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Wednesday, November 29, 2006


The partition temptation: Iraq to Latin America Juan Gabriel Tokatlian - openDemocracy

It looks like a number of Latin American countries are at risk of fragmentation, according to The partition temptation: Iraq to Latin America Juan Gabriel Tokatlian by Juan Gabriel Tokatlian at Open Democracy.

This is interesting, and I generally support independence movements in accordance with the ideas set forth by Murray Rothbard in National Liberation. With many anarchistic movements active in Latin American countries, it seems that the more fragmented the countries are, the more possibility that an especially good society will emerge ("laboratories of democracy", and that).

Of course there are conditions under which fragmentation would be against the interests of liberty--if it results in warfare, allows a small elite to dominate others in their secessionist region (such as the Confederate States of America), or weakens the society to the point where foreign powers can dominate it.

Something to think about...

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