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Better Off Without 'Em: A Northern Manifesto for Southern Secession

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2013

    Too bad this can't happen!

    The author does a very good job of describing the basis of the looney right wing and how its base in the South is really fighting a new Civil War against the Northern states; anyone who believes in science, is not hung up on social issues from the 50's, is aware of the economic fraud perpetrated by the propaganda masters on the right, and wants progressive and modern solutions to our problems will enjoy this read. His solution of course is too just let these people go form their own country and while it makes perfect sense, although I wish he had included Texass in there, we know it will never happen and these Red Staters will just continue to drag the country down a path that will lead eventually to us becoming a second rate nation. If you want a good laugh over it though, this is a great read, and of course we can always dream of a modern state that moves into the 21st Century socially and economically solvent without these uneducated, self righteous, religiously intolerant and bigoted Southerners attached to us forever.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2013

    "Better Off Without 'Em" Absolutely!

    Humorist and travel writer Chuck Thompson researches and presents why letting the Old South break loose is a great idea. In turns funny and horrifying as he explores the culture of hate and moon pies.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2013

    "Better Off Without 'Em" is an enjoyable read for Nort

    "Better Off Without 'Em" is an enjoyable read for Northerners and Southerners. Thompson's theory of the South seceding may at first seem ridiculous, but his abundance of research and facts leave readers contemplating such a reality. Although focused on the South, this book reveals in a lighthearted manner the major problems that still need to be solved in the U.S. from education to football. No matter your political views or geographical loyalties, you will want to read this book, so you can join in on the debate.  

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2012

    No other option

    The South needs to be its own country.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2012

    highly recommended reading

    really enjoyed his enlightening data on the differences between the cultures of both regions.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2012

    Sad but mostly true and I've seen this divide grow over the past

    Sad but mostly true and I've seen this divide grow over the past 2 decades

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2012

    Partly serious

    The guy is 75% serious, and the book is 75% interesting. His account of Northern dissatisfaction with the South and Southern dissatisfaction with the North is spot-on. His proposal to divide the two will be seen as immoral by both sides, each feeling a responsibility to keep the other from sinning so much.

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    Posted November 21, 2013

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