Chronicles Magazine Politcs

Small Is Bountiful: The Secession Solution

Aristotle declared that there is a limit to the size of states: “a limit, as there is to other things, plants, animals, implements; for none of these retain their natural power when they are too large or too small, but they either wholly lose...

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  • Heresies

    Mormon Apocalypse, Part I

    America is special. America has a mission. America is a beacon of liberty. America, God shed His grace on thee. We call it American exceptionalism—the belief that, from among the countries of the world, the United States of America has been...

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  • The Rockford Files

    To Secede or Succeed?

    Over a decade ago, Don Livingston organized a Liberty Fund Colloquium in Charleston, South Carolina. One of the sessions examined whether any movement toward political decentralization was possible without at least the threat of secession to...

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