Secession: How Vermont and All the Other States Can Save Themselves from the Empire

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“Secession may seem like an outlandish idea at first, but when considered forthrightly and un-prejudicially it becomes a powerful alternative to other kinds of political action. Thomas Naylor has here charted a brave and inspiring course for any American interested in practical, useful, thoroughgoing social and political change in America.”—from the introduction by Kirkpatrick Sale, author of Rebels Against the Future

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“Secession may seem like an outlandish idea at first, but when considered forthrightly and un-prejudicially it becomes a powerful alternative to other kinds of political action. Thomas Naylor has here charted a brave and inspiring course for any American interested in practical, useful, thoroughgoing social and political change in America.”—from the introduction by Kirkpatrick Sale, author of Rebels Against the Future

Secession, the growing and evolving means to fundamentally change our national government, has been the recent subject of major articles in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The O’Reilly Factor.

Thomas H. Naylor, professor emeritus of Duke University and co-author of Affluenza and The Search for Meaning, is founder and chair of the Second Vermont Republic, the foremost secessionist organization in the country.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781932595307
  • Publisher: Feral House
  • Publication date: 4/1/2008
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 1,222,828
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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Thomas Naylor is Professor Emeritus of Economics at Duke University. During the 1970s he was president of a major software firm. He's written the New York Times and other major publications and thirty books, including the recent, much-discussed "Affluenza". In 2003 he founded The Second Vermont Republic. Naylor lives outside Burlington Vermont. Kirkpatrick Sale is also a forming member of The Second Vermont Republic and the author of more than a dozen highly-regarded books including "Rebels Against the Future: The Luddites and their War on the Industrial Revolution." Sale lives in Cold Springs, New York.
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Table of Contents

Dedication 11

Foreword Kirkpatrick Sale Sale, Kirkpatrick 15

A Eulogy for the First Vermont Republic 19

The Manifesto 23

Ch. 1 The Endgame for America 27

Ch. 2 Vermont's Radical Imperative 47

Ch. 3 The Untied States of America 75

Ch. 4 Secession and Independence Movements Across the Country and Around the World 97

Ch. 5 Some Models for an Independent Vermont 105

Free Vermont 112

The Second Vermont Republic Network 116

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  • Posted August 1, 2009

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    Great Idea But Falls Short

    Although I fully support Mr. Naylor's call for secession (America's empire and machinery of government is too corrupt to be repaired and must be abandoned), this book disappoints. Eighty percent of the book reads as if it was written by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce and Tourism. While I am sure Vermont is a beautiful and interesting state, it's not an arguement as to "how" to secede. Despite the book's subtitle, "How Vermont and All the Other States Can Save Themselves from the Empire" the rest of the book deals more on why secession is necessary rather than on the nuts and bolts of "how" to secede. Adding to this disappointment is the fact that Mr. Naylor is an economist yet he offers very little discussion of how a seceded state can set up a seperate economy. Which, to me, is the most challenging aspect of secession.

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