Secession and localism

Nationalism is on the rise in Europe, but people tend to view this negatively because they think of 20th Century, socialist nationalism that coalesced into large states. What's happening now is a return to cultural, ethnic and linguistic roots, sometimes in the state where there is a mass movement, but often within a state. Besides nations turning away from a pan-European debt solution, we see Belgium splitting in two on linguistic grounds, a separatist movement in northern Italy and more.

In this blog post, libertarians compare Europe and the U.S. and discuss Europe's greater local and regional autonomy. The End of the Mega States?. There are links to an article and a podcast from that post.

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