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Is Secession a Good Idea?

OwlCreekObserver Wrote: Oct 18, 2012 9:57 AM
Actually, I'd be somewhat satisfied if all of Illinois that's south of I-80 would secede from the northern part of the state, including Chicago and Cook County. We have almost no common interests anyway except maybe the Cubs, and they wouldn't be much of a loss to us.

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...