BOOK REVIEW: 'Bye Bye, Miss American Empire'
How do we escape from a corrupt, overbearing, and wasteful central bureaucracy, while repudiating the welfare-warfare state headquartered in the District of Columbia? By downsizing! In the 21st century, we are finally recognizing that small is indeed beautiful, and the gargantuan is the enemy of peace and freedom. Self-described anti-Imperialist author Bill Kauffman introduces the various secessionist organizations throughout the DC Empire. While he gives the League of the South a few undeserved pokes in the eye, he consistently argues that the overgrown USA needs whittling down:
Kauffman argues that the sheer size of the American Empire makes it do imperial things, like invading other countries willy nilly. Thanks to its overreaching, the American Empire is dying, says Kauffman, describing how those rising up to topple that empire are a surprising mix of conservatives, liberals, regionalists, and independents who — from movement to movement — may share few political beliefs but who have one thing in common: a sense that our nation has grown too large, and too powerfully centralized, to stay true to its founding principles.
The trend is accelerating. Know hope.