Thursday, March 29, 2007

Middlebury Institute Secession Web Site

The Middlebury Institute for the study of separatism, secession, and self-determination has updated its web site. Check it out. Features include a report on The First North American Secessionist Convention, held November 3-5, 2006 in Burlington,Vermont which has links to two Youtube videos. Plus there is a (still under construction) Registry of North American Separatist Organizations. Several excellent articles are linked as well.
The Institute is sponsored by noted author Kirkpatrick Sale and Second Vermont Republic organizer Thomas Naylor. Sale's most relevant books are Human Scale and Dwellers in the Land: The Bioregional Vision. See also and
Sale, like Small is Beautiful author E.F. Schumacher, were influenced by the wonderful philospher Leopold Kohr author of one of my favorite books The Breakdown of Nations. See my web page with more about Kohr, including this photo of Kohr and me when I met him in 1985. One of these days I'll figure out how to get a .wav copy of the audio I have of the talk he gave, minus the recording buzz.

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