

Heck, tiny Liechtenstein explicitly gives villages the right to secede if two-thirds...