Secession: The Reasonable Option Everyone Resists by Tom Woods
Tom Woods is very well-known in libertarian circles and here he is giving a speech at the Mises Institute recently about secession, where he lays out a mile-high but convincing case for secession. Maybe more than that he talks about “going off the card” of acceptable opinion, where it seems like there’s only some issues on the table in national discourse and only two acceptable opinions on each one – anything outside of those parameters isn’t up for discussion and is crazy. I guess the idea of secession falls in that category. Woods makes the case that it shouldn’t be considered outlandish to discuss it.
He makes the case that large states are unresponsive to the populace, political boundaries aren’t set in stone, large doesn’t always mean prosperous (i.e. look at Singapore) and minority rights are best preserved within the smallest political unit.
I’ve heard interviews with him here and there, but I’ve never checked out his podcast. I think I’ll give it a shot…