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November 01, 2008

More On Secession

Michael Blowhard writes:

Dear Blowhards --

This time from John Schwenkler for The American Conservative. Here's John's own blog.

Semi-related: Jeff Fearnside interviews agrarian contrarian Wendell Berry, and libertarian luminary Lew Rockwell podcast-interviews lefty darling Naomi Wolf.



posted by Michael at November 1, 2008


There are many ways to organise a country that stop short of secession. But I admit to having been astonished to read this recently about my own.
"MCA 2005 and the Hague Convention 2000......
My understanding of the position is that the United Kingdom has under
Article 55 declared that its ratification of the Hague Convention only
extends to Scotland."

I had no idea that you could do that.

Posted by: dearieme on November 1, 2008 1:44 PM

Wow, that Rockwell-Wolf mutual interview was really interesting. Thanks.

Posted by: g on November 2, 2008 12:13 AM

I love this:

Berry: But you have to live in the world the way it is. You can’t declare yourself too good for it and move away.

then a bit later:

Fearnside: I fear that my generation may be the last to grow up outdoors. I used to roam for hours, hiking through the fields and woods or bicycling down country roads, completely unsupervised, which is unheard of today. Nowadays a kid is going to grow up sitting in front of a computer screen or listening to an iPod, not climbing trees or even playing ball in the street.

Posted by: a on November 4, 2008 12:29 PM

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