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ISBN: 9781603585026
Year Added to Catalog: 2012
Book Format: Paperback
Book Art: B&W Images
Dimensions: 6 x 9
Number of Pages: 256
Book Publisher: Vermont Independence Press
Release Date: March 1, 2013
Web Product ID: 740

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What the Vermont Independence Movement Can Teach Us about Reclaiming Community and Creating a Human Scale Vision for the 21st Century

by Ron Miller, Rob Williams

"Imagine peace. Secure civil liberties. Family farms. Healthy communities in which each person matters. The flourishing of local arts, music, and letters. Political, cultural, and economic decisions made by neighbors rather than distant rulers. Independence. That's the inspiriting vision of these Vermonters. Read them, engage them, argue with them. You just might remember—or learn—what participatory democracy is all about."

Bill Kauffman, author, Ain’t My America and Bye Bye, Miss American Empire

From the annals of Vermont Commons: Voices of Independence news journal

The 21st century United States is no longer a functioning republic, but an unreformable Empire unresponsive to the needs and concerns of its own citizens. Most Likely To Secede features a collection of provocative and forward-thinking essays from 29 contributors to Vermont Commons: Voices of Independence news journal. Written by cutting-edge citizens and entrepreneurs, the essays call for economic relocalization and political independence for Vermont, and, in some cases, nonviolent secession of the state (once its own 18th century republic) from the U.S. of Empire and the peaceful dissolution of the United States as a whole. Exploring well beyond the media-manufactured boundaries of Left and Right, Most Likely To Secede advocates for a 21st century world in which collective decisions about finance, fuel, food, and culture are removed from a centralized corporate imperial United States, and returned to regional and local control. As the only state to once exist as its own republic, Vermont is uniquely poised to lead a national conversation on 2st century decentralization, and Most Likely To Secede shows us the way.


About the Authors

Ron Miller

Ron Miller spent nearly thirty years as an educational scholar and activist, known internationally as a founder of the holistic education movement. He authored or edited nine books, established two journals, co-founded an alternative school, and was on the faculty of the progressive Education program at Goddard College. His work is archived at www.pathsoflearning.net. In 2011 he retired to run an independent bookstore in Woodstock, Vermont. He has served on the Vermont Commons editorial board since 2007. ...

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Rob Williams

Rob Williams is the publisher of Vermont Commons: Voices of Independence. He is a Vermont-based professor, farmer, musician, historian and journalist who teaches F2F and online courses at a wide variety of colleges, plays pholk phunk music with the Phineas Gage Project (www.phineasgage.com), and raises grass-fed yaks in the Mad River Valley (www.vermontyak.com). ...

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