The Brian Lehrer Show

The Case for Blue-State Secession

March 15, 201720 min
Kevin Baker, journalist, novelist and author of America the Ingenious: How a Nation of Dreamers, Immigrants, and Tinkerers Changed the World (Artisan, 2016), discusses his essay in the New Republic, "Bluexit: A Modest Proposal for Separating Blue States from Red," which points out that despite the federalist bluster of red state Republicans, they would be in a state of financial ruin if Democratic blue states seceded.

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