January 8, 2012

Sovereignty and the Pitiless Passage of Time

Henrik Bering, Wall Street Journal

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Regrettably, eventual dissolution is not restricted just to totalitarian dictatorships. Mr. Davies even foresees the disintegration of the United Kingdom. The first to break away were the Irish, but today Scotland and Wales enjoy a wide measure of self-government, which separatists regard as the first step toward independence. The only question is how long the process will take.

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