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Better Off Without 'Em: A Northern Manifesto for Southern Secession by Chuck Thompson

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allow’s talk about secession.

not precisely probably the most suitable cocktail birthday celebration dialog starter any place within the us of a, however take that no longerion deep into the guts of Dixie and chances are you'll find yourself running from the possum-hunting conservatives, trailer-park lifers, and prayer warriors Chuck Thompson encountered throughout the 2 years he spent traveling the american South asking the question: might we be at an advantage without ’em?

the result's a heavily researched, serious inquiry into nationwide dividentificationes that is unabashedly arguable, often uproarious, and always thought-provoking. From a church provider in cellular, Alabama, the place the gospel entertainer proclaims "Islam is upon us!" to a store selling Ku Klux Klan memorabilia on a quaint little side road in South Carolina—Thompson lifts the fairway velvet drapes on a South that would seem to belong extra to the time of Rhett and Scarlett than the break of day of the twenty-first century.

through crunching numbers, interviewing professionals, and roaming the no longer-so-former Confederacy, Thompson—an openly disgruntled liberal from the Northwest—makes a compelling case for southern secession. What would the new countrys look like if Virginia governor Bob McDonnell was once elected as the primary Presidentificationent of the Confedefee States of america? If a southern electorate was once left to fend for itself while the North didentification injury control on an economy decimated via lower-fee southern staff who perform as a rival country inside its own borders? If the BCS championship soccer game were replaced via a North vs. South Coca Cola/ Starbucks Blood Bowl™? If Floridentificationa went to the South and Texas to the North in probably the most advanced land-and-inhabitants seize in american history?

higher Off with out ’Em is a delibefeely provocative e book whose perception, humor, fierce and fearless politics, and sheer nerve will spark a national debate that is most likely long past due.

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author: Chuck Thompsonpublisher: Simon cff0478 SchusterBinding: HardcoverLanguage: EnglishPages: threethree6

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