The political impulse to secede - to attempt to separate from central government control - is a conspicuous feature of the post-cold war world. It is alive and growing in Canada, Russia, China, Italy, Belgium, Britain, and even the United States Yet secession remains one of the least studied and least understood of all historical and political phenomena. The contributors to this volume have filled this gap with wide-ranging investigations - rooted in history, political philosophy, ethics, and economic theory - of secessionist movements in the United States, Canada, and Europe.
David Gordon is senior fellow of the Ludwig von Mises Institute. He is the author of Resurrecting Marx: The Analytical Marxists on Exploitation, Freedom, and Justice, available from Transaction, The Philosophical Origins of Austrian Economics, and Critics of Marxism. He has contributed more than 100 articles to such journals as Analysis, The International Philosophic Quarterly, The Journal of Libertarians Studies, and The Review of Austrian Economics and is the editor of the Mises Review.