The Politics of Regionalism: Secession vs. Interdependence

Source: CounterPunch
by Patrick Mazza

“In recent years an old idea has reappeared in U.S. political life. Seemingly settled at the end of the Civil War, the concept of secession from the Union is emerging from across the political spectrum. Perhaps the best known movements are in states that already have a virtual national identity as realms unto themselves, Texas and California. … These movements still exist around the fringes of politics. But that they are coming to prominence at all speaks loudly to the fractures in U.S. life. While the movements that proclaim support for secession and independence are still relatively small, the potential support for the idea is surprisingly large.” (01/17/23)