Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Could Texas Really Secede? Experts Weigh in

"There are (at least) two Texases," Levinson said. "There is the increasingly blue Texas comprised of four of the eleven largest cities in the country, Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, and Austin. There is also the increasingly red Texas reflected in the just-completed Republican convention in Houston.

"That Texas is comprised of the majority who live outside of the main urban centers and who are fundamentally fearful of the diversity and cosmopolitanism instantiated in them.

"So if 'red Texas' tried to secede, that would immediately be met by attempts of 'blue Texas' to secede from the new version of the Lone Star Republic. None of this, of course, is likely to happen, but the very discussion illustrates the extent of the Civil War-like polarization that characterizes politics in Texas (as well as in much of the rest of the country)."

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