Book Review: Splitsville USA

The author of this remarkable book, Christopher Zurn, is a professor of philosophy at UMass Boston and describes his work as “research in social and political philosophy”. In Splitsville USA, he argues for a peaceful negotiated dissolution of the United States into several (his preference is five) sovereign nations.

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Having read the book, I defy anyone to think of a consideration that Zurn fails to address in detail. He makes a strong argument. He writes at length too about what he prefers to call “separation” (eg, CalExit and Texit) since the term “secession” has the unavoidable dark Civil War connotations.

While I hate the title of this book as it seems to make light of a very serious topic (I even emailed the publisher suggesting they change the title!), I can strongly recommend it to anyone interested in a detailed analysis of the topic.