The United States Have Never Really Been United says Richard Kreitner, Author of "Break It Up: Secession, Division, and the Secret History of America's Imperfect Union"
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How serious is it when a state threatens to secede from the United States? We've heard it casually dropped in places like Texas and California, and certainly you've heard people say they're leaving the country if Trump gets re-elected, which to Richard Kreitner, suggests there is something real fermenting under the surface. Richard is a contributing writer for The Nation, as well as the author of his latest book, "Break It Up: Secession, Division, and the Secret History of America's Imperfect Union." What he calls the "new secession" is actually occurring in every part of the country, and on both sides of the aisle. Barack Obama said at the Democratic Convention that our union and our democracy are in jeopardy, and in today's episode, you'll learn exactly how serious those comments were.
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