Kirkpatrick Sale

Kirkpatrick Sale is director of the Middlebury Institute.

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  • Society & Culture
    April 2018

    Large Is Ugly: Why America Is Not a Democracy

    Of course it is ludicrous for anyone to consider the government in Washington, D.C., a democracy, no matter how often it is declared to be one. The reason is perfectly obvious: With a population of nearly 330 million people, no nation could have a government with anything resembling a true democracy.

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  • Column
    April 2015

    A Cynic’s Dictionary: F-I

    Flag: A piece of cloth of no particular value or interest, that, when it comes to symbolize a nation, regardless of that body's importance, significance, affluence, or influence, takes on uncommon and indeed unnecessary grandeur and symbolism.

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  • Column
    January 2015

    A Cynic's Dictionary: D-E

    cynic (’sin-ick) n.—One who no longer believes in the comforting illusions and protective half-truths that others use unreflectively to get through their lives.

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  • Column
    October 2014

    A Cynic's Dictionary

    cynic (’sin-ick) n.—One who no longer believes in the comforting illusions and protective half-truths that others use unreflectively to get through their lives.

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  • Vital Signs
    June 2013

    The Horrible Politics of "Equality for All"

    Equality is a pernicious and dangerous political policy, but that’s exactly what President Obama declared in full voice in his Second Inaugural Address in January as the cause and preoccupation of his administration for the next four years.

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  • The Rebirth of States' Rights
    Views
    July 2011

    The Rebirth of States' Rights

    One of the most important of John Randolph’s ideas, and the one that resonates most today, is the cause of states’ rights.

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  • Small Is Bountiful: The Secession Solution
    Views
    October 2010

    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 their nature, or are spoiled.” But really, what did he know?

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  • The Most Desirable Option: Reeducating for Secession
    Views
    January 2008

    The Most Desirable Option: Reeducating for Secession

    The powers of the states became increasingly atrophied over the 20th century, and the Tenth Amendment was all but shredded.

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  • Big Is Still Ahead
    Reviews
    January 2008

    Big Is Still Ahead

    This odd little book has a point to make—the title says it all—but it is a point that was made 34 years ago in a book that sold millions of copies and became famous around the world.

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  • On Correctness and Collegiality
    Correspondence
    May 2007

    On Correctness and Collegiality

    It all began in February, when one disgruntled Vermonter started a blog to attack the Second Vermont Republic, the four-year-old secessionist organization in our state.

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  • Views
    November 2005

    The Case for American Secession

    There has always been talk about secession in this country by those variously disgruntled on both the right and left, but, since the last presidential election, which revealed deep-seated divisions in American society over a variety of fundamental issues, that talk has grown exponentially.

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