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So long as there are peoples who want to have their own nation

With what borders?

Cut-up like in Northern Ireland? Historical, but 'helped' with ethnic cleansing, like in Croatia?

When will it stop?

When Valencians break off Catalunya? When Eskimo nations break off Quebec? When Franks break off Bavaria? When Florence breaks off Toscana that broke off Padania which broke off Italy?

I of course would favor ditching the 'nation' concept altogether, but even without it, I think the best we can do is to have multiple levels of communal authority and 'sovereignity' (e.g. collective 'self'-determination) and manage tensions in that framework.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Tue Feb 14th, 2006 at 07:05:21 AM EST

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