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http://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/48358971/Secesh17.mp3No one in their right mind would ever think the Soviet Union would suddenly break down into its component parts. Then it did. Clearly America is more divided now than since the 1861 war against Southern independence. Many would argue

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http://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/48358971/WoodardAmNations2016.mp3With the election of Donald Trump, there’s talk of secession in California. But have we ever really been one nation? Certainly not.  Colin Woodard, author of the acclaimed book “American Nations,” reveals a history of eleven rival regional nations and

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http://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/48358971/Spain2016.mp3You think the Republicans are in a mess, look at Spain. They have been without a working government for years. The right is divided, the left is divided. Corruption is rampant. Catalonia wants to break off altogether. There are a

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http://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/48358971/EcstaticNationKDA%201.mp3Of course the North beat the South but Southern Values also won. Northern collusion with slavery, annexing Cuba, the 1% vs the 99%, and the wisdom of Phineas T. Barnum are all entertainingly discussed in Ecstatic Nation: Confidence Crisis and

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http://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/48358971/AmericaAflameKDA.mp3America Aflame is a major new interpretation of the civil war era. In this interview with author David Goldfield, light is shed into important dark corners, such as the tragic role played by evangelicalsm on both sides, why a post-war

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http://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/48358971/CowboySocialism.mp3The myth of the rugged individualist settling the west is just that: a myth. The work needed to tame the wild and vast open spaces was not done with a lasso. The white people who populated the massive west needed

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http://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/48358971/Portugal_Spain.mp3When the combined power of the Troika–European Central Bank, European Commission, and the International Monetary Fund–puts the squeeze of austerity on places like Spain and Portugal, a lot of people feel severe economic pain. But in the Iberian countries, they

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http://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/48358971/GalbraithSyriaIraq.mp3Despite the fact that the US inadvertently created ISIS and is still arming the wrong people, and despite the fact that the US and Russia seem to be on opposite sides, Ambassador Peter Galbraith argues the region is on a

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http://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/48358971/BillsQuills.mp3Did you know the place with the most stringent gun control was the South? Or that alcohol had a lot to do with the creation of the Bill of Rights? Though of course they couldn’t see into the 21st century,

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http://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/48358971/CharlestonPoole.mp3Banishing the Confederate flag from public buildings might make some of us all feel as if we’ve done something to stop racist violence. But given how easy it is for right wing politicians to do it, will the gesture really

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The past isn’t even the past: questions and debates from mid 19th century remain fierce today. Such things as the locus of legitimate political power: federal or state sovereignty? Have we really ever faced up to the evils of slavery?

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Do you oppose the concentration and centralization of power and authority? Prefer natural, locally grown foods. Want top end American imperialism and militarism? Sounds like typical left stuff, right? Today there are petitions from more than 30 states …

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PodcastSecession

If it doesn’t glorify and romanticize the War Against Secession (the “civil war”), it doesn’t fit the official narrative. But the bloodletting at Gettysburg 150 years ago this July was anything but glorious. Arguing that national memory often requires …

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Militarism & PoliceObamaPodcastSecession

Oppose the concentration and centralization of power and authority. Natural, locally grown foods. End American imperialism and militarism. Sounds like typical left stuff, right? Well, with the re-election of President Obama, there are petititons from m…

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PodcastSecession

In the first half hour, Democratic political strategist Rpbert Creamer says the cause of the destruction of the middle class also points to the best way out of the current Great Recession. And on the second half, investigative journalist Rick Rosoff sh…

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The war against secession began in the spring of 1861. What was won and what was lost? Historian Kirkpatrick Sale takes an alternative look at what was changed by the victory of the North.

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As we head in to 2011, we face a deeply divided, crumbling America: red and blue, super rich and a beaten down middle class. Federal Reserve policies threaten the stability of the dollar. Some say the alternative to chaos between left and right, rich a…

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In the greatest recession since the Great Depression, it seems much of FDR’s New Deal is applicable once again. On this Portside, Burt’s guest is Steven Herzenberg, executive director of the Keystone Research Center. How much of the New Deal is applica…

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The political and social divide in America is the greatest since Vietnam.
On this Portside, Burt Cohen interviews Daniel Miller, president of the Texas Nationalist Movement. “Sovereignty or Secession” is their chant.
Should the currently united states …

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Afraid to be called flip-floppers, many politicans act on beliefs instead of new realities. On today’s Portside, Burt Cohen talks with philosophy and logic professor John Kozy about the friction between old mindsets and new challenges, and how this end…

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1% vs. 99%PodcastSecession

In the face of an ever-deepening and widening recession, the debate about spreading the wealth, which began in the 2008 campaign, promises to escalate. The disparity in wealth has never been greater and there’s a new push to actually address this long-…

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Everyone knows the South was defeated in its effort to secede from the north. But on today’s Portside, Burt Cohen talks with Louisiana’s DONNIE KENNEDY, a leader of what’s called the League of the South. While he is on the political right, at a recent …

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PodcastSecession

Everyone knows the South was defeated in its effort to secede from the north. But on today’s Portside, Burt Cohen talks with Louisiana’s DONNIE KENNEDY, a leader of what’s called the League of the South. While he is on the political right, at a recent …

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PodcastSecession

KIRKPATRICK SALE, head of a new separatist think tank, explains why secession from the Union is an idea whose time is coming again.

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