Splitsville USA : A Democratic Argument for Breaking Up the United States, Paperback / softback Book

Splitsville USA : A Democratic Argument for Breaking Up the United States Paperback / softback

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Splitsville USA argues that it’s time for us to break up to save representative democracy, proposing a mutually negotiated, peaceful dissolution of the current United States into several new nations. Zurn begins by examining the United States’ democratic predicament, a road most likely headed for electoral authoritarianism, with distinct possibilities of ungovernability and violent civil strife.

Unlike others who share this diagnosis, Zurn presents a realistic picture of how we can get to reform and what it would involve.

It is argued that “Splitsville” represents the most plausible way for American citizens to continue living under a republican form of government.

Despite recent talk of secession and civil war, this book offers the most extensive treatment yet of the issues we need to think through to enable a peacefully negotiated political divorce. Splitsville USA is a provocative conversation opener about the problems that have gotten us into our current political pickle and how to get out of it by seizing the reins of our own constitutional destiny.

The book will appeal to readers of political science, American politics, history, political philosophy and law, along with all general readers interested in the future of democracy in the United States.


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