The Case for American Secession

By Michael Malice


TOPSHOT - This picture taken on June 25, 2016 shows a replica of the Statue of Liberty in Colmar, eastern France, birthcity of its sculptor Frederic Bartholti. / AFP / PATRICK HERTZOG

Even when we were united ideologically as a country, we have never been united culturally. (Photo: PATRICK HERTZOG/AFP/Getty Images)

The United States of America has spent very few years truly unified. There was the Era of Good Feelings, which followed the collapse of Alexander Hamilton’s Federalist party. There was the FDR administration, up to and including WWII. And there were brief windows during the Bush presidencies, during the Kuwait war and post-9/11 respectively. It is a sad irony that the biggest flag-wavers in the United States are also the main opponents of multiculturalism. In fact, American patriotism is multiculturalist at its very core and in all its manifestations. The two are conceptually inseparable.


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