“Evaluating the Current Union of the States: Character and a Consolidated Union,” By Bruce P. Frohen
It is not very often you come across a piece that is as intellectually exhilarating as this.
Editorial Foreword: This essay by Bruce P. Frohnen is the first installment of a new Nomocracy in Politics symposium, “Evaluating the Current Union of States.” The symposium will examine the various costs and benefits that Americans and others incur as a result of our current Union of States–a.k.a., the United States of America. The symposium will progress gradually over a period of weeks.
Essay: A symposium devoted to “evaluating the current union of the states” may sound designed to institute reconsideration of the issues and grievances precipitating and resulting from the Civil War. Perhaps in part because I was born and raised (mostly) in the West, I have no emotional investment in such a debate. Moreover, it seems to me that there is plenty of fault on both sides in relation to that war, and that the airing of grievances in terms of a conflict 150 years gone, while certainly…
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