Monday, December 12, 2011

Newt Gingrich, Motherf---er of Invention

That's what I wanted to call my latest column at the Center for a Stateless Society, but such a title doesn't lend itself well to submitting a piece for publication as mainstream newspaper op-ed. So I went with something else. Teaser:

Look at any of the imaginary lines drawn on the ground by politicians around the world -- "borders" -- and you'll find that those lines started with invented identities, upon which power-seekers piggybacked their pretensions. Gandhi's India and Jinnah's Pakistan, Bolivar's Gran Colombia -- you name it. Nations invent themselves constantly and spontaneously, after which they're boxed in and drained of their inventive energy by their own emerging political classes.

Check it out, and while you're there, hit the ol' tip jar and help C4SS keep bringing market anarchism to the mainstream media.

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